Our Doctor

        DR. MAYA FILSHTINSKAYA, OD                                                                                              



SALUS University (Pennsylvania College of Optometry)                                                                        8/2005-5/2009

 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027, graduated 5/23/ 2009, BS in science, Doctorate of optometry OD, gas permeable CRT lens certified, SOSH member.


Pace University                                                                                                                                                         03/2001-2004    

1 Pace Plaza, New York, New York 10038, Biochemistry major, Dean’s List for *Academic Achievement Award and Society of Fellows, member of three years of American chemical society, excellence for 3 years of research award at Pace University on antibacterial surfaces



Laser and MicroEye surgery (LMI ophthalmology) 587 Kings Highway                     Brooklyn, NY                  7/09 to present

Working with cataract, oculoplastics and retinal specialist. Providing pre and post-up care for: cataract, LASIK, PRK, chalazion, pterygium and biopsy of ocular lesions, NLD, blepharoplasty, SLT/ALT, yag capsulatomy, peripheral iridotomy, vitrectomy with sutured IOL, retinal detachment repairs, ERM removal with vitrectomy.

Providing care, diagnosing and monitoring my own patients with background diabetic retinopathy, dry-ARMD, macula puckers, CHERPES, retinal tears/holes, lattice degeneration, Bells palsy, retinal or iris nevus, corneal foreign body/metal removal, irrigation of the nasal lacrimal canal,


Treating viral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis, Herpes Zoster, EBM dystrophy, motoring patient with MS and history with optic neuritis and evaluating or diagnosing retinopathy from Avonex and Rebif. Treating internal/ external hordeolum, pre-septal cellulitis, blepharitis, trichiasis, dry eye syndrome, corneal keratitis, complications from contact lens over-wear, epi-scleritis, POAG, PXG, NTG, refractions and prescribing soft contact lenses.


Lensecrafters (Luxitica company) 121 Court St,                                                              Brooklyn NY                      8/10 to present

Refractions for spectacles such as progressives and bifocals for all age groups, soft contact lenses such as single vision or bifocals, RGP’s, treating viral, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis, complications from contact lenses, corneal abrasions, ulcers and infiltrates, DES, SPK’s, Lattice degenerations with atrophic retinal holes.


Ocean View Optical, 944 Kings Highway,                                                                            Brooklyn, NY                  10/2011 to present

Refractions for spectacles of progressive lenses for all ages, prescribing bifocals or trifocals, prisms for constant tropias, soft contact lenses and large diameter RGP’s, monovision, trichiasis, viral, allergic, bacterial conjunctivitis, contact lens over-wear, DES, SPk’S, Meibomian gland dysfunction, monitoring of lid or iris nevi and monitoring of atrophic retinal holes.


A&M Optometric Group 1910 Ave U,    Brooklyn, NY                                      3 month maternity fill in                2/2012 to 5/2012

Refractions and providing spectacles for all age groups starting at 6 years, prescribing soft contact lenses of dailies, bi-weekly, and monthly extended wear. Treating viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, corneal abrasions, diagnosing of BRVO, optic nerve edema secondary to hypertensive retinopathy and monitoring of mild hypertensive and diabetic retinopathy, ARMD.


Retinal Care   596 Anderson Avenue # 101 Cliffside Park, NJ                      4 month maternity fill in                   8/2011 -12/2011

Working with a retinal specialist and providing care to my own patients. Providing care of pre and post up care for cataract surgery, vitrectomy and sutured IOL, retinal detachment repairs , ALT, Lucentis injections for WET-ARMD, ERM peels with vitrectomy, diagnosing mild to moderate diabetic retinopathy, retinal holes and tears, BRVO, CROA, severe hypertensive retinopathy with optic nerve edema, Sickle Cell retinopathy. Treating cystiod macula edema post cataract surgery and monitoring PVD’s and vitreous syneresis


Vision Palace   1723 Avenue U                                                                                               Brooklyn, NY                    4/2010 to present

Refractions for PALS, bifocal spectacles for all age groups, various soft contact lenses and diagnosing glaucoma suspects PXG and NTG, cataracts, CSME. Monitoring choroidal nevus, ARMD, lid cysts and papilloma’s, pingueculas and pterygium, and treating viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, DES, blepharitis, contact lens over wear.


Laser and MicroEye Surgery, 160 East 56th Street,   New York, NY          6month maternity fill in              11/09 to 4/2010

Pre and Post up care for LASIK, PRK, cataract, blepharoplasty, lid lesion excision, pterygium removal, ectropion and entropion repairs, and NLD’s. Diagnosing and treating PXG, NTG, viral, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis, BRVO, ARMD, refractions for spectacles and soft contact lenses, CME, PVD, RD, horse shoe tears.


Wrigley Eye Associates on 1919 Chestnut Street,                                                   Philadelphia, PA         2/2009-5/2009

3 month rotation, Intern, Primary care services: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, evaluated degenerative myopia, Central Serous maculapathy, fitting toric , sphere, and multifocal soft contact lenses, multifocal and spherical RGP’s evaluation and fitting, SynergEyes hybrid multifocal fitting, A lens evaluation and CRT Paragon lens fitting.


VA Medical Center Brooklyn 800 Poly Place                                                                  Brooklyn, NY                         11/2008-2/2009

3 month rotation in glaucoma, retina services, and primary care. Evaluation of MS and Myasthenia Gravis patients, cranial nerve 6th palsy

due to metastasis of melanoma to midbrain and 3rd nerve palsy due to severe diabetic retinopathy, visual impaired due to end-stage glaucoma, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy.


The Eye Institute of Pennsylvania College of optometry                                             Philadelphia, PA                  6/2008-8/2008

3month rotation in Low Vision services, providing legally blind patients with variety of magnifying lenses, telescopes, microscopes, and computers improve vision. Rotating through ocular Neurology, ocular pediatrics, glaucoma and retina services, oculaplasticst and primary care. Evaluation of MS, Down Dementia and mentally challenged patients, visual impaired due to end-stage glaucoma, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and neurological work up of gun shot victim to the right cerebellum


Member of Student Optometric Services to Humanity (SOSH)                                                                    9/2006-6/2008

Mission trip to Guatemala 8/2007 Pre-screened 3,000 patients taking: Distance and Near VA’s, histories in Spanish, retinoscopy, Hand held IOP’s, Direct ophthalmoscopy and external evaluation.



PUBLICATIONS : Abel. T.; Cohen, J.I.; Engel, R.; Filshtinskaya, M.; Melkonian, A.; Melkonian, K. Carbohydrate Research, 2002, 337 2495-2499