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Douglas Buxton

  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Ophthalmology
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  • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Residency, Ophthalmology
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

  • Internship,
    Richmond University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Cornea
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary


    Douglas F. Buxton, M.D. is a renowned cornea and refractive surgeon and the Medical Director at Buxton Eye Surgical Group in New York City. He is quadruple board certified in LASIK vision correction, ophthalmology, penetrating Keratoplasty and, cataract/implant surgery. He is an internationally-recognized authority for his innovative contributions of advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment eye disorders. He has particular expertise in Intralase “bladeless” and Advanced CustomVue® laser vision correction, micro-incisional cataract surgery, multifocal intraocular lenses, corneal transplantation, Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK/DSAEK/DMEK) and, non-invasive periocular cosmetic procedures. Dr. Buxton is a graduate of Yale College and Cornell University Medical College. He completed his postgraduate residency training in ophthalmology followed by a two year cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Buxton did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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  • Healthfirst Medicaid
  • Magnacare
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