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Pamel Vision & Laser Group - New York LASIK Specialists

New York City LASIK Specialist
Serving Astoria, Queens and NYC

Dr Gregory Pamel is a fellowship trained corneal specialist who has helped thousands of LASIK and cataract surgery patients to obtain better vision. He performs a wide range of vision correction procedures at his state-of-the-art LASIK center. Dr. Gregory Pamel has had more than 15 years’ experience in:

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Our Midtown LASIK Center
115 East 61st Street, Suite #1B Ground Floor
New York, NY 10021 United States
(212) 355-2215

Contact Dr Pamel today to learn more about his premier laser eye surgery facility and to answer your questions about LASIK, cataract surgery, Veriyse or other vision correction procedures.

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Dr. Pamel performs LASIK on the U.S. Speedskating Team.
Click here to watch testimonials from the U.S. Speedskating team on having LASIK surgery by Dr. Pamel.
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia on February 7-23 2014.
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Gregory J. Pamel, M.D. Selected by Premier Surgeon as One of the Leading Innovators in Premium Intraocular Lens Surgery
The PS250 is a list of 250 surgeons the publisher and editors of Premier Surgeon have identified as leading innovators in the field of cataract and premium intraocular lens implant surgery. Click here to read more about this distinctive group.

Gregory J. Pamel, M.D. Selected to Be Principal Investigator for FDA Clinical Trial on Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for the Treatment of Keratoconus and Post-LASIK Ectasia
Gregory J. Pamel, MD, has been selected to be principal investigator for an FDA clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and ectasia. Dr. Pamel was one of 10 physicians selected in the U.S. to participate in the trial sponsored by Topcon Medical Systems, Inc. using the VEGA UV-A Illumination System. Dr. Pamel was the first physician in the FDA trial to perform the procedure on patients in July 2010. To learn more about keratoconus, ectasia and corneal collagen crosslinking, please click here.

The Most Advanced Bladeless-All Laser Lasik- Technology Available
Dr. Pamel is the first doctor in New York to utilize the most advanced bladeless, all-laser, LASIK system called Z LASIK®. Developed by the Ziemer Group in Switzerland, this femtosecond technology is the fastest and most accurate bladeless technology available. Dr. Pamel is committed to providing his patients the most advanced laser technology to achieve the best outcomes after LASIK.

super docs logo Dr. Pamel was featured in the New York Times Magazine Super Doctors issue in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Ballots were sent out to thousands of doctors asking: "if you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?" Those doctors "most highly regarded by their peers" were chosen to be part of the Super Doctors Issue. According to the publication, "numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self nominate".

Dr. Pamel was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in November 2008 in which he was recognized for his contribution to the scientific programs of the Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting.



During a thorough consultation at our office, Dr. Pamel will discuss the particular procedure that will prove most beneficial to you.

  • Verisyse™ Phakic Lens Implants
  • Presbyopia/li>
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • DSEK


Dr. Gregory Pamel is a board certified corneal specialist who is one of the first surgeons in New York to perform the sutureless corneal transplant procedure known as DSEK .

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Verisyse™ phakic lens implant procedure, performed for correction of high vision loss, received FDA approval for use in the United States. Over the last four years, Dr. Gregory Pamel has served as the principal investigator in for the phase III FDA clinical trials of this refractive operational procedure.

After training in the Netherlands with the doctors who developed the lens, Dr. Pamel became the first physician to implant the Verisyse™ phakic lens implant. This lens implant, which is smaller than a contact lens, is placed in the eyeball and can be used for individuals who are not candidates for certain procedures.

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Laser eye surgery in New York City

Dr. Gregory Pamel is a New York City LASIK and vision correction surgery specialist with offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He is an attending surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital - Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Institute and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is also a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine.

  • Board certified and fellowship trained corneal and cataract surgeon with more than 15 years of experience. Recently Dr. Pamel was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for his contributions to teaching at the annual meeting over the last 10 years. He has trained surgeons around the world in lasik surgery as part of ongoing courses at the annual meetings of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Pamel offers the latest in custom lasik technology with the Wavelight Allegretto laser, which will enhance your chances of seeing better than 20/20. He also offers the most advanced all laser lasik/ bladeless technology by Ziemer® to provide the safest method of correcting vision.
  • Dr. Pamel also has experience in other vision correction technologies to offer patients the best option for the correction of their nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Over the last 15 years, more advanced technologies have emerged which are better suited for certain patients than laser vision correction. These include advances in cataract and lens implant surgery.
  • Dr. Pamel has been at the forefront of these technologies, which include the phakic intraocular lens (implantable contact lens) for the correction of extreme nearsightedness. Dr. Pamel was the principal investigator for the Verisyse® Phase III FDA clinical trial, which was approved in 2004. He is currently involved in another FDA clinical trial for the newest implantable contact lens – the Veriflex® lens. He was also the first surgeon in New York to implant the recently approved Tecnis® multifocal lens implant, which can correct both distance and reading vision.

More than just a vision correction specialist, Dr. Gregory Pamel also offers surgery to implant the Verisyse Phakic lens implant for high myopia and has trained other surgeons around the world on this procedure. He also performs cornea transplants and cataract surgery with lens implants, including the new multifocal and accommodating lens implants. He will determine the best procedure for you.

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Dr. Pamel performs LASIK surgery on U.S. National Short Track Speed Skating Record Holder, Bridie Farrell

click here to learn more about Bridie Farrell's LASIK experience.

PGA Professional

click here to learn more about Tim Puetz’s LASIK experience.



Former NBA star with the world champions San Antonio Spurs and current Director of Basketball Operations for the NBA, Brandon Williams underwent lens implant surgery to treat his extreme nearsightedness.

click here to learn more about Brandon William’s lens implant experience.



ESPN Sportscaster for the New York Jets, Rangers and Knicks has LASIK with Dr. Pamel

click here to learn more about Bob Wischusen’s LASIK experience.



First medical system designed to eliminate night time glare comes to the Tri-State area. Click here for more...

Dr. Gregory Pamel has been interviewed on four news stations including ABC, Fox News, UPN, and New York 1 for his work with the new Verisyse™ phakic lens implant, a treatment option for extreme vision problems.

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At a meeting, Dr. Pamel trained other doctors around the country to implant the new Verisyse™ phakic lens implant for the treatment of high vision loss.

Dr. Pamel also published a chapter in the first book on the Verisyse™ phakic lens implant.

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