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CYNTHIA J. MACKAY, M. D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist, with comprehensive training in all aspects of eye care, and with special expertise in diseases of the retina and eye laser surgery.


I retired from active ophthalmology practice in August 2018. I practiced ophthalmology for over 40 years.

I continue to do anti LASIK advocacy and media appearances. I provide expert witness consultation services for malpractice cases related to Lasik injuries and damage. After I have read the material facts of case, I will prepare a report and provide expert testimony regarding whether reasonable and ordinary care was maintained. For a list of my fees, please contact my office manager, Ro Silva, at 212-772-6050

Here on my website you will find my CV, testimonials from patients, chapters from my upcoming book, “Read This Book and Save Your Sight”, and links to appearances I have made.

Please feel free to contact me for further information: Via Email: Via Phone: 212-772-6050.
I look forward to hearing and working with you.

Best Wishes,

Cynthia J MacKay MD

Doctor MacKay has been in “The Best Doctors In America”, Woodward / White, for years. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care.

EXPERIENCE: Dr. MacKay has been in practice for over 40 years and performed tens of thousands of eye surgeries. (more)

TRAINING: Dr. MacKay’s training has included Harvard University and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. (more)

RESEARCH: Dr. MacKay has lectured around the world on new developments in eye research, publishing more than 40 original peer reviewed articles. (more)

TEACHING: Dr. MacKay lectured at the world-renowned Lancaster Course for 17 years, where she trained thousands of new ophthalmology residents. (more)

AWARDS: Dr. MacKay has been recognized as an outstanding researcher (American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award) and teacher (Richard C. Troutman Master Teacher Award). She was the first woman to become Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University. (more)