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Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD

Ophthalmology*
3.9 (30)
Map Pin Small Wantagh, NY
Accepting new patients
21 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD

Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD is an Ophthalmologist in Wantagh, NY. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 21 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Shih an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Shih works at Practice in Wantagh, NY with other offices in Massapequa, NY, Garden City, NY and Great Neck, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Chalazion along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shih's Office Locations

  1. 1
    South Shore Eye Care LLP
    2185 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (516) 785-3900
  2. 2
    Office
    689 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (516) 785-3900
  3. 3
    Office
    400 Endo Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (516) 470-2022
  4. 4
    Office
    600 Northern Blvd Ste 214, Great Neck, NY 11021 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (516) 470-2020

Hospital Affiliations
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  • North Shore University Hospital

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Chalazion
Excision of Chalazion
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Chalazion
Excision of Chalazion
Diabetic Cataracts
Accommodation Disorders
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Astigmatism
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blepharitis
Blepharoconjunctivitis
Cataract
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Chorioretinal Scars
Chronic Conjunctivitis
Conjunctiva Degeneration Deposit
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Ulcer
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic Retinopathy
Drusen
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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Eyes
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Ectropion of Eyelid
Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Farsightedness
Floaters
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Foreign Body in Eye
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma
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Herpetic Keratitis
Iridocyclitis
Keratitis
Keratoconus
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Lazy Eye
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Migraine
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Nearsightedness
Ocular Hypertension
Pinguecula
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Pterygium
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Senile Cataracts
Stye
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Tear Duct Disorders
Trichiasis
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Cornea Surgery
Cornea Transplant
Eyelid Surgery
Pterygium Surgery
Tear Duct Surgery
Anisocoria
Anterior Scleritis
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Bell's Palsy
Black Eye
Blindness
Blocked Tear Duct
Brawny Scleritis
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chorioretinitis
Chronic Dacryoadenitis
Conjunctiva Cyst
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Erosion
Dacryoadenitis
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diplopia
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Dislocation of Lens
Disorder of Choroid
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Episcleritis Periodica Fugax
Esophoria
Esotropia
Exophoria
Exotropia
Eyelid Spasm
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Headache
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Heterophoria
Hordeolum
Hypertensive Retinopathy
Hypopyon
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Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Miosis
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Nodular Episcleritis
Nystagmus
Ophthalmoplegic Migraine
Optic Neuritis
Orbital Cellulitis
Paralytic Strabismus
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinoblastoma
Retinoschisis
Scleral Ectasia
Shingles
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Squamous Blepharitis
Strabismus
Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
Anterior Vitrectomy
B-Scan Ultrasound
Biopsy of Cornea
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Glaucoma Surgery
Iridectomy
Iridotomy
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
Ultrasound, Eye
Vision Screening
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
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    3.9
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    Based on 30 ratings
    Patient Ratings (30)
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    4 Star
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    About Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 21 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1093935413
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Shih is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Shih accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Shih has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Shih has seen patients for Chalazion, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Shih on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    30 patients have reviewed Dr. Shih. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shih.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Shih, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Shih appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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