Meet Dr. Rapoport

Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH

Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH - New York, NY“I received my bachelor’s and medical degrees at Northwestern University, where I was part of the accelerated honors program in medical education. I simultaneously received my MPH (Master of Public Health) degree. I completed my ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee and then obtained additional training as a corneal and refractive surgery fellow at the prestigious c of Harvard Medical School.

“Among the most rewarding of my experiences was doing my MPH thesis focused on researching the Aravind Eye Hospital in southern India, a model of outreach-based cataract surgery. I used my experience to co-found a nonprofit organization to help a Ghanaian ophthalmologist start a similar surgical model outside of Accra, Ghana. It was during my experience at Aravind, observing cataract surgery and seeing the corneal pathology in southern India, that I decided to pursue ophthalmology as a career. While in residency, I performed research to validate the national criteria for ocular graft-versus-host disease, which was featured in the Journal of Cornea. I presented this and other research at national conferences. I also traveled to Nepal several times to study small-incision cataract surgery. At Mass Eye and Ear, I served as a clinical instructor for residents in the MEEI emergency room and published research regarding postoperative management of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).

“My professional interests include complex cataract surgery, keratoconus, dry eye disease, corneal dystrophy (including Fuchs’ dystrophy), and laser eye surgery. My work regarding advances in eye care has been published in leading medical journals and presented at major ophthalmology meetings. I am a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and New York State Ophthalmological Society. I am involved in resident education and am an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital. I have been named a Castle Connolly’s Top Cataract and Cornea Doctor by my peers and colleagues. 

“In my free time, I enjoy art, live music, tennis, photography, skiing and traveling, having visited six continents and over 65 countries. Working in ophthalmology has been an incredibly rewarding career, and my favorite part is developing close-knit relationships with patients and co-workers.”

Get to know our expert eye surgery team. Learn more by calling 212-650-0400 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Rapoport welcomes patients from Scarsdale, Chapaqua and Manhattan, New York, Newark, New Jersey, Greenwich, Connecticut and neighboring locations.

Surgical Services

  • Cataract

    A cataract forms when the naturally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy.

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  • Laser Vision Correction

    Did you know? You can have LASIK for nearsightedness, farsightedness,...

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  • Corneal Transplant

    The cornea is the transparent front wall of the eye. A variety of conditions...

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  • DSAEK

    DSAEK is short for Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty...

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  • DMEK

    DMEK is short for Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty. This procedure is...

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  • Collagen Cross-Linking

    When the cornea becomes weakened by keratoconus, another corneal disease or...

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  • Pterygium

    A pterygium is a wing-shaped growth on the eye’s conjunctiva that extends...

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  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction

    Unlike your body’s surface skin coverage, the ocular surface of your eyes is...

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Medical Services

  • Glasses and Custom Contacts

    Contact lenses are a great alternative for people who don’t want to wear eyeglasses.

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  • Dry Eyes

    Dry eye is a catch-all term referring to ocular surface disease. With ocular...

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  • Blepharitis

    Blepharitis, or meibomian gland dysfunction, may cause irritation of...

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  • Diabetic Eyes

    Diabetic eye disease is actually a group of conditions that affect people...

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  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)...

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  • Diagnostic Tools

    Eastside Eye Surgeons uses leading-edge technology for the evaluation and...

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  • Vision Disorders

    From amblyopia (lazy eye) to uveitis (inflammation of the middle eye), there...

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  • Eye Exams

    Drs. Sid Mandelbaum and Yuna Rapoport perform comprehensive eye examinations.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

  • "I've been essentially blind my whole life and recently decided to get elective eye surgery. I unfortunately did not qualify for Lasik, but did qualify for PRK. Dr. Rapoport was fantastic - she explained all my options in detail and was very diligent in giving me instructions pre/post operations - even when I asked twice/three times. She's always available to talk and super empathetic. I could not recommend a better eye surgeon!"

    ~Mai V.

  • "Dr Rapoport is a skilled, knowledgeable, sincerely caring medical professional. I started seeing her a year ago and have since moved out of state. Regardless, it's a priority for me to continue under her good care. I feel confident in her abilities - and it is my eyesight afterall!"

    ~Patricia J.

  • "After seeing Dr. Rapaport for three months I have experienced the greatest improvement for my dry eye syndrome than I have in the past 15 years. Dr. Rapaport is very knowledgable and caring. I am very grateful to her and her staff, in particular to Amy, who has been incredibly helpful to me. Everyone here conducts themselves in a highly professional manner, and they also run a tight ship in terms of timeliness. I have been seen every time without waiting any more than 5 minutes, and this I appreciate a lot. I feel very fortunate to be a patient at this medical practice."

    ~Helen K.

  • "My dry eye syndrome has greatly improved , thanks to the medical skill and persistent attention from Dr Rapoport . Along with being medically astute she was also empathic and encouraging , phone calls were promptly returned . She was always available for walk in appointments , making a place for me in her schedule . i feel very fortunate to be her patient."

    ~Natalie S.

Sid Mandelbaum, MD, FACS

Dr. Sid Mandelbaum has been in practice in New York since 1986. After completing his undergraduate work at Columbia University, he went on to receive his medical degree...

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Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH

Dr. Yuna Rapoport received her bachelor’s degree and MD at Northwestern University, where she was part of the accelerated honors program in medical education...

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