Eye surgery on Long Island

Eric J. Sigler, MD

Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula

Eric J. SiglerEric J. Sigler, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Sigler grew up on Long Island and graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He subsequently attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New-Haven Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Charles Retina Institute and Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, where he served as clinical instructor in vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Sigler has received several distinguished awards and honors including the Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association and the Resident Research Award from the Yale Eye Center, and is an Eagle Scout. Dr. Sigler is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Sigler has conducted numerous clinical studies involving the treatment and diagnosis of diseases of the retina and vitreous. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and authored several book chapters including original illustrations and scientific discoveries. He continues to lecture at national meetings regarding the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases. Dr. Sigler founded the Vitreoretinal Research Group, which is a global consortium of retina specialists dedicated to research, education and ethical patient care. He is a reviewer for numerous medical journals including Retina, Ophthalmology, and Expert Review of Ophthalmology, among others.

Dr. Sigler specializes in all aspects of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, macular holes, epimacular membranes, and retinal tears and detachments. He offers no-stitch, minimally invasive vitrectomy for most retinal conditions requiring surgery. Dr. Sigler has a special interest in complex retinal detachment repair, including diabetic retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

In his spare time, Dr. Sigler is an avid musician, and enjoys weight training and nutrition, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Sigler is an associate at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, OCLI, an eye care group consisting of over 30 eye doctors and surgeons representing a broad spectrum of specialties in ophthalmology and optometry, with 11 locations throughout Long Island.


  • Fellowship — Charles Retina Institute and Hamilton Eye Institute
  • Residency — Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New-Haven Hospital
  • Medical School — State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Internship — Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Undergraduate — State University of New York at Albany

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island – Plainview
732 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Tel: 516-935-9200


Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island – Rockville Centre
2000 N. Village Avenue, Suite 402
Rockville Centre, NY 11570


Huntington (Precision Eye Care)
1700 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743


Toll Free Appointment Line: 1-866-733-6254.
Appointments available Monday through Saturday. Please call to schedule.

Website: https://www.ocli.net/providers/eric-sigler/

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1500 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590

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Fax: (516) 877-1879

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