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Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD

Expertise in: 
Optometry, General Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients
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(212) 305-9535

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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Optometry
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Electrophysiology
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Blepharitis
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Pediatric Optometry

Education & Training

  • OD, 1998 New England College of Optometry
  • Internship: 2007 Moorefields Eye Hospital
  • Residency: 2013 Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

About Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza

Academic Titles

  • Instructor in Optometric Sciences (in Ophthalmology)

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

ARVO, active member

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
635 West 165th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-9535
Fax:
(212) 342-5293
Primary

Research

Selected Publications

Optical Coherence Tomography Demostrates Subretinal Macular Edema From PapilledemaVincent J. Hoye III , MD ; Audina M. Berrocal, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Q Quireza, OD ; Archives Of Ophthalmology / Vol.119. Sept.2001; 1287-1290

“Evaluation of Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy with Multifocal Electroretinography” Scott C. So, MD; Thomas R. Hedges,MD; Joel Schuman,MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging / Volume 34. #3. May/June, 2003 / 251-258

“Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential, Multifocal Electroretinography, and Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Subclinical Loss of Vision” Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Ophthalmology Clinics of North America 17, № 1, (2004) ; 89-105

“Subretinal Fluid from Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Demonstrated by Optical Coherence Tomography” Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Laurel N. Vuong, SB; Alberto O. Gonzalez-Garcia,MD; Carlos E. Mendoza-Santiesteban,MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Archives of Ophthalmology / Vol. 126, # 6 . June 2008; 812-815.

“A Comparison of Structural and Functional Changes in Patients Screened for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy“ Viviene C. Greenstein, Luz Amaro-Quireza , Evelyn S. Abraham , Rithambara Ramachandran, Stephen H. Tsang, Donald C. Hood . Doc. Ophthalmol (2015).