Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD


Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • SightMD New York

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  • Glaucoma Management
  • Medical Evaluation & Management of Ocular Diseases
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Cataract Surgery - Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Dry Eye Evaluation & Management
  • Pterygium
  • Eye Infections


Year began practicing: 1992

Year joined staff: 2015


New York University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine Columbia University, Pre-Medical Studies New York University, Masters of Science University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science, Nursing


North Shore University Medical Center, Cornell Medical School, Ophthalmology


Overlook Hospital, Columbia University, Rotational Internship Program

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon, Northwell Health, Syosset SurgiCenter
  • Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon, Garden City Surgery Center

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • New York State Ophthalmologic Society
  • Long Island Ophthalmology Society


Dr. Van Valkenburg is a board certified ophthalmologist that brings over twenty years of clinical, educational and surgical experience. She actively pursues ongoing training in her field and has done extensive volunteer service performing cataract surgery in Ghana, Honduras, Peru, and Belize. She performs the most state of the art cataract and laser surgery and enjoys seeing joyful patients after offering them the most up-to-date intraocular lens implants. Dr. Van Valkenburg is committed to eye health and prides herself in accommodating ophthalmic emergencies and effective communication with consulting physicians. Her highest priority is to help patients in need and to create lasting relationships with the families she cares for.