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Dr. Kira L. Segal is an expert in ophthalmic plastic, orbital and facial reconstructive surgery. Dr. Segal’s primary goal is to achieve significant and natural results whether a patient is seeking reconstructive or aesthetic surgery. When a patient comes for consultation, they are provided a customized plan such that their individual goals are addressed while receiving the highest level of care. Dr. Segal’s areas of expertise include eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty, ptosis), brow lift, thyroid eye disease/correction of bulging eyes, cancers of the eyelids, orbit and face including complex Mohs reconstruction, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, facial nerve palsy, anophthalmic socket and aesthetic surgery for eyelids, eyebrow and midface. When possible, Dr. Segal offers a minimally invasive approach for orbital, eyebrow and lacrimal surgery
Specialties & Expertise
- Insertion of Prosthetic Eye
- Replacement, Prosthetic Eye
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Facial Palsy
- Blind Painful Eye
- Blocked Tear Duct
- Tearing Eyes
- Botox Injection
- Brow Lift
- Droopy Eyelid
- Ptosis Repair
- Eyelid Retraction
- Enucleation of Eye
- Evisceration of Eyeball
- Repair of Eyelid Laceration
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Bulging Eyes
- Eyelid Cancer
- Oculoplastic Reconstruction After Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Orbital Fracture
- Orbital Tumor
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Clinical & Academic Positions
Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education & Training
- M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2012
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Honors & Awards
Medical Society State of New York - 2012
Dr. Segal is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her practice interests include eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty, ptosis), brow lift, thyroid eye disease/correction of bulging eyes, cancers of the eyelids, orbit and face including complex Mohs reconstruction, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, facial nerve palsy, anophthalmic socket and aesthetic surgery for eyelids, eyebrow and midface.
Dr. Segal received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Summa cum laude. She then obtained her MD with honors in service to the community and research from Weill Cornell Medical College. She was awarded the Medical Society State of New York Award for medical excellence. She then went on to complete her transitional year internship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and her ophthalmology residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Segal completed an additional two years of subspecialty training in surgery of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. This prestigious fellowship is one of few in the county credentialed by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). During her fellowship, she was trained in advanced approaches to the eyelid, orbit and tear drainage system and as a result performs a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Her surgical training includes minimally invasive/scarless approaches to the orbit for correction of bulging eyes as well as endoscopic surgery for tearing and brow ptosis.
Dr. Segal strives to make sure her patients feel comfortable and confident each step of the way. She works closely with each individual to ensure that the medical plan is aligned with her patient’s goals.
Appointments can be made by calling 646-962-2020 or by visiting http://www.weillcornelleye.org/.