Leila Rafla-Demetrious, M.D.


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Personal Statement

I have been in Ophthalmology for over 20 years, and still find something new to see or learn every day. I practice a mix of comprehensive Ophthalmology with a subspecialty in glaucoma care. This  allows me to follow people for years, both for their general eye health, as well as the more complex issues of glaucoma care. I try to make every  patient visit enjoyable and as stress-free as the situation allows. My goal is to not simply address a patient's ocular issues, be it medically or surgically, but their global well-being, as well. 

Biographical Info

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. from SUNY Downstate, graduating with the distinct honor of Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious did her medical internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in N.Y.C, New York. Thereafter, she began her Ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City in 1994. She then remained there to continue her Fellowship in Glaucoma. Upon completion, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in 2000.

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious’s clinical practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and anterior segment diseases.

Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) in 1991.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) in 1991

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology
Clinical Expertise
Anterior Segment Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Gradual Changes in Vision
Sudden Changes in Vision
  • M.D.
    State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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