Joseph Benevento

Joseph Benevento, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology, Medical and Surgical Retina

Joseph Benevento, MD, is a Board-Certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina and vitreous.  He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Icahn School of Medicine and a full time faculty member at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he teaches residents and fellows studying vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.  His clinical interests include age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, surgical diseases of the macula, retinal vascular disease, ocular trauma, and other disorders of the retina.

Dr. Benevento and his staff utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic testing such as ocular coherence tomography, retinal angiography, and ultrasonography conveniently located in the office.  He performs the full range of retinal procedures in office and hospital settings including scleral buckle, small incision sutureless vitrectomy, laser treatments and intraocular injections.

A graduate of Yale University and New York Medical College, Dr. Benevento completed his residency in Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Chicago. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings.  He has participated in numerous clinical trials.  He previously practiced in Connecticut and was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at Yale University.


MD, New York Medical College

Residency, Ophthalmology, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Internship, Internal Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital

Fellowship, Vitreo-Retinal Disease, * University of Chicago Hospitals *

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