David E. Freilich, M.D. Premiere Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon
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Blepharopasty Rejuvenate Your Eyes Learn More
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Eyebrow & Forehead Lift Learn More
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Facial Fillers Help Smooth Fine Lines Learn More
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Eyelid Reconstruction / Skin Cancer Learn More

Dr. David Freilich

home-side-photo-dfWhen choosing a surgeon for eyelid, lacrimal or Orbital issues, as well as for cosmetic facial surgery, it is important to consider the physician’s training. Dr. David Freilich is an esteemed member of the American Society of Ophthalmioc Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As an ASOPRS member, he has Board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology, the oldest medical certifying Board in the United States.

Dr. Freilich completed a full Ophthalmology residency where he built the foundation of his general knowledge of diseases and surgery of the eyeball. He then furthered his training into the highly specialized field of Oculofacial Surgery (care of problems related to the eyelids, tear ducts, orbits, and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face).

To perfect his sub-specialty, Dr. Freilich completed a post residency fellowship in Oculofacial Surgery. He then applied to ASOPRS and was required to submit a scientific thesis of original research in a topic related to Oculofacial Surgery. After his thesis was well received by the Society, Dr. Freilich passed both a written exam and an Oral exam administered by the Society, to test the depth of his knowledge and medical judgment.

As a highly regarded Oculofacial sub-specialist, Dr. Freilich’s rigorous training and superior surgical skills now work in concert to provide his patients with state of the art care for all eyelid, lacrimal, orbital and facial plastic and cosmetic procedures.


1993-1997 University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, M.D.

1989-1993 University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
College of Arts & Sciences, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude


2003-present Private practice limited to Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery

2001-2003 West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V.
Fellowship in Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2000-2001 St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital – Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
Chief Resident in Ophthalmology

1998-2001 St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital – Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
Resident in Ophthalmology

1997-1998 Overlook Hospital, Teaching Affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Summit N.J.
Transitional Year Intern


1998 National Board of Medical Examiners

2003 American Board of Ophthalmology


1998 State of New York, License #212284

2001 State of West Virginia, License #20467

2003 State of New Jersey, License #25MA07555900

2006 State of California, License #A97006


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Academy of Ophthalmology

New York State Ophthalmological Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

New York County Medical Society


Meltzer MA, Freilich DE, Glasman AM: Alloplant Fails to Hasten Clearing of Vitreous Hemorrhage in Rabbit Model.

Freilich DB, Freeman HM, Freilich DE: Pneumatic Retinopexy Compared to Non-Drainage Scleral Buckling for the Treatment of Rhegmatogenous Detachment.

Morgenstern KE, Freilich, DE, Schwartz TL, Linberg, JV: “Slipped” Medial Rectus Muscle Following Strabismus Surgery.

Timothy, N, Freilich, DE, Linberg, JV: Enucleation vs. Evisceration From the Ocularist Perspective.

Freilich DE, Leventer D, Linberg JV: The Effects of Congenital Ptosis on Ocular Growth and Development.

"It was my first time getting Botox and fillers. I was a little nervous at first considering I really don't care too much for needles but I was surprised at how relaxed I was during it all. It went so well and there wasn't any pain like I had expected. Doctor is compassionate and explains things well. Doesn't rush you. I trust his opinion. Excellent surgeon." Maribel T.
"I went to Dr. David Freilich for excision of two approximately one-centimeter benign tumors: one near my eyebrow and one on my forehead. Lucky me! I have to say he is an amazing surgeon. He is very adept at surgery around the eyes and face. He is great at minimizing scars. He specializes in Ophthalmology and reconstructive surgery around the eyes. I will continue to see him in the future for eye exams. I would highly recommend him for any of the services that he offers." Robert G.
"... this is where a testimonial will go. A good source of testimonials is phone conversations, reviews on other sites and emails or mail received. Best reviews and testimonials have a name and are specific..." Howard K.