Our Providers

Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD
  • Instructor in Optometric Sciences (in Ophthalmology)
Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, <span>OD</span>

With more than 16 years of experience in optometry, Dr. Luz Amaro-Quireza provides our patients with annual eye and vision exams, prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lens fittings, as well as care for the management of conjunctivitis, dry eyes, blepharitis, and allergies.

Dr. Amaro-Quireza obtained her O.D. degree from The New England College of Optometry. Following, she joined the New England Eye Center at Tufts School of Medicine where she worked at the neuro-ophthalmology department. Before coming to New York, she spent five months at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London completing an internship in the Electrophysiology Department.

After that, she joined Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as a faculty attending for optometry and ophthalmology residencies.

Prior to her Study in the U.S., Dr. Amaro-Quireza received a diploma in optometry and completed her Master’s Degree in Optometry in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Amaro-Quireza has worked on several publications in different ophthalmic magazines and has been an invited speaker to multiple international conferences. Her clinical interests include:

• The early detection of refractive errors in young children for the prevention of amblyopia (lazy eye);

• The role and impact of visual impairment on the quality of life for children;

• The impact of refractive errors and binocular vision disorders on school and academic performance;

• The ocular effects of nutrition and systemic diseases; and

• The role of electrophysiology as an important tool in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of retinal diseases.

Finally, Dr. Amaro-Quireza names humanitarian services among her passions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Optometry
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Blepharitis
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Pediatric Optometry

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

    Education & Training

  • OD, 1998 New England College of Optometry
  • Internship: 2007 Moorefields Eye Hospital
  • Residency: 2013 Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Locations

  • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    Fax:
    (212) 342-5293

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • MetLife [Indemnity]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535

Committees/Societies/Memberships

ARVO, active member

Publications

Optical Coherence Tomography Demostrates Subretinal Macular Edema From PapilledemaVincent J. Hoye III , MD ; Audina M. Berrocal, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Q Quireza, OD ; Archives Of Ophthalmology / Vol.119. Sept.2001; 1287-1290

“Evaluation of Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy with Multifocal Electroretinography” Scott C. So, MD; Thomas R. Hedges,MD; Joel Schuman,MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging / Volume 34. #3. May/June, 2003 / 251-258

“Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential, Multifocal Electroretinography, and Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Subclinical Loss of Vision” Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Ophthalmology Clinics of North America 17, № 1, (2004) ; 89-105

“Subretinal Fluid from Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Demonstrated by Optical Coherence Tomography” Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Laurel N. Vuong, SB; Alberto O. Gonzalez-Garcia,MD; Carlos E. Mendoza-Santiesteban,MD; Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD Archives of Ophthalmology / Vol. 126, # 6 . June 2008; 812-815.

“A Comparison of Structural and Functional Changes in Patients Screened for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy“ Viviene C. Greenstein, Luz Amaro-Quireza , Evelyn S. Abraham , Rithambara Ramachandran, Stephen H. Tsang, Donald C. Hood . Doc. Ophthalmol (2015).