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Neeti B. Parikh


Cataract surgery specialist
New York native, world traveler

Dr. Neeti B. Parikh is an ophthalmologist who cares for patients with conditions such as cataracts and dry eyes, and screens patients for eye conditions related to diabetes. She also performs eye surgeries, specializing in refractive cataract surgery (combining vision correction with cataract removal).

Parikh earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed an ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Parikh is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Women in Ophthalmology and Surgical Eye Expeditions International.

  • Education

    Albany Medical College, 2004

  • Residencies

    Henry Ford Health System, Ophthalmology, 2008

  • Fellowships

    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages



My passion for education is fueled by the motivation and enthusiasm of the learner.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    289 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 29, 2023
    Difficult to recommend a UCSF physician after recent changes in UCSF retirees' coverage. Based solely on caregiver's service I would highly recommend. However recent changes in a strictly UCSF policy allow only a qualified recommendation.
    Nov 24, 2023
    Dr Parikh is wonderful
    Nov 18, 2023
    The advice was fine and accurate just 2 months later than I wanted it
    Nov 04, 2023
    Best hospital on the west coast!
    Nov 02, 2023
    Excellent you all
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Parikh is an outstanding ophthalmologist and involves me in clinical decision-making. I am comfortable with our current plan of surveillance for my eye issues.
    Sep 23, 2023
    Very helpful & informative
    Aug 15, 2023
    Dr Parikh was an excellent MD in her careful explanations and patience with my questions. I felt like she focused on me and despite a busy clinic she was not distracted when we were together. In all I was pleased with my visit.
    Aug 12, 2023
    Very good
    Jun 24, 2023
    After taking 90 minutes to see me my doctor saw me for 5 minutes and told me that everything is normal and so I end the appointment. I DO NOT PLAN TO RETURN TO UCSF AND PLAN TO RECOMMEND THIS CLINIC TO ANYONE.
    Jun 04, 2023
    All was very good
    May 30, 2023
    Thank you for all your attention to me.
    May 05, 2023
    Have already told a lot of people to go to UCSF FOR ANY MEDUCAL NEEDS
    Apr 07, 2023
    I am very happy for the care
    Mar 31, 2023
    I couldn't find a better provider she did a wonderful job from the beginning to end.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr. Parikh is excellent in every way. She listens to me and answers my questions in a way I can understand them. She gives me confidence in what she is going to do so I an make decisions with her. She always is working for what is best for me. I really trust her and respect her knowledge experience and judgment.
    Mar 15, 2023
    She is a good doctor
    Feb 10, 2023
    Making appointments are difficult unless you have already started with the doctor
    Feb 04, 2023
    This was just a postop. The operation went really well and the results seemed excellent. So everyone was in a good mood
    Jan 24, 2023
    Not happy with them. Late response to my call
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. P. Seemed to be in a hurry and slightly confused about the tests that had been done when she saw me. I trust her but I felt rushed during my visit.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Dr. Parikh is wonderful! She really cared about helping to minimize/manage my eye problems. She listened gave feedback and suggestions to help my blepharitis from now until my next visit scheduled in July. I couldn't be more impressed with her and her bedside manner!Love her!
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Parikh did not go out of her way to explain the YAG laser procedure or the option the first time back in 2020 when I had the cataract surgery.
    Nov 06, 2022
    The scheduling for my procedure was only average. The nurse/scheduler made NO inquiry about my insurance/Medicare reimbursement nor any explanation about getting prior approval before my procedure scheduled fie the following week. In other words there was no liaison between the provider and my insurance to make sure I as patient would have prior knowledge of the associated out-if-pocket costs. This leaves me me with no choice but to inquire myself a huge loss of time and energy for me. Poor overlook here!
    Nov 05, 2022
    Have not had any bad experiences at all! Everything from valet parking to politeness and courtesy of staff has been just wonderful!
    Oct 29, 2022
    Eye feels great with all your knowledge and caring
    Oct 11, 2022
    Once I was seen by the provider I was impressed by her skill at addressing the issues. I look forward to future interactions.
    Sep 19, 2022
    Dr. Parikh and the other doctors working under her provided thoughtful care.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Parikh appeared annoyed with me and made me feel like she did not care about me. Instead of scheduling me with an optometrist she scheduled me with a PA.
    Aug 20, 2022
    All great
    Aug 20, 2022
    This doctor has been great in the past.think this is a one off situation. Appt got hurried a bit.Perhaps she was delayed in surgeryall I needed was to understand the delay..would have been much better. It was not the delay as much as the disregard of the delay.
    Aug 06, 2022
    No problem with the care providers!
    Jul 30, 2022
    Wait too long
    Apr 20, 2022
    Good every good
    Mar 28, 2022
    I was told during my visit that the surgery is now considered risky as the cataract had expanded very rapidly and contains a lot of fluid. There is a possibility that I would require a second surgery to successfully remove the cataract. She explained the surgery well and gave me confident that it will be successful. However the inability to schedule an appointment and the months it took to follow up was likely what caused the condition to get worst to this point.
    Mar 25, 2022
    Every every good experience
    Mar 23, 2022
    I received outstanding and compassionate care.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Excellent care
    Feb 28, 2022
    I had an appointment on February 18th at 2:30 pm at the ophthalmology clinic and waited for 43 minutes before someone attending me at around 3:14pm. I was checked by the nurse for about ten minutes. At 3:25pm I waited until 4:12pm to have a doctor-in-training to check my right eye. After about 6 to 7 minutes I was asked to go to another room to take a fundus photograph. I waited until about 5pm and Dr. Parikh entered the consultation room. She gave me a fairly simple examination of my right eye and she claimed that told me the fundus edema had healed without letting me look at the picture taken from fundus photograph. This made me wonder if the fundus edema in my right eye really disappeared. I requested for eye drops for dry eyes but she said that I did not need one. I questioned her about the degree of astigmatism in my right eye and she gave me no answer. I asked her why the lights looked like small fireballs at night and she said that this was a side effect after surgery and it would disappear after six months and my eyesight would be clear. She also said that I had to wear glasses for the rest of my life and there was no remedy. In general she did not recognised this operation as a failure. For this appointment it took me almost three hours to see the ophthalmologist and I could not get any treatment. The waiting time took two hours and I was sent away after the doctor gave me a few words of advice.
    Feb 26, 2022
    Dr. Parikh has been following the growth of cataracts in both of my eyes. She is an excellent Opthomologist. She is very clear on what needs to be done & when. .....I face cataract surgery soon.