Preserving and Enhancing Vision with Dedication, compassion, and expertise.

Welcome to the Lions Eye Institute Glaucoma Practice of New York where vision care meets expertise! Dr. Gandham is our dedicated ophthalmologist, specializing in providing top-notch care for individuals facing challenges with Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Implants. Our commitment to compassion eye health extends beyond routine check-ups; we offer a comprehensive range of services, including state-of-the-art surgeries and personalized care plans.

At GPNY, we understand the importance of clear vision and the impact it has on your quality of life. Whether you're seeking Glaucoma management, Cataract solutions, or advanced Implant care, our team is here for you. We prioritize your well-being, ensuring that each visit is a seamless experience from diagnosis to recovery.

Why choose us?

Don't compromise when it comes to your vision. Schedule an appointment with us at the Glaucoma Practice of NY and let our dedicated team guide you towards optimal eye health. Your vision matters, and so do you!

Dr. Sai Gandham

Dr. Sai Gandham is a distinguished Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist and a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over twenty-two years of expertise. As the Director of Glaucoma Service at Albany Medical college, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma diseases, is highly trained and skilled in the care of glaucoma and incorporates modern technology, like lasers, in diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Gandham manages a wide variety of glaucoma diseases and practices comprehensive ophthalmology including cataracts, trauma, infections and other vision threatening eye conditions. 

As an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Gandham is deeply involved in medical education and resident training. His dedication to teaching has been recognized with the prestigious Golden Apple award for residency teaching in 2002. Dr. Gandham also served as the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director from 2006 to 2010, shaping the next generation of eye care professionals. 

Currently, Dr. Gandham is an Ophthalmologist Attending at Albany Medical Center. His extensive educational background includes earning high honors in Surgery from Andhra Medical College, Vizag, India, in 1981, and completing various fellowships and residencies in renowned institutions such as AIIMS, New Delhi, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, and Harlem Hospital, New York. 

Dr. Gandham's commitment to excellence and compassion is reflected not only in his active involvement in professional societies but also in his global missions. He has volunteered worldwide, in places like Ghana, India, Myanmar, Mexico, and Dubai, among others. His commitment to research and education is underscored by many awards. You can explore his research contributions at the National Library of Medicine.

 Dr. Sai Gandham continues to be a beacon of expertise, compassion, and innovation in the field of ophthalmology, consistently preserving and enhancing the gift of sight for his patients.

What To Expect

If this is your first visit, you will need to fill out paperwork. Bring your photo ID and insurance card with you. Testing typically comprises a visual field test, optic nerve photos, and dilation. When dialated it is important to protect your eyes. Bring sunglasses with you and someone to drive you home as driving with your eyes dilated may impair your ability to operate heavy machinery.