About Dr. Clancy:
Dr. Clancy received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1983. He was elected Executive Chief Resident
at the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Ophthalmology residency program. He entered into private practice in 1987. He has
been a member of the medical staff of The Valley Hospital for over twenty years. He is also affiliated with the Bergen-
Passaic Cataract and Laser Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member in good
standing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Clancy is an accomplished surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He has devoted much time recently to the diagnosis and treatment (both medical and procedural) of Dry eye Disease.
Dr. Clancy was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 6th, 1975. After much consideration, he declined his appointment to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Clancy volunteered his time and professional skills for over five years to provide eye care to the United States Veterans residing at the Veteran’s Home in Paramus. With the aid of the Lions Club, he established and equipped the first functional eye exam room for the veterans at this facility.
Although his office is equipped with state of the art technology, Dr. Clancy personally performs comprehensive examinations. He feels strongly that there is no substitute for listening to a patient’s concerns about their eyes before the start of the exam and answering all questions at the conclusion of the exam. An individualized, conservative approach to patient care, has resulted in preventing unnecessary surgeries. Many patients request second opinions regarding surgery that has been recommended at other offices. They are often glad to find out that surgery is not necessary. Listening to complaints and symptoms and asking appropriate questions has led to early diagnosis of medical conditions that seemingly have no relation to the eyes. A few examples include diabetes, brain tumors and other neurological disorders, circulatory conditions which might lead to stroke or heart attack. These are the attributes that define today’s comprehensive ophthalmologist.