Dr. Lama

Dr. Paul J. Lama is the medical director of the Glaucoma Institute of Northern New Jersey in Hackensack, New Jersey and in addition to conventional glaucoma surgery, Dr. Lama offers minimally invasive glaucoma surgery such as trabectome and insertion of micro-bypass iStents in the appropriate patients.

Dr. Lama is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and his practice is focused on the needs of patients who are diagnosed with glaucoma and are seeking the best treatments available.

Selected as Best Doctors in America 2013 and 2014

Undergraduate Education

New York University, BA in Biology


Elected into Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine, MD


Elected into Alpha Omega Alpha

Andrew Alan Friedland Award for excellence in Internal Medicine

Postgraduate Education

Internal Medicine residency-The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Ophthalmology residency-Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship-New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Hospital Appointment

Director of Glaucoma:
The Newark Eye and Ear Infirmary

Clara Maass Medical Center

Bergen-Passaic Cataract Surgery and Laser Center

Hackensack University Medical Center


American Academy of Ophthalmology

New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology

American Glaucoma Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Miscellaneous Facts

First trabectome surgeon in the state of New Jersey

Invented the Lama Cross Action Forceps by Moria

Selected in Best Doctors of America

Volunteer Faculty for project Orbis International.

Served on 5 missions to Jamaica, Cuba, Costa Rica, Paraguay, and Ethiopia