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The Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service also sponsors a series of 15 one-hour lectures covering all areas of the specialty. Following this series of lectures, an examination prepared by the attending staff is administered to each resident and reviewed individually. In addition, there is a board review series consisting of three hours of review prior to the OKAP examination. Cases are presented half-quarterly at Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service rounds and at depart- mental grand rounds.
The Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service accepts one or two clinical fellows per year who must have satisfactorily completed an accredited ophthalmology residency program. The fellow participates in the clinical and surgical practice of cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery and is involved in the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Research Program.
John A. Seedor, MD
David C. Ritterband, MD
John M. Aljian, MD | Mary E. Davidian, MD | Noga Harizman, MD |
Evan Kaplan, OD |Sanjay Kedhar, MD | Rob Latkany, MD |
Joan Li, MD | Sid Mandelbaum, MD | Kira Manusis, MD | Jai Parekh, MD | Tal Raviv, MD |
Mark Speaker, MD | Laurence Sperber, MD | Anthony J. Terraciano, MD |Angie Wen, MD |
Jules Winokur, MD | Elaine Wu, MD | Richard Najac, MD
The Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary provides clinical, research, and training programs on a number of levels to attending staff, fellows, residents, and medical students.
The Infirmary has the therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities to manage all disorders pertaining to the anterior segment of the eye, including all aspects of anterior segment imaging, such as corneal topography (Orbscan and Tomey), high-frequency ultrasound biomicroscopy, and digital specular microscopy and pachymetry. The microbiology laboratory, under the direction of Mr. Mahendra Shah, is one of the most active in the country, handling diagnostic specimens for all infectious diseases of the eye.
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Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Clinics are conducted three half-days per week, concurrently with a Contact Lens Clinic. Approximately 2,500 patients are seen per year in the Cornea Clinic and 1,500 patients in the Contact Lens Clinic. Resident clinics and surgery are staffed at all times by an attending physician.
All of our attending staff has completed fellowship training in corneal and refractive surgery. Instruction in the surgical treatment of corneal diseases includes lectures and wetlab courses given in our microsurgical laboratory. Nonemergent corneal surgery is regularly scheduled one day per week. Residents also receive external extensive training in laser vision correction, including lectures and attendance at laser and keratome courses throughout the year. Residents will have the opportunity to perform laser vision correction procedures and will achieve certification in these techniques prior to the end of their residency.
Residents and fellows are encouraged to initiate and complete research projects in either the clinical or basic sciences. Numerous abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts are generated annually and accepted in peer-reviewed journals.
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