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Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

Power List 2018 Award Ribbon. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in refractive, cornea and cataract surgery…

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  • Fellowship

    • Wills Eye Hospital

  • Residency

    • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

  • Medical School

    • Dartmouth Medical School

  • Undergraduate

    • Dartmouth College

Professional activities

  • Past President

    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Surgical Director

    Lions Eye Bank for Long Island
  • Editor in Chief

    Emeritus Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
  • Editor in Chief

  • Past President

    International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
  • Past President

    Nassau Surgical Society
  • Past President

    Nassau Academy of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Board of Overseers

    Dartmouth Medical School
  • President Elect

    International Intraocular Implant Society

NewsOctober 7, 2020

Visus Therapeutics Launches and Announces Clinical Development Program for Novel Presbyopia Eye Drop

Patent Assets Acquired from Acclaimed Ophthalmologist and Innovator Herb Kaufman, M.D., to Progress to Phase II Studies Eric Donnenfeld, M.D., Appointed Leader of Clinical Advisory Board, Bringing World-Class Ophthalmology Expertise as Company Moves Into Clinical Development Visus Therapeutics Inc. today (September 28, 2020) announced its launch and clinical development program for a novel eye drop…

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NewsApril 11, 2019

OCLI Presents Impressive Roster for Its 28th Continuing Education Day for Optometrists

OCLI, a Spectrum Vision Partners ("SVP") managed practice, is a multi-location, best-in-class ophthalmology practice recognized for leadership and innovation, hosted their 28th Continuing Education Day for Optometrists at The Heritage Club in Farmingdale, NY. The event was attended by 205 Optometrists who earned COPE credits while learning about advancements in ophthalmic diagnostic tools and treatment…

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NewsMarch 15, 2019

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is Selected to be the First Cataract Surgeon in the US to Launch New FDA-approve Surgical Protocol to Help Enhance Post-operative Patient Experience

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, has successfully performed the first Cataract Surgery in the United States, utilizing FDA approved DEXYCU™ (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) 9%, at Island Eye Surgicenter in Westbury, NY. EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced yesterday that it has commercially launched DEXYCU 9%…

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Power List 2018 Award Ribbon

Power List 2018 Award Ribbon. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in refractive, cornea and cataract surgery and one of the leading refractive and cataract surgeons in the United States. Dr. Donnenfeld graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and first in his class at Dartmouth Medical School in 1980. He was Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and completed a Cornea and Refractive Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Donnenfeld is on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Donnenfeld was the 2013-2014 President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Donnenfeld is the Chief Medical Editor of EyeWorld, the official publication of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is on the Executive Boards of ASCRS and ACOS and is a member of the Refractive Committee of ASCRS and Cornea section of Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Donnenfeld is a National Medical Director of TLC Laser Eye Centers and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. He is a past president of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. Locally, Dr. Donnenfeld has also served as a board member of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, the American College of Surgeons Long Island Chapter and the Nassau Surgical Society, and is a past president of the Nassau Surgical Society, where he is the youngest person to ever receive their Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Donnenfeld has served as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Donnenfeld has designed and patented six instruments for refractive surgery use. He has authored more than 190 papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, 500 scientific articles, and 40 books and book chapters on a range of subjects pertaining to corneal transplants, cataract care and laser vision correction. Dr. Donnenfeld is on the editorial board of nine journals and has participated in over 40 FDA studies. He is one of the first 5 people in the world to perform both laser vision correction and laser cataract surgery. Dr. Donnenfeld is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Achievement Honor Award and Secretariat Award. Dr. Donnenfeld has performed laser vision correction on over 70,000 patients and more than 1,000 eye doctors and their families. The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today has named Dr. Donnenfeld as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the United States. The Ophthalmologist, and internationally-recognized magazine, named Dr. Donnenfeld to their Power List in 2018.

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