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Stuart B. Carter, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist & Refractive Cataract Surgeon

Dr. Stuart B. Carter is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in molecular biology and neuroscience from…

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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors/Molecular Biology

    • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

  • Medical School

    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Internship

    • Preliminary Internship in Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York

  • Residency/Ophthalmology

    • New York University Medical Center, New York, New York

  • Fellowship/Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery

    • Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York

Accomplishments

  • Other

    • Hurwitz Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology

    • Elgins Senior Thesis Prize in Molecular Biology

    • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Fellowship Award

    • National Merit Scholar

Professional activities

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

NewsApril 15, 2021

Common Questions on Astigmatism

Author: Stuart B. Carter What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that causes blurry vision and is believed to affect 30–40% of adults worldwide. While it’s not a dangerous condition, it can significantly lower the quality of your vision if left uncorrected. Uncorrected astigmatism causes blurry vision by distorting light as it…

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Biography

Dr. Stuart B. Carter is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in molecular biology and neuroscience from Princeton University. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Carter completed his internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan before completing his ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center. After his residency, Dr. Carter undertook additional fellowship training in corneal diseases, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Throughout his training and research, Dr. Carter has received numerous honors, including the Hurwitz Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology, the Elkins Senior Thesis Prize in Molecular Biology, and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Fellowship Award. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has been inducted into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society and recognized by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Merit Scholarship Program.

At OCLI, Dr. Carter specializes in routine and complex cataract surgery with implantation of advanced intraocular lenses, laser surgery, and the treatment of corneal and ocular surface disease.

Dr. Carter’s publications include “Development of Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Keratitis During Oral Acyclovir Therapy and Response to Topical Antivirals,” with E.J. Cohen, in Cornea; “The Role of Orbital Ultrasonography in Distinguishing Papilledema from Pseudopapilledema,” with M. Pistilli, K.G. Livingston, et. al, in Eye; and “Relationship Between Optic Nerve Appearance and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness as Explored with Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography” in Translational Vision Science & Technology, with T.S. Aleman, J. Huang, S.T. Garrity, et al.

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