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Dr. Fechtner with a patient

Teaching and Research Faculty

Department of Ophthalmology's physicians and clinical faculty members are the ophthalmic tertiary care providers for the Central New York region. They include some of the most respected names in ophthalmology and bring a wealth of experience to their work.

Their expertise ranges from comprehensive ophthalmology to sub-specialties that include retina and vitreous, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, oculoplastics, cornea and external disease, ocular pathology, low-vision, and contact lenses. They perform some of the most advanced and ambitious treatments today, and several travel throughout the world sharing their expertise with physicians and patients in other countries and cultures.

Faculty members are intimately involved in the education of new generations of physicians.

Faculty direct and supervise weekly general and sub-speciality clinics and take an active role in departmental meetings, including Grand Rounds, Eye Pathology and Fluorescein Angiography Conferences, a Monday Morning Ophthalmic Review Lecture Series, Monthly Seminar and Visiting Professor Days.

The Department sponsors some of the most well-attended postgraduate conferences in the Northeast, usually attracting 150 ophthalmologists from throughout the region. Training is aimed at postgraduate physicians, ophthalmic technicians and office personnel alike. A large general course given once a year and mini courses given throughout the year cover such topics a phacoemulsification, YAG laser therapy, visual rehabilitation, and orbital dissection.

Vision research by Center for Vision Research faculty is wide ranging and covers the following active and exciting areas:

  • Ocular Tissue Diseases
  • Gene Therapy and Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Cell and Molecular Biology of the Retina
  • Visual Processing in the Retina and Brain