Ground-breaking and innovative clinical and scientific research is at the heart of all that we do for patients at Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD leads a team of nationally recognized physicians and researchers that emphasizes a "bench to bedside" approach to advanced medical care.
To treat an elderly patient with corneal decompensation—a serious condition that can result in blindness and produce severe pain—Jimmy K. Lee, MD performed the first ever Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty corneal transplant in the New York City area.
Montefiore surgeon-scientists developed the national eye banking practices that the team used during this pioneering surgery. A donor cornea was used to prepare the 10-micron tissue (1/10 thickness of a single hair fiber) that was transplanted into the patient's eye. This minimally invasive, sutureless technique rapidly restored the patient's vision and shortened her recovery time to mere weeks.
Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences' physicians and researchers providing comprehensive eye care, while they regularly redefine cutting-edge treatment.
An eleven-year old girl suffering from advanced glaucoma, a potentially blinding eye disorder, recently sought treatment at Montefiore Medical Center's Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
She was already experiencing vision loss and on the cusp of complete and permanent vision loss.
Norman Medow, MD, FACS performed glaucoma surgery on both of her eyes. Today, she has normal intraocular pressure, her visual loss has been stabilized and this child's future is as bright as the gleam in her eyes.