Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center, is a nationwide expert and surgeon in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeries – specializing in primary vision care, LASIK, cornea conditions, cataract, diabetic eye care, and dry eye treatments. Dr. Donnenfeld is one of the first 5 people in the world to perform both laser vision correction and laser cataract surgery – and has performed laser vision correction on over 70,000 patients and more than 1,000 eye doctors and their families.
As a distinguished author, Dr. Donnenfeld is the Chief Medical Editor of EyeWorld, the official publication of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has authored 500 articles, 190 papers, and 40 books and book chapters on subjects pertaining to refractive surgery, laser vision correction, cataract care and corneal transplants. Additionally, Dr. Donnenfeld is on the editorial board of 9 journals.
Dr. Donnenfeld’s outstanding industry honors include:
- 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
- Dr. Donnenfeld has designed and patented six instruments for refractive surgery use
Currently, Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD is a National Medical Director of TLC Laser Eye Centers and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island and serves 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 graduated with honors from Dartmouth College in 1977 and 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 as well as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center.