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Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, FAAO

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Offers Breakthrough Treatment for Dry Eye Disease, Lipiflow, Featured on TV Show the Doctors.

WESTBURY, NY May 6, 2013 – Read Here

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Takes Helm as President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Annual Event

WESTBURY, NY April 29, 2013 – Read Here

Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Performs First iStent® case in NY Tri-State Area

WESTBURY, NY August 1, 2012 – Read Here


ASCRS Leadership, in Conjunction with
the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, Lobby Capitol Hill on Key Healthcare Issues

WESTBURY, NY, July 23, 2012 - Read Here


For photographers, LASIK can be a real eye-opener.
Laser Eye Surgery Can Make Photography More Comfortable and Convenient

WESTBURY, NY, July 18, 2012 - Read Here


Laser Vision Correction Eliminates the Problems With Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses When Conditions are Difficult, Lives are on the Line and Seconds Count

WESTBURY, NY, July 17, 2012 - Read Here


Summer Eye Safety
Don't Add Water: Why Contacts And Glasses Can Be A Bummer In The Summer

DALLAS, July 12, 2012 - Read Here


Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Named One of America's Leading Ophthalmologists by Becker's ASC Review

Westbury, NY (September 8, 2011) – Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld, a board certified ophthalmologist and founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), was named as one of America's leading ophthalmologists by Becker's ASC Review. Becker's ASC Review recognizes 135 outstanding ophthalmologists in healthcare organizations across the country.

The ophthalmologists named to this list lead their field in clinical and research efforts, furthering the practice of ophthalmology with their hard work, knowledge and dedication to the specialty. The chosen ophthalmologists were selected for the list based on the awards they receive from major ophthalmic organizations, their leadership in these organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service.

Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. The full-length version of this list can be found at: http://www.beckersasc.com/lists/135-leading-ophthalmologists-in-america.html

Dr. Donnenfeld practices in OCLI's Lynbrook office. He has been a leader in ophthalmology for more than two decades. Dr. Donnenfeld performed the first laser cataract surgery on Long Island. He was one of the original investigators of the excimer laser and has performed tens of thousands of laser vision corrective surgical procedures. He has written many articles and has traveled all over the world lecturing on refractive, cataract and corneal eye surgery. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Donnenfeld is on the Board of Overseers at Dartmouth Medical School. In addition to this honor, he is the surgical director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island and the Editor in Chief of Cataract and Refractive Surgery today, a well respected ophthalmology magazine.


June 3, 2011, KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery could present a landmark moment in cataract surgery, according to a speaker here.

"Femtosecond laser cataract surgery technology is better today than conventional phacoemulsification, and the potential is limitless," Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, OSN Cornea/External Disease Board Member, said at Kiawah Eye 2011.

Since installing a femtosecond laser cataract system in their practice, 13 of Dr. Donnenfeld's 22 partners have adopted the technology. Their goal is to continually improve the procedure, raising the level of comfort, surgical accuracy and visual outcomes.

Although he cited increased cost and surgical time as disadvantages of femtosecond laser, Dr. Donnenfeld said that a significant advantage is that it offers a faster and safer way to perform limbal relaxing incision (LRI) procedures.

"[Femtosecond laser cataract surgery] changes performing limbal relaxing incisions from an art form to a science," he said.

The benefits of creating LRIs with a femtosecond laser include immediate and excellent postoperative vision quality, he said, which leads to improved patient satisfaction.

LRIs can be especially helpful in premium IOL patients who have preexisting astigmatism. However, femtosecond lasers will improve outcomes regardless of which IOL is chosen, Dr. Donnenfeld said.


New Orleans Bestows Special Honor on Dr. Eric Donnenfeld of TLC Vision Centers

April 30, Fairfield, CT – Eric Donnenfeld, M.D., an ophthalmologist with TLC Vision Centers of Connecticut, was recently honored by Mayor C. Ray Nagin of the City of New Orleans.

Mayor Nagin proclaimed March 11, 2006 as a Special Day of Honor for Dr. Donnenfeld. This honor was bestowed at the 55 th Annual Symposium of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology for outstanding humanitarian services which Dr. Donnenfeld provided to the City of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dr. Donnefeld has performed over 35,000 laser vision correction procedures and is the Co-Director of the Cornea Department at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, and Co-Director of the External Disease/ Cornea Department at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, New York. He is the Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island at the North Shore University Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical College.

Dr. Donnenfeld has been one of the principal investigators of the Excimer Laser Study for Corneal Disease at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition, he has written over 140 scientific papers and books on corneal disease and refractive surgery. Dr. Donnenfeld has delivered lectures throughout the United States and abroad on refractive surgery and is considered an international authority on the subject.

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