Welcome to the Flaum Eye Institute


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The David and Ilene Flaum Eye Institute (FEI) is a growing center for subspecialty eye care, translational vision research, training and community outreach.

Established in 2002 as the University of Rochester Eye Institute, it was renamed in 2009 to reflect the support and advocacy of David and Ilene Flaum. Located in the Adeline P. Lutz Pavilion at 210 Crittenden Boulevard at the University of Rochester Medical Center, FEI provides easy access to the most advanced level of care available in the region.

This web site is meant to inform and educate you about your eye health and provide valuable information to physicians, researchers and organizations with an interest in eye related disease.


Flaum Eye Institute Leads Region in New Laser Technique for Cataract Surgery »

April 03, 2014

UR Medicine has introduced new laser technology to offer customized cataract surgery with greater precision than the traditional manual technique, restoring vision for people like amateur photographer Robert Luce, who face failing eyesight and difficulty driving.

Corneal Surgeon Commits More Than $4M to University of Rochester in Memory of Late Wife »

December 05, 2013

Longtime Flaum Eye Institute ophthalmologist James Aquavella, M.D., recently committed more than $4 million to the University of Rochester in memory of his late wife, Kay, who was a nurse, educator, and administrator who helped build the foundation for the eye institute.

URMC Ophthalmologists Introduce FDA’s Tiniest Medical Device to Region »

September 12, 2013
The iStent is just 1 mm long and the newest therapy for glaucoma.

Doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute are using the tiniest device ever approved by the Food & Drug Administration to help prevent the blinding effects of glaucoma. For one Henrietta woman, the procedure opened “a whole new world.”

Teen Shifts from Learning Braille to Driving a Car »

August 27, 2013
Matthew Gearinger, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist

Dan Krenzer began learning Braille in third grade because eye disease degraded his vision. Legally blind, he could only see shapes and colors.

URMC’s Flaum Eye Institute Hosts Finger Lakes Eye Fair July 10 in Geneva »

June 24, 2013

Need new eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses? The Finger Lakes Eye Fair, sponsored by the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, offers the opportunity check out new styles and meet new ophthalmologists from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at 738 Pre Emption Road, Geneva.

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