Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-3937
Fax: (585) 276-1189

Research Bio

Dr. Gearinger's passion for improving the vision of children is the driving force behind his daily research and clinical practice. At the Eye Institute's pediatric wing, he treats patients suffering from a variety of conditions ranging from pink eye, blocked tear ducts and blurred vision to strabismus, pediatric glaucoma and congenital cataracts. He has performed surgery on infants as young as one week old as well as treated adults with misaligned eyes.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gearinger is committed to developing innovative treatments for challenging pediatric cases including amblyopia, pediatric optic nerve disorders and retinopathy of prematurity. As a strong proponent of translational research he is the forefront of delivering promising new therapies to children through his involvement in trials and nationwide studies.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigation Group and American Association For Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 13 available »

2012 Apr 1
Comstock TL, Paterno MR, Bateman KM, Decory HH, Gearinger M. "Safety and tolerability of loteprednol etabonate 0.5% and tobramycin 0.3% ophthalmic suspension in pediatric subjects." Paediatric drugs. 2012 Apr 1; 14(2):119-30.
2011 Oct
Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, Birch EE, Holmes JM, Hopkins KB, Kraker RT, Kulp MT, Pang Y, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Weise KK, . "Stereoacuity in children with anisometropic amblyopia." Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2011 Oct; 15(5):455-61.
2011 Sep
, Bradfield YS, Melia BM, Repka MX, Kaminski BM, Davitt BV, Johnson DA, Kraker RT, Manny RE, Matta NS, Weise KK, Schloff S. "Central corneal thickness in children." Archives of ophthalmology. 2011 Sep; 129(9):1132-8.
2011 Jul
. "Grating visual acuity results in the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity study." Archives of ophthalmology. 2011 Jul; 129(7):840-6.
2010 Sep
Repka MX, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Atkinson CS, Bacal DA, Bremer DL, Davis PL, Gearinger MD, Glaser SR, Hoover DL, Laby DM, Morrison DG, Rogers DL, Sala NA, Suh DW, Wheeler MB, . "Pilot study of levodopa dose as treatment for residual amblyopia in children aged 8 years to younger than 18 years." Archives of ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 128(9):1215-7.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellow | Pediatric Ophthalmology | Duke University2002
MD | Medicine | Univ of Michigan Medical Sch1997
BS | Pre-Medical | Penn State University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology at Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center-GME07/01/2001 - 7/31/2002
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh07/01/1998 - 6/30/2001
Internship at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital07/01/1997 - 6/30/1998