Flaum Eye Institute News

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.

GRHF Funds URMC Program to Preserve Vision for People with Diabetes »

May 29, 2013

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute has launched a screening program for diabetes-related vision problems in Rochester’s poorest neighborhoods with funding from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF), in collaboration with Rochester General Health System (RGHS).

Flaum Eye Institute Director Takes Helm of National Ophthalmology Group »

April 01, 2013

Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., director of the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was named president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. The organization is dedicated to advancing the education, research and clinical care provided by academic medical center’s ophthalmologists. He will serve a one-year term.

Flaum Eye Institute Glaucoma Expert to Discuss Vision Health March 21 »

March 13, 2013

Regina Smolyak, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss vision care, common eye diseases and tips for protecting your eyes as you age at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave.

Geneva Ophthalmologist Joins University of Rochester’s Flaum Eye Institute »

March 07, 2013

Geneva ophthalmologist Harold Ross, M.D., has joined the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute, expanding the specialty medical and surgical care available to Finger Lakes region residents. Additional pediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma care are among the services that will be provided.

Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically »

September 27, 2012

A U.S. patent has been issued to the University of Rochester for technology that has boosted the eyesight of tens of thousands of people around the world to unprecedented levels and reduced the need for patients to undergo repeat surgeries.