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Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Ophthalmology , Pediatrics

4.8 out of 5 stars
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Locations

Flaum Eye Institute

500 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 104
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

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 strabism...
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.

Certified Specialties

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD)

Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Nursing. 2001 - 2002

Residency, Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh. 1998 - 2001

Internship, Trinity Health Ann Arbor Hospital. 1997 - 1998

Education

MD | University of Michigan Medical School. 1997

Research

Clinical Trials

Divergence Excess/Simulated Divergence Excess Exotropia (DESDEE)

Lead Researcher: Matthew D Gearinger

Exotropia is a condition in children when eyes turn outward. The only treatment for exotropia is surgery. This study intends to determine if wearing an eyepatch or eye prism for 24 hours rather than 1 hour is a better way to diagnose exotropia. ...

Publications

Journal Articles

Complications Occurring Through 5 Years Following Primary Intraocular Lens Implantation for Pediatric Cataract.

Yen KG, Repka MX, Sutherland DR, Haider KM, Hatt SR, Kraker RT, Galvin JA, Li Z, Cotter SA, Holmes JM,

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2023 June 22 Epub 06/22/2023.

Incidence of Glaucoma-Related Adverse Events in the First 5 Years After Pediatric Lensectomy.

Bothun ED, Repka MX, Kraker RT, Wu R, Leske DA, Hatt SR, Li Z, Freedman SF, Astle WF, Cotter SA, Holmes JM,

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2023 February 16 Epub 02/16/2023.

Visual Acuity and Ophthalmic Outcomes 5 Years After Cataract Surgery Among Children Younger Than 13 Years.

Repka MX, Dean TW, Kraker RT, Li Z, Yen KG, de Alba Campomanes AG, Young MP, Rahmani B, Haider KM, Whitehead GF, Lambert SR, Kurup SP, Kraus CL, Cotter SA, Holmes JM,

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2022 February 10 Epub 02/10/2022.

The flipped-classroom approach to teaching horizontal strabismus in ophthalmology residency: a multicentered randomized controlled study.

Lu RY, Yanovitch T, Enyedi L, Gandhi N, Gearinger M, de Alba Campomanes AG, Cavuoto KM, Gray M, Kemp PS, Silverstein E, Loh AR, Ding L, Cabrera MT

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2021 May 31 Epub 05/31/2021.

Visual Outcomes and Complications After Lensectomy for Traumatic Cataract in Children.

, Bothun ED, Repka MX, Dean TW, Gray ME, Lenhart PD, Li Z, Morrison DG, Wallace DK, Kraker RT, Cotter SA, Holmes JM

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2021 May 6 Epub 05/06/2021.

Simultaneous EEG and pupillary evidence for post-error arousal during a speeded performance task.

Compton RJ, Gearinger D, Wild H, Rette D, Heaton EC, Histon S, Thiel P, Jaskir M

The European journal of neuroscience.. 2020 August 27 Epub 08/27/2020.

Incidence and Management of Glaucoma or Glaucoma Suspect in the First Year After Pediatric Lensectomy.

Freedman SF, Kraker RT, Repka MX, Wallace DK, de Alba Campomanes A, Yanovitch TL, Orge FH, Gearinger MD,

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2019 November 21 Epub 11/21/2019.

The wandering mind oscillates: EEG alpha power is enhanced during moments of mind-wandering.

Compton RJ, Gearinger D, Wild H

Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience.. 2019 October 19 (5):1184-1191. Epub 1900 01 01.

Exposure to a Social Stressor Induces Translocation of Commensal Lactobacilli to the Spleen and Priming of the Innate Immune System.

Lafuse WP, Gearinger R, Fisher S, Nealer C, Mackos AR, Bailey MT

The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2017 March 15198 (6):2383-2393. Epub 02/06/2017.

CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY FROM HYPEROXALURIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP.

Sangave AA, Gearinger MD, Diloreto DA

Retinal cases & brief reports.. 2017 11 (1):1-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire using Rasch analysis.

Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM,

JAMA ophthalmology.. 2015 April 133 (4):461-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Office probing for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in infants.

Miller AM, Chandler DL, Repka MX, Hoover DL, Lee KA, Melia M, Rychwalski PJ, Silbert DI, , Beck RW, Crouch ER, Donahue S, Holmes JM, Quinn GE, Sala NA, Schloff S, Wallace DK, Foster NC, Frick KD, Golden RP, Lambert SR, Tien DR, Weakley DR

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2014 February 18 (1):26-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

The safety of besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 % used three times daily for 7 days in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

Malhotra R, Ackerman S, Gearinger LS, Morris TW, Allaire C

Drugs in R&D.. 2013 December 13 (4):243-52. Epub 1900 01 01.

Progression of myopia and high myopia in the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study: findings at 4 to 6 years of age.

Quinn GE, Dobson V, Davitt BV, Wallace DK, Hardy RJ, Tung B, Lai D, Good WV,

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2013 April 17 (2):124-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intraobserver reliability of contact pachymetry in children.

Weise KK, Kaminski B, Melia M, Repka MX, Bradfield YS, Davitt BV, Johnson DA, Kraker RT, Manny RE, Matta NS, Schloff S,

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2013 April 17 (2):144-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

The future of surgical assessment.

Khalifa YM, Hines MA, Gearinger M

The British journal of ophthalmology.. 2012 August 96 (8):1145; author reply 1145. Epub 02/22/2012.

Besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6% administered twice daily for 3 days in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children.

Deleon J, Silverstein BE, Allaire C, Gearinger LS, Bateman KM, Morris TW, Comstock TL

Clinical drug investigation.. 2012 May 132 (5):303-17. Epub 1900 01 01.

Microbiological etiology and susceptibility of bacterial conjunctivitis isolates from clinical trials with ophthalmic, twice-daily besifloxacin.

Haas W, Gearinger LS, Hesje CK, Sanfilippo CM, Morris TW

Advances in therapy.. 2012 May 29 (5):442-55. Epub 05/25/2012.

Safety and tolerability of loteprednol etabonate 0.5% and tobramycin 0.3% ophthalmic suspension in pediatric subjects.

Comstock TL, Paterno MR, Bateman KM, Decory HH, Gearinger M

Paediatric drugs.. 2012 April 114 (2):119-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6% in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.

Silverstein BE, Morris TW, Gearinger LS, Decory HH, Comstock TL

Clinical ophthalmology.. 2012 6 :1987-96. Epub 11/30/2012.

Stereoacuity in children with anisometropic amblyopia.

Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, Birch EE, Holmes JM, Hopkins KB, Kraker RT, Kulp MT, Pang Y, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Weise KK,

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2011 October 15 (5):455-61. Epub 1900 01 01.

Central corneal thickness in children.

, Bradfield YS, Melia BM, Repka MX, Kaminski BM, Davitt BV, Johnson DA, Kraker RT, Manny RE, Matta NS, Weise KK, Schloff S

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2011 September 129 (9):1132-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Grating visual acuity results in the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity study.

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2011 July 129 (7):840-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pilot study of levodopa dose as treatment for residual amblyopia in children aged 8 years to younger than 18 years.

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,

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2010 September 128 (9):1215-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Final visual acuity results in the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity study.

, Good WV, Hardy RJ, Dobson V, Palmer EA, Phelps DL, Tung B, Redford M

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2010 June 128 (6):663-71. Epub 04/12/2010.

Balloon catheter dilation and nasolacrimal duct intubation for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction after failed probing.

Repka MX, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Hoover DL, Morse CL, Schloff S, Silbert DI, Tien DR,

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2009 May 127 (5):633-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pharmacological plus optical penalization treatment for amblyopia: results of a randomized trial.

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2009 January 127 (1):22-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Efficacy of brinzolamide and levobetaxolol in pediatric glaucomas: a randomized clinical trial.

Whitson JT, Roarty JD, Vijaya L, Robin AL, Gross RD, Landry TA, Dickerson JE, Scheib SA, Scott H, Hua SY, Woodside AM, Bergamini MV,

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2008 June 12 (3):239-246.e3. Epub 03/04/2008.

Pediatric keratoprosthesis.

Aquavella JV, Gearinger MD, Akpek EK, McCormick GJ

Ophthalmology.. 2007 May 114 (5):989-94. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effect of amblyopia therapy on ocular alignment.

Repka MX, Holmes JM, Melia BM, Beck RW, Gearinger MD, Tamkins SM, Wheeler DT,

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2005 December 9 (6):542-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Trabeculotomy.

Gearinger MD

Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.. 2005 42 (4):256. Epub 1900 01 01.

Measurement of ocular torsion after macular translocation: disc fovea angle and Maddox rod.

Freedman SF, Gearinger MD, Enyedi LB, Holgado S, Toth CA

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2003 April 7 (2):103-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Pediatric Retina (2007)

Chapter: "Pediatric Optic Nerve Disorders"

Authors: Matthew D. Gearinger

Publisher: Informa Healthcare 2007

Pediatric Clinical Advisor Instant Diagnosis and Treatment (2007)

Chapter: Glaucoma, Infantile

Authors: Matthew D. Gearinger

Publisher: Mosby Elsevier 2007

Thyroid Eye Disease (2002)

Chapter: "Botulinum Toxin for Eyelid Retraction in Graves' Disease"

Authors: Matthew D. Gearinger and Albert W. Biglan

Publisher: Informa Healthcare 2002

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

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4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Good

Mar 01, 2024

4.5 stars

Dr. Gearinger is a really great doctor. He is not only great at his specialty but also genuinely nice and friendly. In my opinion that is perfect combo for pediatric ophthalmologist!

Aug 24, 2023

5.0 stars

Doctor extremely patient !

May 23, 2023

1.0 stars

Concerns were addressed with the nurse at check in but Doctor never once discussed a single one or allowed ample opportunity for discussion/questions. He decided that patching his eye would be a helpful form of treatment but didn't explain anything or provide any information personally. We were sent home with a folder that contained a print out of information instead. The Doctor is nice and friendly but not informative or helpful. I would like to see that improved.

Apr 24, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good

Feb 27, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Gearinger listened to my questions and gave me thoughtful answers.

Feb 05, 2023

5.0 stars

This is one of the best practices I've ever been to. Very professional and friendly. Everything flows smoothly here.

Dec 28, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Hearing er comes in immediately remembering everything somehow, even though we hadn't seen him for our toddler in a whole year and info that isn't even in her chart. It's so impressive. He's great with kids, our daughter adores him. He has great bedside manner. He explains everything and doesn't act like you're dumb or anything, he enjoys teaching you.

Dec 22, 2022

4.2 stars

Dr. Gearinger is wonderful. He listens and answers all questions and provides wonderful care. My only complaint is that he speaks VERY quickly and I have to ask for multiple repetitions to make sure I catch everything!

Oct 27, 2022

5.0 stars

Have had Dr. G. since my son was in NICU.

Oct 12, 2022

5.0

He is an awesome doctor.

Sep 30, 2022

5.0

We have been seeing Dr Gearinger for many years. We're always happy to see him and trust him and his expertise. We will bring our younger kids to see him too when the time comes.

May 14, 2022

1.8

I'd recommend him as a surgeon but not someone to depend on for consistent or concerned after care.

Apr 23, 2022