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Regina M. Smolyak, M.D.

Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Biography

Dr. Smolyak is a board certified ophthalmologist who is specializes in the medical, surgical, and laser treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Fellowship trained in glaucoma, she is highly qualified to manage the disease using sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation and provide the latest medical or surgical interventions to maintain safe intra ocular pressure. These can include prescription medications, glaucoma laser therapy like SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty), and variety of drainage devices including new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices. She is especially adept at managing glaucoma in patients who also need cataract surgery. As an ophthalmologist who treats the structures of the anterior segment (the front part of the eye) Dr. Smolyak routinely addresses cataracts, either with or without the presence of glaucoma. She offers a variety of premium lens options and surgical techniques that can reduce a patient's need for spectacles after surgery. This includes using the Catalys surgical laser platform. This state-of-the-art surgical laser allows her to offer patients the most precise procedures.This ground breaking technology may improve post-operative visual performance and reduce inflammation, resulting in more comfort and exceptional outcomes. Dr. Smolyak is a graduate of the University of Rochester where she also went on to complete her medical degree. She was a resident in ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a glaucoma fellow at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Smolyak is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the New York Glaucoma Society and the American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Smolyak's research interests include clinical trials. She is also dedicated to the education of residents, medical students and provides training to medical personnel both inside and outside of ophthalmology.

Research

Dr. Smolyak's research interests include clinical trials. She is also dedicated to the education of residents, medical students and provides training to medical personnel both inside and outside of ophthalmology.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

1997-1998
| St. Vincent's Hospital
Internal Medicine Transitional Internship

1992
BS | University of Rochester
Biochemistry

1997
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

2001
| Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Ophthalmology Residency

2002
| Washington University
Glaucoma Fellowship

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in at St. Vincent's Hospital Medical Center- Manhattan

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in at Washington University School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2007
Nolan MJ, Giovingo MC, Miller AM, Wertz RD, Ritch R, Liebmann JM, Allingham RR, Herndon LW, Wax MB, Smolyak R, Hasan F, Barnett EM, Samples JR, Knepper PA. "Aqueous humor sCD44 concentration and visual field loss in primary open-angle glaucoma." Journal of glaucoma.. 2007 Aug 0; 16(5):419-29.

12/2004
Camras CB, Toris CB, Sjoquist B, Milleson M, Thorngren JO, Hejkal TW, Patel N, Barnett EM, Smolyak R, Hasan SF, Hellman C, Meza JL, Wax MB, Stjernschantz J. "Detection of the free acid of bimatoprost in aqueous humor samples from human eyes treated with bimatoprost before cataract surgery." Ophthalmology.. 2004 Dec 0; 111(12):2193-8.

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