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Scott M. MacRae, M.D.

Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery Cornea & External Disease Refractive Surgery, LASIK

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2020

Fax: (585) 756-1975

Office: (585) 273-2020

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Scott MacRae is one of the most experienced and respected refractive surgeons in the world. He has more than 30 years of experience as a cornea specialist, more than 20 years of experience as a refractive surgeon, and has performed more than 20,000 refractive surgery procedures. He is the Director of Refractive Services in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester where he is a Professor in Ophthalmology and a Professor of Visual Science at the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science. Dr. MacRae is an editorial board member on three refractive surgery journals and most recently was the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is a noted expert and widely published, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, Popular Science, The New York Times, and various refractive surgery journals. He also co-authored the premier text on wavefront sensing, "Customized Corneal Ablation: The Quest for Super Vision," now out in its second volume, "Wavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for Super Vision II." A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. MacRae is focused on patient safety and results. A leader in the refractive surgery field, Dr. MacRae has trained over 400 surgeons and has an extensive background in the development, safety, and effectiveness of laser vision correction technology. He has served as a member and consultant of the FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Panel, and was Chairman of the Public Health Committee with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His work includes design of numerous refractive surgical instruments, laser surgery techniques and he holds the patent on a commonly used astigmatism treatment. Dr. MacRae also travels the world to lecture on laser vision correction, the prevention and treatment of complications. When other surgeons experience complications, they turn to Dr. MacRae. He was also named one of the "Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery" as voted by the readers of the professional journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Dr. MacRae studied at the University of Wisconsin and completed two cornea fellowships - at Medical College of Wisconsin and Emory University. After spending 16 years at Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. MacRae joined the University of Rochester Department of Ophthalmology, where he is now a leader in the Alliance for Vision Excellence--a patient care and research collaboration between the University of Rochester and industry. The partnership brings together the most technologically advanced instruments, devices, and diagnostic tools to create optimal laser vision correction results for you.

Research

Dr. Scott MacRae is one of the most experienced and respected refractive surgeons in the world. He has over 30 years of experience as a cornea specialist, over 20 years of experience as a refractive surgeon, and has performed more than 20,000 refractive surgery procedures. He is the Director of Refractive Services in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester where he is a Professor in Ophthalmology and a Professor of Visual Science at the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science. Dr. MacRae is an editorial board member on three refractive surgery journals and most recently was the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is a noted expert and widely published, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, Popular Science, The New York Times, and various refractive surgery journals. He also co-authored the premier text on wavefront sensing, "Customized Corneal Ablation: The Quest for Super Vision," now out in its second volume, "Wavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for Super Vision II." A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. MacRae is focused on patient safety and results. A leader in the refractive surgery field, Dr. MacRae has trained over 400 surgeons and has an extensive background in the development, safety, and effectiveness of laser vision correction technology. He has served as a member and consultant of the FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Panel, and was Chairman of the Public Health Committee with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His work includes design of numerous refractive surgical instruments, laser surgery techniques and he holds the patent on a commonly used astigmatism treatment. Dr. MacRae also travels the world to lecture on laser vision correction, the prevention and treatment of complications. When other surgeons experience complications, they turn to Dr. MacRae. He was also named one of the "Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery" as voted by the readers of the professional journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Dr. MacRae studied at the University of Wisconsin and completed two cornea fellowships - at Medical College of Wisconsin and Emory University. After spending 16 years at Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. MacRae joined the University of Rochester Department of Ophthalmology, where he is now a leader in the Alliance for Vision Excellence--a patient care and research collaboration between the University of Rochester and industry. The partnership brings together the most technologically advanced instruments, devices, and diagnostic tools to provide optimal laser vision correction results for you.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

1974
BS | Univ Wisconsin-Madison
Zoology

1977
MD | Univ Wisconsin Medical School
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/1977 - 06/1978
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine

09/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

09/01/1981 - 06/30/1982
Fellowship in at Medical College of Wisconsin

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Awards

2012
U.S. Patent Issued for Invention of Rochester Nomogram by Scott MacRae, MD and Manoj Venkiteshwar, Ph.D.

2012
Ziemer Award for his Outstanding Advocacy and Implementation of Ziemer "Small Spot" Femtosecond Laser Technology

2011
Voted Best Doctors in America US News & World Reports

2010
Awarded Best Paper of Multifocal- Accommodative Intraoccular Lens Session, ASCRS Annual Meeting

2009
Awarded Best Paper of Cataract- Intraocular Lens Session ASCRS Annual Meeting

2008
Awarded Best Paper of Keratorefractive Session. ASCRS Annual Meeting

2005 - 2011
In Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today By Physician Readers of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today

2003
Amini Award, The Wisconsin Ophthalmic Alumni Association Meeting

2003
Lans Lectureship Award Jointly Awarded by International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology

2001
Senior Honor Award, American Acadermy of Ophthalmology

1997 - 2008
Swarthmore Who's Who Registry

1997
Certificate of Appreciation, ARVO, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1996
George Kambara Award of Lectureship University of Wisconsin, Madison

1993
Panelist-Physicians Review Group for Ad Hoc White House Health Reform Committee, Panel-Outcomes Studies in Managed Competition

1993
Panelist-Physicians Review Group for Ad Hoc White House Health Reform Committee, Panel-Physician Choice in Managed Competition

1991
Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

1990 - 2012
Voted Best Doctors in America

1990
Honorary Lectureship: Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Illinois Society to Prevent Blindness

1980 - 1981
Elected Chief of Residency Program Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin

1970 - 1973
Qualified Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin

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Patents

Title: System and Method For Treating Vision Refractive Errors
U.S. Serial #: 13/625,545
Filed: Sep 24, 2012
Invented By: ScottMacRae, ManojVenkiteshwar

Title: System and Method For Treating Vision Refractive Errors
U.S. Serial #: 11/403,877
Filed: Apr 14, 2006
Invented By: ScottMacRae, ManojVenkiteshwar

Publications

Journal Articles

10/2012
Zheleznyak L, Kim MJ, MacRae S, Yoon G. "Impact of corneal aberrations on through-focus image quality of presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses using an adaptive optics bench system." Journal of cataract and refractive surgery.. 2012 Oct 0; 38(10):1724-33. Epub 2012 Aug 15.

4/2011
Cui L, Huxlin KR, Xu L, Macrae S, Knox WH. "High-resolution, noninvasive, two-photon fluorescence measurement of molecular concentrations in corneal tissue." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science.. 2011 Apr 0; 52(5):2556-64. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

3/2010
Bühren J, Yoon G, MacRae S, Huxlin K. "Contribution of optical zone decentration and pupil dilation on the change of optical quality after myopic photorefractive keratectomy in a cat model." Journal of refractive surgery.. 2010 Mar 0; 26(3):183-90. Epub 2010 Mar 11.

Books & Chapters

2004
Book Title: Wavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for SuperVision II.
Author List: Krueger, Ronald R.., Applegate, Raymond A., MacRae, S.M.
Published By: Slack Incorporated2004 in Thorofare, NJ

2004
Chapter Title: An Introduction to Wavefront-Guided Visual Correction
Book Title: Wavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for SuperVision II
Author List: MacRae, S.M., Applegate, R.A., Krueger, R.R
Published By: Slack Incorporated2004 in Thorofare, NJ

2004
Chapter Title: How Far Can We Extend the Limits of Human Vision?
Book Title: Wavefront Customized Visual Correction: The Quest for SuperVision II
Author List: Williams, D.R., Porter, J., Yoon, G., Guirao, A., Hofer, H., Chen, L., Cox, I., MacRae, S.M.
Published By: Slack Incorporated2004 in Thorofare, NJ

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