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Ajay E. Kuriyan, M.D., M.S.


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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Professional Background

Ajay Kuriyan, M.D., M.S., is a American Board of Ophthalmology Certified retinal specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his ophthalmology residency and retinal fellowship of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Kuriyan's clinical interests encompass the medical and surgical treatment of retinal disease. Some of these include retinal detachment surgery, drug therapy for macular degeneration and other diseases, the treatment of hereditary retinal diseases, and the treatment of diabetic eye disease.

As a researcher, Dr. Kuriyan has contributed to or authored more than 50 peer reviewed articles, textbook chapters, presentations and scientific posters. His specific research interests include the use and development of technology related to the earlier detection of retinal disease, the treatment of endophthalamitis and pediatric retinal disease.

Dr. Kuriyan is a Heed Ophthalmic Fellow, a member of the American Retina Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/07/2014 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

06/24/2010 - 06/23/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami

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Journal Articles

Idrees S, Sridhar J, Kuriyan AE. "Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy: A Review." International ophthalmology clinics.. 2019 59(1):221-240.

Yannuzzi NA, Sridhar J, Chang JS, Lin J, Kuriyan AE, Smiddy WE. "Cost Evaluation of Laser versus Intravitreal Aflibercept for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy." Ophthalmology.. 2018 Jul 0; 125(7):1121-1122. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Sheils CR, Hartmann AJPW, Kuriyan AE. "Visual Disturbance in a Middle-aged Woman With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2018 Jun 1; 136(6):702-703.