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


Clinical Interests

Retinal Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

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.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of 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

Ansari ZA, Kuriyan AE, Albini TA. "Unproven stem cell therapy for macular degeneration." Oncotarget.. 2017 Oct 31; 8(53):90636-90637. Epub 2017 Oct 19.

Saraf SS, Cunningham MA, Kuriyan AE, Read SP, Rosenfeld PJ, Flynn HW, Albini TA. "Bilateral Retinal Detachments After Intravitreal Injection of Adipose-Derived 'Stem Cells' in a Patient With Exudative Macular Degeneration." Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina.. 2017 Sep 1; 48(9):772-775.

Banker TP, McClellan AJ, Wilson BD, Juan FM, Kuriyan AE, Relhan N, Chen FV, Weichel ED, Albini TA, Berrocal AM, Sridhar J, Gregori NZ, Townsend JH, Flynn HW. "Culture-Positive Endophthalmitis After Open Globe Injuries With and Without Retained Intraocular Foreign Bodies." Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina.. 2017 Aug 1; 48(8):632-637.