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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 endophthalmitis 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 at Bascomb Palmer Eye Institute

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

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

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    Journal Articles

    Singh RP, Hsueh J, Han MM, Kuriyan AE, Conti FF, Steinle N, Weng CY, Wong RW, Martinez JA, Wykoff CC. "Protecting Vision in Patients With Diabetes With Ultra-Widefield Imaging: A Review of Current Literature." Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina.. 2019 Oct 1; 50(10):639-648.

    Nirwan RS, Albini TA, Sridhar J, Flynn HW, Kuriyan AE. "Assessing "Cell Therapy" Clinics Offering Treatments of Ocular Conditions using Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Websites in the United States." Ophthalmology.. 2019 Oct; 126(10):1350-1355. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

    Venincasa MJ, Hubschman S, Kuriyan AE, Berrocal A, Sivalingam A, Albini TA, Sridhar J. "Perceptions of Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship Training in the United States." Ophthalmology. Retina.. 2019 Sep; 3(9):802-804. Epub 2019 May 10.