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Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.


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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 273-1043

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Director - Flaum Eye Institute

Dr. Feldon is an internationally acclaimed clinical and basic scientist with a specialty in orbital disease and neuro-ophthalmology. In 2001, he was appointed chair of the University of Rochester Department of Ophthalmology, and is now Director of the Flaum Eye Institute.

Devoted to patient care, Dr. Feldon's special interest is in the management of patients with thyroid-associated eye disease. Cranial nerve palsies, disorders of the optic nerve, visual field loss, and eye movement problems are all specialty areas. He offers surgical services for orbital tumors, reconstruction, and decompression, as well as paralytic strabismus and correction of abnormalities. Now leading a world-class team of eye care specialists, his clinical expertise has been recognized in "Best Doctors in America."

Before coming to Rochester, Dr. Feldon served as associate chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and vice president of the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, which ranks No. 7 nationally. An inventor of ophthalmic instruments and a scientific investigator, Dr. Feldon is involved in a number of local and national clinical trials and basic science collaborations.

Dr. Feldon earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, along with a research fellowship in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a clinical fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

He is the former president of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmic Society and the current Executive Vice President of the Association of University Porfessors of Ophthalmology. Dr. Feldon sees patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices. The office is located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.

Dr. Feldon sees patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices. The office is located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


BA | Univ of Cal Los Angeles

MD | Einstein College Medicine

MBA | Univ of Southern California
Business Or Commerce

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/1975 - 03/1978
Residency in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

07/1974 - 06/1975
Fellowship in Neurological Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital

06/1973 - 06/1974
Internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center

06/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Fellowship in Neuro-Ophth/Neuro-Otol at University of California, San Francisco

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America's Top Doctors 2017
Sponsor: Castle Connolly Award

America's Most Honored Professionals : Top 10%

America's Top Doctors 2016
Sponsor: Castle Connolly Award

Top Ophthalmologist in Rochester, NY
Sponsor: International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP)
Location: Rochester, NY

Health Care Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

Mentorship Award : Dr. Marvin Hoffman Award
Sponsor: UR Awards University of Rochester
Location: Rochester,NY

2005 - 2005
Distinguished Senior Award
Sponsor: NANOS

2005 - 2005
Senior Honor Award
Sponsor: AAO

2001 - Present
Listed -- "American's Top Doctors"

1997 - 1997
Beta Gamma Sigma
Sponsor: Business Honor Society

1994 - Present
Listed -- "The Best Doctors in America" Ophthalmology and Neurology Sections Dates: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

1978 - 1979
Post-Doctoral Research Training Award National Eye Institute Fellowship #1 F32 EY05303-01 Dates: 1978 - 1979

1978 - 1979
Heed Fellowship (Declined in order to accept NIH Award) Dates: 1978 - 1979

1973 - 1973
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Date: 1973

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Title: Thy-1 (CD90) As a Novel Therapy to Control Adipose Tissue Accumulation
U.S. Serial #: 14/437,378
Filed: Oct 21, 2013
Invented By: Steven Feldon, Richard Phipps, Collynn Woeller

Title: Compact Ocular Fundus Camera
U.S. Serial #: 11/864,766
Filed: Sep 28, 2007
Invented By: Steven Feldon, Geunyoung Yoon

Title: Compact Ocular Fundus Camera
U.S. Serial #: DS07853696.8
Filed: Sep 28, 2007
Invented By: Steven Feldon, Geunyoung Yoon

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Journal Articles

Bingham CM, Sivak-Callcott JA, Gurka MJ, Nguyen J, Hogg JP, Feldon SE, Fay A, Seah LL, Strianese D, Durairaj VD, Uddin J, Devoto MH, Harris M, Saunders J, Osaki TH, Looi A, Teo L, Davies BW, Elefante A, Shen S, Realini T, Fischer W, Kazim M. "Axial Globe Position Measurement: A Prospective Multicenter Study by the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society." Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2016 32(2):106-12.

Sibony PA, Kupersmith MJ, Feldon SE, Wang JK, Garvin M, . "Retinal and Choroidal Folds in Papilledema." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science.. 2015 Sep; 56(10):5670-80.

Fischer WS, Wall M, McDermott MP, Kupersmith MJ, Feldon SE, . "Photographic Reading Center of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT): Methods and Baseline Results." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science.. 2015 May; 56(5):3292-303.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Functional Assessment of Fibroblast Heterogeneity by the Cell-Surface Glycoprotein Thy-1
Book Title: Tissue Repair
Author List: Feldon SE, Baglole CA, Smith TE, Foster DA, Sime PA, Phipps RI
Published By: and Springer Science+Business Media 2006

Chapter Title: Future Research in Graves' ophthalmopathy
Book Title: Recent developments in Graves' ophthalmopathy
Author List: Feldon SE
Published By: Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000 in Boston

Chapter Title: Tumors of the Anterior Visual Pathway
Book Title: Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology
Author List: Feldon SE
Published By: WB Saunders Company 1994 in Philadelphia