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Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-1189

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Ophthalmology, Pediatrics


Dr. Gearinger's passion for improving the vision of children is the driving force behind his daily research and clinical practice. At the Eye Institute's pediatric wing, he treats patients suffering from a variety of conditions ranging from pink eye, blocked tear ducts and blurred vision to strabismus, pediatric glaucoma and congenital cataracts. He has performed surgery on infants as young as one week old as well as treated adults with misaligned eyes.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gearinger is committed to developing innovative treatments for challenging pediatric cases including amblyopia, pediatric optic nerve disorders and retinopathy of prematurity. As a strong proponent of translational research he is the forefront of delivering promising new therapies to children through his involvement in trials and nationwide studies.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigation Group and American Association For Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | University of Michigan Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 07/31/2002
Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Duke University School of Nursing

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Ophthalmology at Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti

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Journal Articles

Repka MX, Dean TW, Kraker RT, Li Z, Yen KG, de Alba Campomanes AG, Young MP, Rahmani B, Haider KM, Whitehead GF, Lambert SR, Kurup SP, Kraus CL, Cotter SA, Holmes JM, . "Visual Acuity and Ophthalmic Outcomes 5 Years After Cataract Surgery Among Children Younger Than 13 Years." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2022 Feb 10; Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Lu RY, Yanovitch T, Enyedi L, Gandhi N, Gearinger M, de Alba Campomanes AG, Cavuoto KM, Gray M, Kemp PS, Silverstein E, Loh AR, Ding L, Cabrera MT. "The flipped-classroom approach to teaching horizontal strabismus in ophthalmology residency: a multicentered randomized controlled study." Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2021 May 31; Epub 2021 May 31.

, Bothun ED, Repka MX, Dean TW, Gray ME, Lenhart PD, Li Z, Morrison DG, Wallace DK, Kraker RT, Cotter SA, Holmes JM. "Visual Outcomes and Complications After Lensectomy for Traumatic Cataract in Children." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2021 May 6; Epub 2021 May 06.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Glaucoma, Infantile
Book Title: Pediatric Clinical Advisor Instant Diagnosis and Treatment
Author List: Matthew D. Gearinger
Edited By: Garfunkel, Kaczorowski, and Christy
Published By: Mosby Elsevier 2007

Chapter Title: "Pediatric Optic Nerve Disorders"
Book Title: Pediatric Retina
Author List: Matthew D. Gearinger
Edited By: James Reynolds and Scott Olitsky
Published By: Informa Healthcare 2007

Chapter Title: "Botulinum Toxin for Eyelid Retraction in Graves' Disease"
Book Title: Thyroid Eye Disease
Author List: Matthew D. Gearinger and Albert W. Biglan
Edited By: Jonathan J. Dutton and Barret G. Haik
Published By: Informa Healthcare 2002