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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

7/01/1998 - 6/30/2001
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh

7/01/1997 - 6/30/1998
Internship in at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital

7/01/2001 - 7/31/2002
Fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology at Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Sangave AA, Gearinger MD, Diloreto DA. "CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY FROM HYPEROXALURIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP." Retinal cases & brief reports.. 2017 11(1):1-3.

Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM, . "Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire using Rasch analysis." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2015 Apr 0; 133(4):461-5.

Miller AM, Chandler DL, Repka MX, Hoover DL, Lee KA, Melia M, Rychwalski PJ, Silbert DI, , Beck RW, Crouch ER, Donahue S, Holmes JM, Quinn GE, Sala NA, Schloff S, Wallace DK, Foster NC, Frick KD, Golden RP, Lambert SR, Tien DR, Weakley DR. "Office probing for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in infants." Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2014 Feb 0; 18(1):26-30.

Books & Chapters

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: 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: "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