Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Matthew D. Gearinger, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-3937
Fax: (585) 276-1189

Research Bio

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.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 23 available »

Sangave AA, Gearinger MD, Diloreto DA. "CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY FROM HYPEROXALURIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP." Retinal cases & brief reports. 2017 11(1):1-3.
2015 Apr
Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM, . "Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire using Rasch analysis." JAMA ophthalmology. 2015 Apr; 133(4):461-5.
2014 Feb
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; 18(1):26-30.
2013 Dec
Malhotra R, Ackerman S, Gearinger LS, Morris TW, Allaire C. "The safety of besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 % used three times daily for 7 days in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis." Drugs in R&D. 2013 Dec; 13(4):243-52.
2013 Apr
Quinn GE, Dobson V, Davitt BV, Wallace DK, Hardy RJ, Tung B, Lai D, Good WV, . "Progression of myopia and high myopia in the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study: findings at 4 to 6 years of age." Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2013 Apr; 17(2):124-8.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellow | Pediatric Ophthalmology | Duke University2002
MD | Medicine | Univ of Michigan Medical Sch1997
BS | Pre-Medical | Penn State University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology at Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center-GME07/01/2001 - 7/31/2002
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh07/01/1998 - 6/30/2001
Internship at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital07/01/1997 - 6/30/1998