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Angela Pugliese Bessette, M.D.

Ophthalmology

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Biography

Dr. Bessette is a skilled and caring physician specializing in the practice of medical retina and uveitis. She completed her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute. She continued her training at the Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. There she completed two fellowships: the first in medical retina and uveitis and a second, more intensive, fellowship in uveitis.

Dr. Bessette's research interests include imaging neovascularization associated with the retina and posterior segment disease. As a medical retina specialist, she diagnoses and treats a variety of posterior segment diseases. As a uveitis specialist, she provides care to adult and juvenile patients suffering from inflammatory disease to the front and rear parts of the eye. She may also team with other subspecialists to manage complications related to uveitis. Treating the following conditions and more:
• Age related macular degeneration
• Diabetic eye disease
• Inherited retinal disease
• Uveitis
• Ocular complications of Sarcoidosis
• Ocular toxoplasmosis

Research

Dr. Bessette is a skilled and caring physician specializing in the practice of medical retina and uveitis. She completed her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute. She continued her training at the Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. There she completed two fellowships: the first in medical retina and uveitis and a second, more intensive, fellowship in uveitis.

Dr. Bessette's research interests include imaging neovascularization associated with the retina and posterior segment disease. As a medical retina specialist, she diagnoses and treats a variety of posterior segment diseases. As a uveitis specialist, she provides care to adult and juvenile patients suffering from inflammatory disease to the front and rear parts of the eye. She may also team with other subspecialists to manage complications related to uveitis. Treating the following conditions and more:
• Age related macular degeneration
• Diabetic eye disease
• Inherited retinal disease
• Uveitis
• Ocular complications of Sarcoidosis
• Ocular toxoplasmosis

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

2007
BA | University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry

2011
MD | Columbia Univ, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/26/2011 - 06/25/2012
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2016 - Present
Fellowship in at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2016
Bessette AP, Singh AD. "Multimodal Imaging of Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with Sclerochoroidal Calcification." Ocular oncology and pathology.. 2016 Oct 0; 2(4):234-238. Epub 2016 May 18.

8/1/2016
Bessette AP, Hariprasad SM, Singh RP. "The Role of NSAIDs in the Management of Macular Edema." Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina.. 2016 Aug 1; 47(8):704-7.

10/2015
Song H, Rossi EA, Latchney L, Bessette A, Stone E, Hunter JJ, Williams DR, Chung M. "Cone and rod loss in Stargardt disease revealed by adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2015 Oct 0; 133(10):1198-203.

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