Dr. Eric Donnenfeld named among the most influential in ophthalmology — 5 insights

The Ophthalmologist recognized Eric Donnenfeld, MD, of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in Garden City, N.Y., and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut in Fairfield, as one of its top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.

Here's what you should know.

1. This is The Ophthalmologist's third annual power list. More than 36,000 ophthalmologists in Europe and North America voted to determine the most powerful ophthalmologists.

2. Dr. Donnenfeld was recognized for his many accomplishments in the field.

3. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Dr. Donnenfeld has made several notable contributions to ophthalmology. He was the first surgeon in the Northeastern U.S. to perform laser cataract surgery, and he played a pivotal role in studies that led to the FDA approving excimer laser technology.

4. Dr. Donnenfeld is editor-in-chief of EyeWorld. He also participates on the editorial boards of nine other academic journals.

5. Additionally, Dr. Donnenfeld is an American Academy of Ophthalmology fellow. The society awarded him its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Secretariat Award.

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