Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and first in his class at Dartmouth Medical School in 1980. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and he completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in 1985. He is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU.
Dr. Donnenfeld has served as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. He is a National Medical Director of TLC and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island.
Dr. Donnenfeld served as president of many professional societies including the cornea section of ASCRS, the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and he is president elect of the International Intraocular Implant Society. Dr. Donnenfeld is the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld and emeritus editor-in-chief of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
He has written over 190 peer-reviewed papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and 38 book chapters and books. He is on the editorial board of nine journals and has participated in over 60 FDA studies. He was an initial clinical investigator in the FDA trials for both laser vision correction and laser cataract surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Time Achievement Award, and Secretariat Award.