Eric Donnenfeld, MD
Dr. Eric Donnenfeld is a nationally recognized LASIK eye surgeon and a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut (OCC). He has more than 20 years of experience and is frequently asked to train other eye surgeons on the latest surgical techniques and technologies. Dr. Donnenfeld has successfully performed more than 55,000 refractive surgery procedures, including more than 2,000 on other doctors and their family members.
Dr. Donnenfeld has participated in more than 40 FDA studies. He was involved in the FDA studies that led to the approval of the excimer laser technology for laser-guided vision correction surgery. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board of all three major excimer laser manufacturers and has patented four surgical instruments.
Training and Education
Dr. Donnenfeld completed his undergraduate degree magna cum laude at Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, graduating at the top of his class. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, where he was named Chief Resident his final year. Dr. Donnenfeld received his fellowship training in cornea at Wills Eye Hospital.
Professional Affiliations and Publications
Dr. Donnenfeld is a Trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University. He is also a National Medical Director of TLC Laser Eye Center and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank in Long Island. Dr. Donnenfeld’s past experience includes serving as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Donnenfeld is on the Editorial Board of nine medical journals and has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters and books on subjects pertaining to cornea, external eye diseases, cataracts and refractive surgery.
Memberships and Awards
During his remarkable career, Dr. Donnenfeld has been honored with numerous awards, including the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award and Secretariat Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the prestigious Nordan Award by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Donnenfeld is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is affiliated with numerous medical associations, including:
- The Nassau Surgical Society – President
- The Nassau Academy of Medicine – Board of Directors
- The American College of Surgeons – Long Island Chapter
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery