Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in refractive cornea and cataract surgery and one of the leading refractive and cataract surgeons in the United States. He is the founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. Additionally, Dr Donnenfeld serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center and Surgical Director of The Lions Eye Bank of Long Island, NY. He has authored more than 210 papers on the cornea, external disease, cataracts, and refractive surgery, 500 scientific articles, and 50 books and book chapters on a range of subjects pertaining to corneal transplants, cataract care, and laser vision correction.
Dr Donnenfeld is on the editorial board of nine journals and has participated in over 40 FDA studies. He is one of the first 5 people in the world to perform both laser vision correction and laser cataract surgery. Dr Donnenfeld is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Achievement Honor Award, and Secretariat Award.
He is past President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, President-elect of the International Intraocular Implant Society, and Editor in Chief of EyeWorld. The journal Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today has named Dr Donnenfeld as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the United States. The Ophthalmologist, an internationally recognized magazine, named Dr Donnenfeld to their Power List in 2020.