John Berdahl

John Berdahl

September 30, 2020

Dr. Berdahl specializes in Advanced Cataract, Corneal and Glaucoma Surgery at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD. He earned his medical doctorate, graduating with honors from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and finished his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. He completed ophthalmology residency at Duke University where his published work, research, teaching and care of patients brought him many honors including best resident and national recognition as first place winner of the Resident Writers Award. Dr. Berdahl pursued additional advanced surgical training at one of the most coveted cornea and glaucoma fellowships in the country at Minnesota Eye Consultants. As a fellow he received the Claes Dohlman Award from Harvard University, which is given to the top cornea fellow in the country.

Dr. Berdahl has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and his extensive research has been presented nationally and internationally. His commitment to those in need is demonstrated by his leadership role in EyeCare America and the numerous surgical mission trips he continues to participate in worldwide.

Dr. Berdahl was recently selected as one of the top 40 ophthalmologist under 40 years old in the world and the top young physician in South Dakota.

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Eric Donnenfeld

Eric Donnenfeld

October 1, 2020

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and 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 Nassau Surgical Society, cornea section of ASCRS, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He is the past president of ASCRS and is in the presidential succession line for the International Intraocular Implant Society. Dr. Donnenfeld is the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld and the editor in chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

He has written over 200 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and 30 book chapters and books. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals and has participated in over 60 FDA studies. He was a primary investigator of both the excimer laser and femtosecond laser for 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.

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Nicole Fram

Nicole Fram

October 1, 2020

Dr. Fram, Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Stein Eye Institute, received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

She completed her residency at Wills Eye Hospital, serving as Chief Resident. She followed with a fellowship in Cornea, Refractive and External Disease from UC San Francisco (UCSF) Francis I. Proctor Foundation. In her private practice, Dr. Fram focuses on premium cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, cornea and dry eye disease. As Clinical Instructor for the Stein Eye Institute, she is an attending surgeon for residents and fellows at the West L.A. Veteran’s Hospital.

Dr. Fram has authored a number of articles in peer review journals, textbook chapters, is a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals and is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Fram lectures internationally and teaches surgical techniques to colleagues, residents and fellows.

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Edward J. Holland

Edward J. Holland

October 1, 2020

Dr. Edward Holland is the Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He attended the Loyola-Medical School in Chicago and trained in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Iowa, and then a second fellowship in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute. Prior to his current position, Dr. Holland served as Director of the Cornea Service at the University of Minnesota and was promoted to the position of Professor and was granted the Lyon Chair in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Holland was a former member of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received both the Senior Achievement Award and Life Achievement Honor Award from the AAO.

He also served as the President of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and presently serves as the Program Chair. He received the ASCRS top award, the Binkhorst Medal, in 2008.

Dr. Holland has served as the Chair of the Eye Bank Association and was the former Chair of their Medical Advisory Board. He was a recipient of the 2002 Paton Society Award given by the EBAA. Dr. Holland is a past President of the Cornea Society and previously served on its Board of Directors for over 20 years. He was awarded the Castroviejo Award from the Cornea Society in 2013.

Dr. Holland has a national and international reputation for his knowledge and expertise in the field of cornea and external disease. He is frequently invited to attend lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Holland is the author of over 230 articles in peer review journals and has co-edited 4 editions of Cornea, the most widely read textbook on corneal disease and surgery.

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Terry Kim

Terry Kim

October 1, 2020

Dr. Kim, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center.

He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center, where he serves as principal and co-investigator on many research grants.

His academic accomplishments include more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. His clinical and research work has earned him honors and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), National Institutes of Health, Fight for Sight/Research to Prevent Blindness, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Alcon Laboratories and Allergan.

Terry serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Annual Program Committee of the AAO, and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Cornea Society. He also serves as Consultant to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA and consultant to numerous ophthalmic companies.

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Elizabeth Yeu

Elizabeth Yeu

October 1, 2020

Dr. Yeu earned her medical degree through an accelerated program at the University of Florida College of Medicine that combined undergraduate education and medical school. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Yeu continued to the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine to complete a Fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery, where she was an Assistant Professor after her fellowship training. Dr. Yeu joined Virginia Eye Consultants in 2013, and also continues her commitment to residency training in Ophthalmology as an Assistant professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Yeu provides guidance and governance across several national medical boards and committees, including an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, current Chair of the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and as a Communications Secretariat for the American Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr. Yeu has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer in the areas of refractive cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, ocular surface disease management and surgical management of astigmatism. She is the incoming editor-In-chief of U.S. Ophthalmic Review and serves as the medical editor of the digital journal, Millennial Eye. Dr. Yeu was awarded The Ophthalmologist’s global Top 40 Under 40 honors in 2015, and more recently recognized as Top 40 Under 40 through Virginia’s Inside Business Journal.

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Richard L. Lindstrom

Richard L. Lindstrom

October 1, 2020

Dr. Lindstrom is the founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Adjunct Clinic Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology and visiting professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.

Dr. Lindstrom is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lindstrom completed his doctorate degree in medicine in 1972. He has been awarded over 40 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of corneal preservation solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He has co-edited seven books, published over 350 peer reviewed journals and 60 book chapters.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished service by national and international ophthalmology associations, including the LANS, Barraquer and the first lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

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William F. Wiley

William F. Wiley

October 1, 2020

A board-certified ophthalmologist and cataract and laser-surgery specialist, Dr. Wiley has performed more than 50,000 cataract and refractive surgical procedures. He currently serves as medical director at the Cleveland Eye Clinic, and Clear Choice Custom LASIK Center. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University Hospitals/Case Western University.

Dr. Wiley received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed his residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He continued his education with a clinical externship at Harvard Medical School and has participated in several clinical education courses internationally, including studies in Hong Kong, India, and Moscow.

Dr. Wiley belongs to a number of professional societies including Vanguard Ophthalmology Society, CEDARS/ASPENS Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Society for Excellence In Eye Care.

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