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Robert E. Parnes, M.D. | Board Certified Vitreoretinal Surgeon

 

 

Dr. Parnes is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous.  A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Parnes attended college at the University of Pennsylvania.  He later earned his medical degree and pursued his residency in Ophthalmology at Penn State University where he received the Sy Berman Scholarship in Ophthalmology and was honored to be chosen as Chief Resident. Dr. Parnes pursued his fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Retina Associates of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Dr. Parnes has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbook chapters pertaining to Ophthalmology and retinal disease.  He has participated in clinical research trials that have led to advancements in the current treatment of retinal disorders.  Dr. Parnes sees patients with a wide variety of posterior segment diseases. His special interests include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tear and detachment and microsurgical procedures including macular pucker and hole. Dr. Parnes is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Maryland Eye Physician Society. 

Adam T. Gerstenblith, M.D. | Board Certified Vitreoretinal Surgeon

 

Dr. Gerstenblith is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous. Dr. Gerstenblith attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and then returned to his native Maryland for medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He continued at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a year of internal medicine on the Osler Housestaff service.  Dr. Gerstenblith then returned to Pennsylvania to complete his residency at the Wills Eye Hospital, the oldest eye hospital in the United States and consistently ranked in the top 3 training programs in the country.  He was honored to be chosen as Chief Resident in his final year as well as serve as the senior co-editor of the Wills Eye Manual, one of the most widely published books in all of ophthalmology. He continued at Wills Eye for his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery, completing over 1000 retinal surgeries during this time.  

 

Dr. Gerstenblith has authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers, review articles and textbook chapters as well as presented his research at multiple scientific conferences. He has been the lead investigator and participated in dozens of clinical trials in the field of retinal disease.  Dr. Gerstenblith cares for patients with all manners of retinal disease but has particular interest in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachment, vitreoretinal surgical instrumentation, and clinical research.  Dr. Gerstenblith is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. 

 

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