Dr Eric Donnenfeld

About Eric Donnefeld

Dr Eric Donnefeld is an internationally recognised expert and pioneer in refractive, cornea and cataract surgery and one of the leading refractive and cataract surgeons in the United States.

Currently, Dr Donnenfeld is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He is also the founding partner of one of the largest practices in the United States.

Dr. Donnenfeld is the Editor-in-Chief of EyeWorld and Editor-in-Chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery today. He has written over 215 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, 60 book chapters and 3 books. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals and has participated in over 60 FDA trials.

Dr. Donnenfeld was named America’s Best Eye Doctor in 2021 and 2022 by Newsweek. Ophthalmology Management Named him one of the top 25 innovators in ophthalmology  over the past 25 years, and The Ophthalmologist named him one of the 50 most influential people on ophthalmology in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

He 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.

Dr Donnenfeld served as president of ASCRS, the Nassau Surgical Society, the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and is the President of the International Intraocular Implant Society.

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
  • Nassau County Medical Society
  • Nassau Surgical Society
  • Long Island Ophthalmological Society
  • Cornea Society
  • Contact Lens Association of America
  • New York Medical Society
  • Nassau Academy of Medicine
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
  • American College of Surgeons
  • The International Intraocular Implant Club
  • South American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery