Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor, Genetics, Einstein
Eye diseaseDry eyeStem cell research
Stem cell treatmentCorneal restorationLaser surgery
Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher and one of the youngest ophthalmology chairs in the country. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery. Dr. Chuck has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” discussing the increased rate of nearsightedness in the United States.
His expertise includes corneal replacement and stem cell surgery. A basic scientist as well as a clinical researcher, Dr. Chuck has helped develop a unique model of dry eye using Botox that allows for testing of preclinical therapies. He has served as principal investigator on five FDA studies of vision correction, authored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters, and holds seven United States patents. Dr. Chuck also serves on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Chuck is also professor of genetics at Einstein and the Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology at Montefiore.
Corneal disorders, Glaucoma, Refractive surgery