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Ronald E Carr, M.D.Professor;
Department of Ophthalmology (Resident Train )
Clinical Addresses530 FIRST AVENUE, HCC 3B
SCHWARTZ EAST ELEVATORS
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8 - 4; Tue. 8 - 12; Wed. 8 - 3
Medical ExpertiseElectrophysiology, Diabetic Retinopathy, General Ophthalmology, Macular Degeneration, Medical Retina
InsuranceCigna HMO/POS, Cigna PPO, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER
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Board Certification1964 — Ab Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
Education1954-1958 — Johns Hopkins University, Medical Education
1958-1959 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Internship
1959-1962 — NYU Medical Center (Ophthalmology), Residency Training
1962-1963 — NYU Medical Center (Retinal Diseases), Clinical Fellowships
1963-1965 — National Institute of Health (Retinal Diseases), Clinical Fellowships
Research SummaryWe combine clinical research in hereditary diseases of the retina and basic studies on how the retina operates. Over several years, we have amassed a patient group with a large number of hereditary retinal degenerations with major emphasis on retinitis pigmentosa and allied disorders and hereditary macular degenerations. To diagnose and categorize these various disorders, we draw from a wide range of psychophysical and electrophysiologic tests of retinal function, including dark adaptation, retinal sensitivity profiles, full-field and focal electroretinography, electro-oculography, and visually evoked responses. We are also involved with a group of molecular geneticists who have a strong interest in gene localization studies in patients with autosomal dominant and x-linked recessive retinal disorders.
At a more basic level, we assess in humans all three cone systems both psychophysically and electrophysiologically. Using normal values, we are beginning to understand the initial pathologic abnormalities in certain photoreceptor diseases and more accurately follow their pathologic sequences.