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Paul Finger

Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology

Education

1983-1986 — Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Residency Training

Research Interests

Dr. Finger has a particular interest in ophthalmic radiation therapy. As Chair of the Guideline Task Force for Plaque Radiation Therapy for choroidal melanoma and retinoblastoma of the American Brachytherapy Society as well as the clinical director of the TG-129 for the American Brachytherapy Society, Dr. Finger has continued to work on making plaque irradiation safer and more effective. He has pioneered the use of palladium-103 plaque radiation and 3D ultrasound plaque localization as well as both laser photocoagulation and anti-VEGF therapy for radiation retinopathy (and optic neuropathy).

Research Keywords

radiation, ultrasound imaging, anti-VEGF therapy, small incision biopsy

Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy for macular radiation retinopathy: a 10-year study
Finger, Paul T; Chin, Kimberly J; Semenova, Ekaterina A. Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy for macular radiation retinopathy: a 10-year study. European journal of ophthalmology. 2016 Jan -0;26(1):60-66 (1786722)

Conjunctival Lymphoma-An International Multicenter Retrospective Study
Kirkegaard, Marina M; Rasmussen, Peter K; Coupland, Sarah E; Esmaeli, Bita; Finger, Paul T; Graue, Gerardo F; Grossniklaus, Hans E; Honavar, Santosh G; Khong, Jwu J; McKelvie, Penny A; Mulay, Kaustubh; Prause, Jan U; Ralfkiaer, Elisabeth; Sjo, Lene D; Toft, Peter B; Vemuganti, Geeta K; Thuro, Bradley A; Curtin, Jeremy; Heegaard, Steffen. Conjunctival Lymphoma-An International Multicenter Retrospective Study. JAMA ophthalmology. 2016 Apr 1;134(4):406-414 (2045432)

INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BREAST CANCER IRIS METASTASIS
Seidman, Carly J; Finger, Paul T; Silverman, Joshua S; Oratz, Ruth. INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BREAST CANCER IRIS METASTASIS. Retinal cases & brief reports. 2016 Feb 9;:?-? (2044842)

Regression of macular drusenoid retinal pigment epithelial detachments after plaque radiation therapy
Finger, Paul T; Simhaee, Daniel; Semenova, Ekaterina. Regression of macular drusenoid retinal pigment epithelial detachments after plaque radiation therapy. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina. 2015 Jan ;46(1):84-86 (1428812)

Angled transscleral intravitreal injection: a crossover study
Mehta, Mitul C; Finger, Paul T. Angled transscleral intravitreal injection: a crossover study. European journal of ophthalmology. 2015 Mar -0;25(2):173-176 (1348812)