Panel of Physicians

The views expressed in this supplement represent the professional experience of the physicians.

Jeffrey S. Heier, MD, (moderator) is a vitreoretinal specialist with Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and co-director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship at OCB/Tufts Medical School. He is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts Medical School and a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Heier can be reached at or (617) 314-2611.
Derek Y. Kunimoto, MD, JD, is a vitreoretinal specialist with Retinal Consultants of Arizona. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and two major ophthalmology textbooks, The Wills Eye Video Atlas of Ocular Surgery, and the 4th edition of The Wills Eye Manual. Dr. Kunimoto can be reached at or (602) 222-2221.
Andrew N. Antoszyk, MD, is a vitreoretinal specialist with Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in North Carolina. He is an assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and an assistant consulting professor at the Duke University Eye Center. He is also an active member of the teaching staff at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Antoszyk can be reached at or (704) 295-3180.
Asheesh Tewari, MD, is a vitreoretinal surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University Medical School and the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit. He plays an active role in the teaching of ophthalmology residents and retinal surgery fellows. Dr. Tewari can be reached at or (313) 993-0871.
Kevin J. Blinder, MD, is a clinical professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine and a partner of the Barnes Retina Institute in St. Louis. Dr. Blinder can be reached at or (314) 367-1181.
Kenneth J. Wald, MD, is a vitreoretinal specialist and lead researcher with Retina Associates of New York. He is also a clinical associate professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Wald can be reached at (212) 263-6436 or

Cataract image courtesy of National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health; Retinal detachment image courtesy of Retina Institute of Hawai'i; Michael Bennett, MD, and RIH Photography department