Dr. John A. Sorenson, MD

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Dr. Sorenson is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He is a nationally recognized expert...Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cone Dystrophy
  • Cone Rod Dystrophy
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigmentary Retinopathy
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Santa Clara Vly Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif San Francisco

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Sorenson says...

Dr. Sorenson is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He is a nationally recognized expert in the care of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and in the surgical management of retinal detachments as well as macular hole and macular pucker surgery. He is on the surgical staff at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital.

He has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and has lectured at many scientific meetings throughout the world. He has participated in many of the teaching activities of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and in 1996, received its Honor Award for his services. He received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists in 2006.

His research interests primarily involve the diagnosis and treatment of age–related macular degeneration. He serves as a scientific reviewer for the major ophthalmology journals.