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Dr. Punjabi's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Punjabi "Omar Punjabi, MD is a retina specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates (CEENTA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship training in retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery at the prestigious Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Punjabi has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented numerous scientific abstracts and text-book chapters. During fellowship he received the Best Fellow Teacher of the Year award, and was the recipient of the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He has won several academic awards and scholarships during his residency training at Northwestern University and during medical school. Prior to his residency training, he spent a year as a research fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and worked on the development of the spectral domain OCT. He has received several research awards including the Beem-Fisher Award in 2010, the Research Award from Northwestern University in 2010 and the National Eye Institute travel grant in 2006. Dr. Punjabi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society of Heed Fellows. His areas of interest include medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy and ocular trauma. Specialties: Retina and Vitreous, Ophthalmology Office contact information for appointments (accepting new patients in all locations): South Park Office:6035 Fairview RoadCharlotte, NC 28210 704.295.3000 Matthews Office:1401 Matthews Township PkwyMatthews, NC 28105704.295.3550 Concord Office:645 Amalia St NEConcord, NC 28025704.295.3255 Statesville Office:646 Hartness RoadStatesville, NC 28677704.872.4108 "
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Repair of Retinal Detachment
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Retinal Laser Surgery
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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D.G. Ruparel College
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Medical School | Graduated 2005
University Of Miami
Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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