"Autoimmune Disease and the Dry Eye"
James Aquavella, MD
Patient Education Forum
About Dr. Aquavella:
Dr. Aquavella received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Naples. He has been a member of the health team at the Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University and the Schepens Institute in Boston. Dr. Aquavella was the first fellowship trained corneal surgeon in the United States. He is a founder and past president of the Cornea Society, a Director of the Eye Bank Association of America, and served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and Tissue Banks International. As past president of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology, he is well known for his work in the development of the therapeutic contact lens and the collagen shield. As a specialist in cornea and external diseases, he continues to be a leader in the area of cornea and anterior segment conditions of the eye. He established Rochester’s cornea fellowship program and has trained over 50 clinical cornea specialists and a similar number
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