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Michael P. Ehrenhaus, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Director, Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery

Tel: (718) 270-1714


Background and Expertise

Dr. Ehrenhaus, known to all as "Dr. Mike", has trained with some of the world's leading ophthalmologists. He comes to us from the sunny beaches of southern California where he recently enjoyed an extensive fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of California San Diego Shiley Eye Center. Dr. Ehrenhaus has extensive experience in micro-incisional cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery, and all areas of refractive surgery. He is one of only a few surgeons in the region trained to perform bladeless IntraLasik surgery, Intacs segments insertion, advanced corneallamellar surgeries, Alphacor synthetic corneal transplantation, as well as traumatic anterior segment reconstruction. He currently sees patients, operates and teaches residents and medical students at the Long Island College Hospital Eye Center, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and at the Kings County Hospital Center.

Research Interests

I am intrigued by new anterior lamellar keratoplasty techniques and plan on investigating the biomechanics and wound healing properties of lamellar corneal surgery. This would include developing an animal model to test intrastromal lenticules, creating new additive inlay and onlay corneal procedures, and using the Intralase laser technology to design new methods of treatment. I would like to better understand corneal wound healing in order to improve lamellar surgical wound clarity to facilitate more rapid wound healing and improved visual recovery.


Undergraduate: City University of New York, Queens College

Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Residency: Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York

Fellowship: University of California, San Diego, Shiley Eye Center

Selected Publications
  • Donnenfeld ED, Solomon K, Perry H, Ehrenhaus M, Doshi S. The Effect of Hinge Position on Corneal Sensation and Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms. Ophthalmology 2003; 110(5): 1023-1030
  • Ehrenhaus M, D'Arienzo P. Improved Technique For Temporary Tarsorrhaphy with a New Cyanoacrylate Gel. Archives of Ophthalmology 2003; 121: 1336-1337
  • Ehrenhaus MP, Najac R, Weissman L, Grasso C. Traumatic Tattooing of the Ocular Surface and Skin. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2003; 29(9): 1845-1846

For a complete publication list: Curriculum vitae »