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Jeffrey Freedman, MB BCh, PhD, FRCSE, FCS(SA)

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology


Background and Expertise

Dr. Freedman is an expert in glaucoma and corneal disease. He has played an important role in the Ophthalmology Department as a former director of the glaucoma subspecialty program. He continues to teach at University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Freedman helped pioneer the use of implantable devices for the treatment of glaucoma, and this remains a primary focus of his clinical practice and research. His current research projects include studies to identify the most effective anti-fibrosis medications to improve outcomes following glaucoma surgery, as well as work attempting to define factors contributing to the development of glaucoma in individuals who have undergone corneal transplantation.

  • 69 publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Article cover subjects including, Uveitis, cornea, medicine and glaucoma
Society Memberships
  • ARVO since 1990
  • American Glaucoma Society 1989, now Emeritus Member
  • American Academy Ophthalmology since 1976

Medical School: MB BCh, University of Witwatersrand South Africa 1964
PhD University Witwatersrand, 1975

Residency: Ophthalmology – Johannesburg General Hospital South Africa 1967-70

Fellowship: Fellowship – SUNY Downstate 1970