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Rony Gelman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Gelman is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases.  After completing his ophthalmology residency and a medical retina fellowship in inherited retinal degenerations through a Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical/Research Fellowship Career Development Award, both at the Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University, Dr. Gelman completed further medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship training at the University of Southern California.

He specializes in the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), inherited retinal degenerations and dystrophies, diabetic retinopathy, vascular diseases of the retina, and retinal detachments.

Research Interests

Hereditary retinal degenerations, retinal imaging, biomedical informatics, telemedicine, retinopathy of prematurity.

  • MD: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Columbia University, Harkness Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California
Selected Publications
  • Gelman R, Greenberg JP, Duncker T, Yannuzzi LA, Tsang SH.  Hyperautofluorescent macular ring in a series of Enhanced S-cone patients.  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. In press.
  • Gelman R, Kiss S, Tsang SH. Multimodal imaging in a case of deferoxamine induced maculopathy.  Retin Cases Brief Rep. Fall 2014.
  • Gelman R, Whitman MC, Horowitz J. Retinal vasculature remodeling in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus vaso-occlusive retinopathy. Retin Cases Brief Rep. Winter 2013 8:77-82.
  • Gelman R, DiMango EA, Schiff WM. Sequential bilateral central retinal vein occlusions in a cystic fibrosis patient with hyperhomocysteinemia and hypergamma-globulinemia. Retin Cases Brief Rep. Fall 2013 7:362-67.
  • Gelman R, Chen R, Blonska A, Barile G, Sparrow JR. Fundus autofluorescence imaging in a patient with rapidly developing scotoma.  Retin Cases Brief Rep. Fall 2012 6:345-48.
  • Hoang QV, Tsuang AJ, Gelman R, Mendonca LS, Della Torre KE, Jung JJ, Freund KB. Clinical predictors of sustained intraocular pressure elevation due to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Retina. 2013 33(1):179-87.
  • Rao R, Jonsson NJ, Ventura C, Gelman R, Lindquist M, Casper DS, Chiang MF. Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity: diagnostic impact of field of view. Retina. 2012 32(6):1148-55.
  • Myung JS, Gelman R, Aaker GD, Radcliffe NM, Chan RV, Chiang MF. Evaluation of vascular disease progression in retinopathy using static and dynamic retinal images. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;153(3):544-551.
  • Gelman SK, Gelman R, Callahan AB, Martinez-Perez ME, Casper DS, Flynn JT, Chiang MF.  Plus disease in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP): Quantitative analysis of standard published photograph. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep;128(9):1217-20.
  • Chiang MF, Gelman R, Martinez-Perez ME, Du YE, Casper DS, Currie LM, Shah PD, Starren J, Flynn JT.  Image analysis for retinopathy of prematurity diagnosis. J AAPOS. 2009 Oct;13(5):438-45.
  • Chiang MF, Gelman R, Williams SL, Lee J, Casper DS, Martinez-Perez ME, Flynn JT.  Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity: Development of composite images by quantification of expert opinion.  Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep;49(9):4064-70. Epub 2008 Apr 11.
  • Chiang MF, Gelman R, Jiang L, Du YE, Martinez-Perez ME, Flynn JT.  Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity: an analysis of diagnostic performance.  Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2007;105:73-84.
  • Gelman R, Jiang L, Du YE, Martinez-Perez ME, Flynn JT, Chiang MF.  Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity: Pilot study of computer-based and expert diagnosis.  J AAPOS. 2007 Dec;11(6):532-40.
  • Koreen S, Gelman R, Martinez-Perez ME, Jiang L, Berrocal AM, Hess DJ, Flynn JT, Chiang MF.  Evaluation of a computer-based system for plus disease diagnosis in retinopathy of prematurity.  Ophthalmology. 2007 Dec;114(12):e59-67.
  • Chiang MF, Jiang L, Gelman R, Du YE, Flynn JT. Inter-expert agreement of plus disease diagnosis in retinopathy of prematurity.  Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul;125(7):875-80.
  • Gelman R, Martinez-Perez ME, Vanderveen DK, Moskowitz A, Fulton AB. Diagnosis of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity using Retinal Image multiScale Analysis.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Dec;46(12):4734-8.
  • Cantor MN, Sarkar IN, Gelman R, Hartel F, Bodenreider O, Lussier YA. An evaluation of matching biomedical terminologies: mapping the gene ontology to the UMLS. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003;95:62-7.
  • Sarkar IN, Cantor MN, Gelman R, Hartel F, Lussier YA. Linking biomedical language information and knowledge resources: GO and UMLS. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2003:439-50.

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