- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Ophthalmology
- Joseph Benevento, MD, is a Board-Certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina and vitreous. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Icahn School of Medicine and a full time faculty member at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he teaches residents and fellows studying vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. His clinical interests include age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, surgical diseases of the macula, retinal vascular disease, ocular trauma, and other disorders of the retina.
Dr. Benevento and his staff utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic testing such as ocular coherence tomography, retinal angiography, and ultrasonography conveniently located in the office. He performs the full range of retinal procedures in office and hospital settings including scleral buckle, small incision sutureless vitrectomy, laser treatments and intraocular injections.
A graduate of Yale University and New York Medical College, Dr. Benevento completed his residency in Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Chicago. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings. He has participated in numerous clinical trials. He previously practiced in Connecticut and was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at Yale University.
New York Super Doctors 2015
New York Rising Stars 2014
New York Rising Stars 2013
Scott IU, Ip MS, VanVeldhuisen PC, Oden NL, Blodi BA, Fisher M, Chan CK, Gonzalez VH, Singerman LJ, Tolentino M. A randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of intravitreal triamcinolone with standard care to treat vision loss associated with macular Edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion: the Standard Care vs Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) study report 6. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2009 Sep; 127(9).
Benevento JD, Ponce EA, Dayan AR. Injection of an intraocular lens in an eye without capsular support. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery 2007 Jan; 33(1).
Scott IU, Oden NL, VanVeldhuisen PC, Ip MS, Blodi BA, Antoszyk AN. SCORE Study Report 7: incidence of intravitreal silicone oil droplets associated with staked-on vs luer cone syringe design. American journal of ophthalmology 2009 Nov; 148(5).
Benevento JD, Jager RD, Noble AG, Latkany P, Mieler WF, Sautter M, Meyers S, Mets M, Grassi MA, Rabiah P, Boyer K, Swisher C, McLeod R. Toxoplasmosis-associated neovascular lesions treated successfully with ranibizumab and antiparasitic therapy. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2008 Aug; 126(8).
Alexandrou TJ, Hariprasad SM, Benevento J, Rubin MP, Saidel M, Ksiazek S, Thompson K, Boonlayangoor S, Mieler WF. Reduction of preoperative conjunctival bacterial flora with the use of mupirocin nasal ointment. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society 2006; 104.
Ip MS, Scott IU, VanVeldhuisen PC, Oden NL, Blodi BA, Fisher M, Singerman LJ, Tolentino M, Chan CK, Gonzalez VH. A randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of intravitreal triamcinolone with observation to treat vision loss associated with macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion: the Standard Care vs Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) study report 5. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2009 Sep; 127(9).
Linsenmeyer TA, Horton J, Benevento J. Impact of alpha1-blockers in men with spinal cord injury and upper tract stasis. The journal of spinal cord medicine 2002; 25(2).
Benevento J, Song J, Tongbai R. Intravenous catheter-assisted scleral fixation of an intraocular lens in eyes without adequate capsular support. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina 2015 Apr; 46(4).
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