Asher Weiner MD

Asher Weiner

Asher Weiner
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Ophthalmology

Contact Information
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716-881-7900
asherwei@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Dr. Weiner specializes in glaucoma and cataract consultation, laser and surgical therapy. He completed his residency at the Hebrew University and Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, and in Cleveland OH, and clinical fellowships at the Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Weiner has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and currently focuses on surgical technique modifications in glaucoma surgery especially in glaucoma tube shunt implantation on which he gave an invited talk at the American Glaucoma Society 2017 Annual Meeting. He has lectured and performed surgeries internationally.

Education and Training:

  • MD, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School (1985)
  • BS, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School (1981)

Employment:

  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Ross Eye Institute UB/MD (2017-present)
  • Glaucoma and cataract consultation, laser and surgery, Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (2011–2017)
  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Eye Research Institute, Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital, Oakland University (2003–2011)
  • Glaucoma Attending and Surgeon, Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital (2002–2010)
  • Glaucoma consultations, lasers and surgery, Associated Vision Consultants (2001–2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Local Director, Ophthalmology, Long Island College Hospital, SUNY Downstate, SUNY Downstate (2000–2001)
  • Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship, Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital (1999–2000)
  • Ophthalmology Resident, Ophthalmology, St. Luke’s Medical Center (1996–1999)
  • On Staff, Director ERG Diagnostic Services, Ophthalmology, St. Luke’s Medical Center (1995–1996)
  • Intern, Henry Ford Hospital (1994–1995)
  • Private Practice, Jerusalem, Israel, Ophthalmology, Israel (1993–1994)
  • Director, ERG and Retinal Degenerations Service, ERG and Retinal Degenerations Service, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Israel (1992–1994)
  • Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Israel (1992–1993)
  • Ophthalmology Resident, Ophthalmology, Hebrew University Medical School, Israel (1986–1992)
  • Clinical Fellowship Retinal Degenerations, ERG, The Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations, and the Electroretinography Service, Harvard Medical School (1989–1991)
  • Intern, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel (1985–1986)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Named in the Guide to America’s top ophthalmologists for 2004-2005 (Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery Section) by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. (2004)
  • First prize-research project contest (1997)
  • Honorary mention-research project contest (1997)
  • Honorary mention; “Foveal ERG in diabetic macular edema” research project contest (1996)
  • The Henry Weiller’s scholarship, Israel (1990)
  • The Henry Weiller’s scholarship, Israel (1989)
  • Scholarship, American Physicians Fellowship, Inc (1989)

Research Expertise:

  • Glaucoma surgery: Dr. Weiner specializes in glaucoma (and cataract) consultation, laser and surgical therapy. He thus routinely develops opportunities to perform clinical research particularly in glaucoma surgery and has published multiple peer-reviewed papers on this subject. Dr. Weiner particularly focuses on surgical technique modifications in glaucoma tube shunt implantation in an effort to prevent consequent corneal failure and thereby increase the safety of this major glaucoma surgery. He was recently invited to give a talk at the American Glaucoma Society 2017 Annual Meeting documenting his efforts on this subject. Dr. Weiner also specializes in MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery), giving him opportunities to evaluate and compare the different MIGS available in terms of efficacy and safety. Again, he has published on this subject, and is now designing prospective clinical comparisons of various MIGS.

Journal Articles:

  • Weiner AJ, Weiner Y, Severson ML, Weiner A. Clinical experience with urgent tube shunt implantation through the ciliary sulcus in phakic eyes. Int Ophthalmol. 2018.
  • Weiner Y, Severson LM, Weiner A. Intraocular pressure 3 to 4 hours and 20 hours after cataract surgery with and without ab interno trabeculectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015; 41.
  • Weiner Y, Faridi O, Weiner A. Clinical experience with sulcus-implanted Baerveldt glaucoma tube shunts fully concealed behind the iris in undilated pseudophakic eyes. J Glaucoma. 2013; 22.
  • Weiner A, Cohn AD, Balasubramaniam M, Weiner AJ. Glaucoma tube shunt implantation through the ciliary sulcus in pseudophakic eyes with high risk of corneal decompensation. J Glaucoma. 2010; 19.
  • Weiner A. Potential Acuity Meter testing in suspected factitious non-asymmetric central visual loss. Ann Ophthalmol and Glaucoma. 1998; 30.
  • Sandberg MA, Weiner A, Miller S, Gaudio AR. High-risk characteristics of fellow eyes of patients with unilateral neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 1998; 105.
  • Weiner A, Schmidt ME, Patel S, Gussler CH, Remler, BF, Kaufman SR, Kohn HD, Weidenthal DT. Foveal outer retinal function in eyes with unexplained visual symptoms or acuity loss. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998; 116.
  • Weiner A, Ripkin DJ, Patel S, Kaufman SR, Kohn HD, Weidenthal DT. Foveal dysfunction and central visual field loss in glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998; 116.
  • Weiner A, Christopoulos VA, Gussler CH, Adams DH, Kaufman SR, Kohn HD, Weidenthal DT. Foveal cone function in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1997; 38.
  • Sandberg MA, Gaudio AR, Miller S, Weiner A. Iris pigmentation and extent of disease in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1994; 35.
  • Weiner A, BenEzra D. Clinical patterns and associated conditions in chronic uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 1991; 112.
  • Weiner A, Sandberg MA. Normal change in the foveal cone ERG with increasing duration of light exposure. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1991; 32.
  • Weiner A, Kini MM, Gaudio AR, Sandberg MA, Berson EL. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1991; 112.
  • Pe’er J, Weiner A, Vidaurri L. Clinicopathologic report of spontaneous expulsive hemorrhage. Ann Ophthalmol. 1987; 19.
  • Berman ER, Segal N, Rothman H, Weiner A. Retinal ester hydrolase of bovine retina and pigment epithelium: comparisons to the rat liver enzyme. Cur Eye Res. 1985; 4.
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2001–present)
  • American Glaucoma Society (2001–present)
  • Michigan Ophthalmological Society (2001–present)
  • International Society of Spaeth Glaucoma Fellows (2001–present)
  • New York Ophthalmological Society (2000–present)
  • Israel Society for Eye & Vision Research (1991–present)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (1989–present)
  • Israel Medical Society
  • Israel Ophthalmological Society

Presentations:

  • "Trabectome- the Gold Standard MIGS" Ophthalmology Annual Conference, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Surgical techniques: Trabeculectomy, and complex uveitic cataract surgery" Lecture to Ross Eye Institute residents, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Unilateral/asymmetrical glaucoma; the effect of low nocturnal blood pressure and side-sleeping on glaucoma" Glaucoma Grand Rounds, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Invited speaker: Glaucoma- a Surgical Disease" Buffalo Optometric Society meeting, Buffalo Optometric Society (2018)
  • "Tube Shunts and their Post-op Management" Lecture to Ross Eye Institute residents, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Medical treatment for Glaucoma" Lecture to Ross Eye Institute residents, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Determining optic nerve Cup to Disc Ratio" Lecture to Ross Eye Institute residents, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Intra-cranial pressure and glaucoma, and complex surgical cases" Glaucoma Grand Rounds, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Sulcus Tube shunts implantation in pseudophakic and phakic eyes" Buffalo Glaucoma Symposium, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Invited Speaker: Glaucoma- a surgical disease" Ross Eye Institute Faculty, Grand Round, Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Invited Presentation: My surgical developments in tube shunt implantation to help preserve the long-term health of the corneal endothelium post tube shunt implantation" American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, American Glaucoma Society, My favorite surgical procedure (2017)
  • "Invited Presentation: Glaucoma- a surgical disease" Optometric Society, Capital Region, NY, Optometric Society (2017)
  • "Invited Presentation: Intraocular pressure 3 to 4 hours and 20 hours after cataract surgery with and without ab interno trabeculectomy" The Trabectome Conference II, Asaf-Harofe Hospital, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Department of Ophthalmology, Asaf-Harofe Hospital, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2016)
  • "Invited Presentation: Glaucoma- a surgical disease" Invited guest speaker, Department of Ophthalmology, Hebrew University and HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Hebrew University and HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Department of Ophthalmology (2015)
  • "Invited Presentation: Glaucoma- why surgery first?" Invited guest speaker, Department of Ophthalmology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa University, Department of Ophthalmology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa University (2015)
  • "Invited Presentation: Glaucoma- surgery first; the Trabectome" Trabectome Conference, Israel, Israel Glaucoma Society (2014)
  • "Lectures and glaucoma clinical training to residents in Ophthalmology" Lectures and glaucoma clinical training to residents in Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, William Beaumont Hospital (2011)
  • "Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology" Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate, NY, SUNY DOWNSTATE (2002)
  • "Ground Rounds, SUNY Downstate, Long Island College Hospital" Ground Rounds (multiple), SUNY DOWNSTATE (2001)
  • "Heidelberg Retinal Tomography vs. the Spaeth glaucoma staging system in the diagnosis of glaucoma" Wills Eye Hospital Research Conference, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University (2000)
  • "Heidelberg Retinal Tomography vs. the Spaeth glaucoma staging system in the diagnosis of glaucoma" Wills Eye Hospital Research Conference, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University (2000)
  • "Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology" Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Wills Eye Hospital (2000)
  • "Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology" Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology, ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL, Cleveland, OH, ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL (1999)
  • "Foveal outer retinal dysfunction: an independent cause of central visual loss in normal-tension glaucoma" American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Glaucoma (1998)
  • "Further studies of foveal outer retinal function in normal-pressure glaucoma (NPG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)" Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Glaucoma (1998)
  • "Foveal outer retinal function and central visual field loss in normal-tension glaucoma" 2nd International Glaucoma Symposium, Jerusalem, Israel, Israel Glaucoma Society (1998)
  • "Lightning retinopathy" Cleveland Ophthalmological Society Meeting, Cleveland Ophthalmological Society (1997)
  • "Foveal outer retinal dysfunction: an independent cause of central visual loss in normal-tension glaucoma" Research project contest, St. Luke’s Medical Center (1997)
  • "Occult foveal cone dysfunction: a frequent cause of unexplained central visual loss or Symptoms" Research project contest, St. Luke’s Medical Center (1997)
  • "Occult foveal cone dysfunction; A frequent cause of unexplained central visual loss or symptoms" Cleveland Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland Ophthalmological Society (1997)
  • "Modern Electro-psychophysical Assessment of the Retina" Foveal ERG and Related Modern Electro-psychophysical Assessment of the Retina; How Can They Help Us?, ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL (1996)
  • "Child of parents with Usher’s Syndrome" Cleveland Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland Ophthalmological Society (1996)
  • "Foveal cone Dysfunction syndrome; Diagnosis by foveal ERG" Cleveland Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland Ophthalmological Society (1996)
  • "Lectures to medical students, Hebrew University Medical School" Lectures to medical students, Hebrew University Medical School and Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, Hebrew University Medical School and Hadassah University Hospital (1993)
  • "Lectures to medical students, Hebrew University Medical School" Lectures to medical students, Hebrew University Medical School and Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, Hebrew University Medical School and Hadassah University Hospital (1993)
  • "Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology" Lectures to residents in Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (1993)
  • "Lectures to staff at the Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations" Lectures to staff at the Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1991)
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Service Activities:

  • Community service to prevent the closure of Kadimah Academy, Buffalo, NY; Multiple fund-raising and student-education activities to prevent the closure of Kadimah Academy- the only Hebrew day-school in Buffalo, NY, 2018.; Contributor (2018)
  • Member- Ophthalmology departmental scientific pre-review for IRB studies; Responsible for "pre-reviewing” Ross Eye Institute proposed clinical studies for scientific merit before the study protocols go to the UB IRB process.; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Reviewer: Seminars In Ophthalmology; Reviewer (2018–present)
  • Editorial Board member: Annals of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Editorial Board Member (2017–present)
  • Reviewer: International Ophthalmology (Springer); Reviewer (2017–present)
  • The Trabectome Conference II, Asaf-Harofe Hospital, Israel; Organizing the 2nd conference to educate Israeli glaucoma surgeons about, and how to perform MIGS (Trabectome); Coordinator (2016)
  • The Trabectome Conference I, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Organizing the 1st conference to educate Israeli glaucoma surgeons about, and how to perform MIGS (Trabectome); Coordinator (2014)
  • American Glaucoma Society; member- patient care committee, practice management subcommittee; American Glaucoma Society; member- patient care committee, practice management subcommittee; Committee Member (2014–2018)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Glaucoma; Reviewer (2012–present)
  • Glaucoma screenings at Community Health Centers; Organizing multiple Glaucoma screening events at Community Health Centers, and arranging donations from medical device companies to loan visual field machines and fundus cameras for the screenings. Southfield, MI.; Coordinator (2003–2009)
  • Conference Oragnization, SUNY Downstate, Long Island College Hospital; Ground Rounds, SUNY Downstate, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Director (2000–2002)
  • Conference Oraganization Modern Electro-psychophysical Assessment of the Retina; St. Luke’s Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Foveal ERG and Related Modern Electro-psychophysical Assessment of the Retina; How Can They Help Us? Guest Speaker: Michael A. Sandberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA; Director (1996)

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Contact Information

1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716-881-7900
asherwei@buffalo.edu