Ophthalmologist Aaron Parnes, MD

Aaron Parnes, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Macular Hole, Macular Pucker

“My first exposure to ophthalmology was at the end of my second year in medical school during a day devoted to a variety of specialties.  Only a small portion of time in medical school is spent learning ocular anatomy and disease, but that introduction was enough for my interest to be piqued. I am certainly glad I chose to pursue ophthalmology, considering that it has become, as it has for many physicians in the field, more than just a career for me.  The field marries the rewarding opportunity to restore sight and create lasting relationships with patients with the challenge of performing delicate microsurgery utilizing cutting-edge technology.”


  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists


  • Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Yale Eye Center of Yale University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor: Yale Eye Center of Yale University School of Medicine

Clinical Investigator

  • Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) investigating diet, nutrition and vitamins and their effect on Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Use of Eylea® injections for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).


  • Hiker
  • Runner
  • Outdoor enthusiast