Ophthalmologist Aaron Parnes, MD

Aaron Parnes, MD

Retinal Detachment and Retina Specialist

“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

Ophthalmology Specializations

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