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Aaron J. Parnes, M.D.

Aaron J. Parnes, M.D.

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Retina Specialist Portland, Maine

Dr. Parnes is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon specializing in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Macular Holes and Macular Pucker. Dr. Parnes is a graduate of Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. Following a residency in ophthalmology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at the Yale Eye Center of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT., where he holds the academic title of Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology. Dr. Parnes serves as a clinical investigator for the Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) investigating diet, nutrition and vitamins and their effect on Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as well as being a clinical investigator for the use of Eylea® injections for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Parnes enjoys hiking, running and the outdoors.

Dr. Parnes comments on becoming an ophthalmologist:

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.

To reach a staff member in Dr. Parnes' office, please call 207-791-8297.

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