Lawrence Yannuzzi

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Lawrence Yannuzzi is an American physician, ophthalmologist, and vitreo-retinal surgeon who is noted as an internationally recognized [1] retinal specialist.

Early career and family[edit]

Yannuzzi graduated from Harvard College. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine where he received an M.D. degree in 1964. He did a residency in ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital from 1965 to 1968. He was board certified in ophthalmology in 1971.[2]

He is married and has two sons and a daughter, who is a psychiatrist.[3]


He is a professor of clinical ophthalmology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, vice–chairman and director of The Retinal Research Center of the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and founder and president of The Macula Foundation. [4]

Yannuzzi has published more than 550 scientific papers and 12 textbooks, with particular concentration in diseases of the macula such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.[5]

He is on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse International, a non-profit organization that does work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research, prevention and advocacy.[1]

Yannuzzi is a pioneer in angiography.[6] He and his colleagues are credited as describing and coining the term "idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy", a particular type of hemorrhagic maculopathy. [7]

Lifetime achievement award[edit]

He is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [4]

Yannuzzi practices in New York City.

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