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Omar Punjabi, MD

Omar Punjabi, MD is a retina specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates (CEENTA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship training in retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery at the prestigious Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Punjabi has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented numerous scientific abstracts and text-book chapters. During fellowship he received the Best Fellow Teacher of the Year award, and was the recipient of the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He has won several academic awards and scholarships during his residency training at Northwestern University and during medical school. Prior to his residency training, he spent a year as a research fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and worked on the development of the spectral domain OCT. He has received several research awards including the Beem-Fisher Award in 2010, the Research Award from Northwestern University in 2010 and the National Eye Institute travel grant in 2006. Dr. Punjabi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society of Heed Fellows. His areas of interest include medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy and ocular trauma.
Diabetic Retinopathy - New Treatment Options
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of permanent vision loss among working-age individuals in the United States. Currently, there are excellent treatment options available either commercially or in research trials. In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses the newest treatments and clinical trials taking place for diabetic retinopathy. If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Diabetic retinopathy...
4 Benefits of Clinical Trials in Eye Care
Currently, there is a lot of exciting research going on in the field of eye diseases! As a clinical researcher myself, I've been fortunate enough to be involved in a number of retinal trials. Though these experiences, I've discovered there are several benefits for being part of a clinical research trial. In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses what you...
Macular Degeneration - Exciting New Treatment Options
There are several new treatment options for macular degeneration, that are available either commercially, or in the stage of clinical testing. This article outlines what you need to know! In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses the newest treatment options available for those with macular degeneration.
This is what vision with macular degeneration looks like.
You use your central vision for just about everything you do! Could you imagine if it was gone? Unfortunately, people over the age of 60 have an increased risk of an eye disease that damages your central vision known as macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration, AMD or ARMD). In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi talks about what...
This is what diabetic retinopathy looks like.
If you have diabetes and are having trouble seeing or noticing new spots in your vision, you may have an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses what you need to know about diabetic retinopathy. If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is caused by...
Retinal detachment are often caused by retinal breaks and can lead to permanent vision loss!
Your retina is the tissue in the back of your eye. Like wallpaper, it’s attached to the inside of your eye and is designed to lay flat for proper functioning. However, in some emergency cases, your retina can pull away from its normal position. Like a crack in wallpaper, this sometimes happens and is called a tear in your...