Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
James Reidy is a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cornea and external eye disease, and specializes in caring for patients with diseases of the cornea, corneal infections, and cataracts. He is investigating the use of stem cells in ocular surface reconstruction and the implementation of the Boston keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) for high-risk keratoplasty patients. He also developed a treatment algorithm for recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. In addition, he will be offering a recently approved new treatment for keratoconus.
His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including Cornea, Survey of Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Refractive Surgery.
Reidy received a BS in psychology from Georgetown University and an MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Loyola University Foster G. McGaw Hospital and a residency in ophthalmology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He also held fellowships in ophthalmic pathology from the University of Utah Medical Center and in cornea and external disease from the Louisiana State University Medical Center. Most recently, he was a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.