A skilled, meticulous surgeon and the founder of Cornea Associates of Texas, Dr. Henry Gelender has over 40 years’ experience treating patients with ophthalmologic problems. He is known for his outstanding results perorming cataract surgery, refractive surgery, LASIK, Corneal Transplants, DSEK, DMEK, and other delicate procedures on many patients.
Dr. Gelender’s formal education and training are second to none. After earning his Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He then honed his skills further through an ophthalmology residency at the Washington Eye Center in Washington, D.C. and a fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.
After completing this formal training, Dr. Gelender entered academic medicine, serving six years as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as a specialist in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. During his tenure, his research interests included participation as a principal investigator for the landmark National Eye Institute's "Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy," PERK Study.
Upon moving to Dallas, he founded Cornea Associates of Texas, now recognized for its excellence in the treatment and surgery of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Gelender has published extensively in referenced ophthalmic journals, is a frequent lecturer on clinical issues in corneal care, and has been invited for visiting professorships around the world. He is the recipient of an honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been selected for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America." He is also listed as a Top Ophthalmologist and LASIK Surgeon by "D Magazine," for 16 consecutive years.
On a personal note, Dr. Gelender is happily married, has two daughters and three grandchildren. For recreation he enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, skiing and golf.