Wayne G. Whitmore, M.D, F.A.C.S. completed his ophthalmology residency at the New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center in 1981 and a fellowship in ocular oncology at New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1982, the same year he received his certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center where he performs and teaches surgery. He is also on the attending staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and its affiliate, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital which is now part of the Northwell Network of Hospitals. Dr. Whitmore is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who understands and diagnoses all types of eye disease (including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration).
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Macular Degeneration

By Wayne G. Whitmore, M.D, F.A.C.S.
Macular degeneration is a general term used to describe dysfunction of the central portion of the retina, called the macula, inside our eyes. The macula gives us our ability to discriminate fine visual detail.
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Cataracts

By Wayne G. Whitmore, M.D, F.A.C.S.
The most common type of cataract in humans is age-related, which is caused by the oxidation of lens proteins in the crystalline lens.
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