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Roy S. Chuck, Ph.D., M.D.

Roy S. Chuck, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Professor, Department of Genetics

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Eye diseaseDry eyeStem cell research

Stem cell treatmentCorneal restorationLaser surgery

Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery, corneal replacement, stem cell surgery, and refractive eye problems. 

A basic scientist as well as a clinical researcher, Dr. Chuck has helped develop a unique model of dry eye using Botox that allows for testing of preclinical therapies. He has served as principal investigator on five FDA studies of vision correction and written more than 175 peer-reviewed papers and more than 100 book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Chuck has been featured several times on ABC News and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on various eye diseases and conditions. He serves on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine