Jerome D. Poland, MD
Jerome Poland, MD
Dr. Jerome Poland co-founder of the Crosby Eye Clinic specializes in LASIK vision correction, cataract surgery, surgery and treatment of glaucoma, and ocular trauma.
In addition, Dr. Poland
performs oculoplastic procedures of the eyelid.
Dr. Poland was a pioneer in the research of contact lenses and was a principle investigator in the development of extended wear soft lenses back in the late 70s and early 80s.
Dr. Poland became the medical director for Barnes Hind Hyrocurve for the training and use of this important new development.
traveled around the world and presented papers, gave lectures, and conducted courses on the fitting of extended wear contact lenses.
During this time, Dr. Poland was also an investigator for several of the newly formed companies developing intraocular lens implants, which today have become the standard of care for cataract surgery and have transformed the way cataract surgery is performed and for people's visual rehabilitation.
In the early 80s Dr. Poland
traveled to the Soviet Union, where he
spent time with Professor Fryedorov, the originator of refractive surgery, and he
helped bring this technology back to the United States.
was one of the first people in the United States to perform Radial Keratotomy and performed over six thousand of these procedures.
is also one of the first people to perform a new procedure know as Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty, which is the precursor to LASIK.
spent time with Dr. Steven Slade and Dr. Ralph Berkley in Houston, Texas in 1992 when this instrument was first brought in from Colombia.
also owned the first approved laser in the state of Minnesota.
To date he
has performed more than 30 thousand refractive surgical procedures, over 45 thousand cataract and other surgical procedures totaling over 75 thousand total surgical procedures.
In addition to being an active ophthalmologist in private practice, Dr. Poland has served as a consultant to industry and for medical journals worldwide and is still active in conducting courses at international meetings.
In 1981, Dr. Poland
invented a visco-elastic known as OcuCoat, which is still used worldwide to facilitate cataract surgery.
With a strong commitment to education, Dr. Poland currently serves as a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and regularly teaches at that institution as well as having medical students perform clinical rotation through the Crosby Eye Clinic.
The Crosby Eye Clinic
has a state-of-the-art Nidek laser with a wavefront analyzer.
It is a fixed-site laser with a dedicated sterile operating room that is used only for laser procedures.
is also certified to teach other doctors in the LASIK procedures, and we have doctors rotate through the Crosby Eye Clinic
on a regular basis to learn the use of the micro-keratome and to observe and learn our LASIK procedures.
Poland received his medical degree in 1966 from the University of Minnesota.
interned at Stanford University
in California, and completed his
residency in aerospace medicine at the U.S. Naval Aerospace Institute
in Pensacola, Florida, where he
also learned how to fly military aircraft and made carrier landings.
residency at the University of Minnesota
in 1974, and has been in private practice since that time.
He is currently a member of The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and The International Society of Refractive Surgery.
In addition to his
medical work, Dr. Poland
time to community organizations.
He currently is co-chair for the annual fundraiser for Kinship Partners, and is on the foundation board of the Central Lakes Community College.
has endowed a teaching research chair in the ophthalmology department of the University of Minnesota
Along with the Spanish Instructor at the Central Lakes College
, Dr. Poland
has established a Latin studies scholarship at the college.
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