Ronald E. Carr, MD

  • Specialties: Ophthalmology, Retinal Ophthalmology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7360

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, electrophysiology



  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

Education and Training

  • 1965
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Health, Retinal Diseases
  • 1963
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Retinal Diseases
  • 1962
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • 1958
  • MD from Johns Hopkins University


Locations and Appointments

7 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

Ronald Carr, MD
530 1st Avenue, Suite 3B
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-7360

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My Research

Hereditary Diseases and Electrophysiology of the Retina

We combine clinical research in hereditary diseases of the retina and basic studies on how the retina operates. Over several years, we have amassed a patient group with a large number of hereditary retinal degenerations with major emphasis on retinitis pigmentosa and allied disorders and hereditary macular degenerations. To diagnose and categorize these various disorders, we draw from a wide range of psychophysical and electrophysiologic tests of retinal function, including dark adaptation, retinal sensitivity profiles, full-field and focal electroretinography, electro-oculography, and visually evoked responses. We are also involved with a group of molecular geneticists who have a strong interest in gene localization studies in patients with autosomal dominant and x-linked recessive retinal disorders.

At a more basic level, we assess in humans all three cone systems both psychophysically and electrophysiologically. Using normal values, we are beginning to understand the initial pathologic abnormalities in certain photoreceptor diseases and more accurately follow their pathologic sequences.



    Greenstein VC; Duncker T; Holopigian K; Carr RE; Greenberg JP; Tsang SH; Hood DC 2012 Feb; 349-357, Retina — id: 148694, year: 2012, page: 349
  • A comparison of fundus autofluorescence and retinal structure in patients with Stargardt disease

    Gomes, Nuno L; Greenstein, Vivienne C; Carlson, Joshua N; Tsang, Stephen H; Smith, R Theodore; Carr, Ronald E; Hood, Donald C; Chang, Stanley 2009 Aug; 3953-3959, Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. IOVS — id: 148699, year: 2009, page: 3953
  • Eccentricity-dependent changes in local onset and offset responses in patients with progressive cone dystrophy

    Holopigian, K; Wynn, P; Seiple, W; Carr, R E; Hood, D C 2007 Aug; 2297-2304, Vision research — id: 73870, year: 2007, page: 2297, stat: Journal Article
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