EDWARD J. HOLLAND, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology,
University of Cincinnati
Director of Cornea Services
Cincinnati Eye Institute
Executive Board member Dr. Edward Holland also co-chairs the Aniridia
Foundation International Medical Advisory Board. His expertise in corneal
disease, especially with Aniridia patients, has made many people affected with
aniridia travel across the country and the world to be treated by him. His
performance in cutting edge stem cell transplantation (keratolimbal allograft)
procedures has restored sight to many people. This procedure helps people
blinded by aniridia, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, thermal or chemical injuries to
Dr. Holland is Director of Cornea Services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and
Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He is former chair of
the Medical Advisory Board for the Eye Bank Association of America and is
currently chair-elect of the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr. Holland was a
recipient of the 2002 Paton Society Award given by the Eye Bank Association of
America which is the highest honor for corneal physicians. Dr. Holland is the
immediate past president of the Cornea Society (formerly the Castroviejo
Cornea Society). He has received both the Senior Achievement Award and the
Honor Award from the Academy. Among other honors, Dr. Holland has been
listed in the Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Holland has served on the Academy's Board of Trustees since 2005 as
Secretary for the Annual Meeting. He has been active in the Academy as the
associate secretary of the Skills Transfer Committee, which is responsible for
courses to train ophthalmologists in refractive and other new surgical
techniques across the United States.
Dr. Holland has a national and international reputation for his knowledge and
expertise in the field of Cornea and External Disease. He is frequently invited to
lecture at national and international meetings, and over the past ten years has
directed one of the most prestigious training programs for specialists in corneal
and refractive surgery. Dr. Holland is the author of more than 100 articles in
peer review journals and has edited Cornea, the most widely read textbook on
corneal disease and surgery. He has co-edited the recently published textbook,
Ocular Surface Disease: Medical and Surgical Management.
As the Director of Cornea Services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Dr. Holland
has attracted worldwide referrals for medical and surgical corneal problems and
for stem cell transplantation. He was recently featured on the premiere showing
of MIRACLE WORKERS in which he restored sight to a Stevens Johnson
syndrome patient with a similar transplant he uses for people with aniridia.
M.D. - Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency in Ophthalmology - University of Minnesota
Fellowship - Cornea and External Disease, University of Iowa
Additional Fellowship - Ocular Immunology, National Eye Institute, National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
This understanding of immunology is an important asset today since his eye
transplant patients are on immunosuppressant medications after the KLAL
Past positions - He served as Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Service at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holland was promoted to the position
of Professor and was granted the Elias Potter Lyon Chair in Ophthalmology. He
also had served as President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.