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Jun 19

Dr. Donald Macdonald

Dr. Donald Macdonald was born in Englewood, NJ. He graduated Cum Laude from Portsmouth Abbey School, Williams College with Highest Honors in Chemistry and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and his Fellowship in Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at both the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital.  He is on staff at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, the Riverview Medical Center, the Shrewsbury Surgery Center and Clearsight Laser Center.

Dr. Macdonald was instrumental in bring LASIK and PRK surgery to Riverview Medical Center and was the first doctor to use the VISX Laser in Monmouth County.  He subsequently formed the Clearsight Laser Center which acquired the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser.

Refractive Laser

The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser was designed based on an idea that was once only an imagination: a system with shortened surgery times, innovative and reliable eye tracking, and a clear ergonomic concept. An enhanced pulse frequency of 400 Hz provides even faster treatments. The laser also includes an eye-tracking system adjusted to the high speed of the laser beam and a cross line projector for precise centration.

Its proven state-of-the-art technology provides excellent results in both Wavefront Optimized® and Wavefront-Guided laser vision correction. The Eye-Q provides the physician and patient both safety and reliability.

Dr. Macdonald has performed not only thousands of LASIK and PRK surgeries over the last 15 years, but over 10,000 cataract surgeries over the past 25 years.  He utilizes the most current techniques, including  sutureless small incision cataract extraction with multiple choices of intraocular lenses, including  astigmatic correcting and multfocal lenses.

He is one of the few Oculoplastic surgeons in New Jersey, and the first to utilize BOTOX, which was first used for Blepharospasm in our state.  BOTOX was originally prepared for the treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes) and blepharospasm by Dr. Alan Scott, an eye doctor, who supplied Dr. Macdonald and other doctors with the medication before it was finally brought FDA approved and made commercially available in 1989.  Dr. Macdonald has successfully done thousands of eye plastic procedures including reconstructive procedures following curative excision for malignant eye lid and orbital tumors, repair of ptosis, ectropion, entropion and for the treatment of dacryocystitis, skin grafting for burns, trauma and after cancer surgery, as well as cosmetic procedures of the eyelids.

He has served as Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at Riverview Medical Center, as well as a Trustee of many organizations, including the Rumson Country Day School, Right to Sight and Health, the Burden Center for the Aging and the ALS Association of Greater New York.

As part of Right to Sight and Health, he as participated in many humanitarian missions to the Philippines, Nicaragua, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania, restoring vision to thousands of blind people who have no access to health care, as well as performing many eye plastic surgeries. He is active in raising money to support his mission to bring the gift of sight to the 18 million people who are completely blind from the curable condition of cataracts.  Through education and training of doctors in Africa in the most cost efficient and safest method of cataract surgery, as well as performing hundreds of surgeries on many missions, and donating much needed medical supplies and equipment to those in need, he believes he is doing his best to make our world a better place.


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