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Lorenzo Cervantes, MD, Ophthalmology, Shelton, CT, Griffin Hospital


Ophthalmology Shelton, CT

Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgeon; Medical & Surgical Diseases of the Eye; Advanced Corneal and Refractive Surgery; Complex Cataract Surgical Repair

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  • Dr. Lorenzo Cervantes is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery.

    Dr. Cervantes received his Medical Degree, cum laude, from the Downstate Medical Center – College of Medicine at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the North Shore/LIJ Health System in Great Neck, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Prior to moving to Connecticut, he completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at the Eye and Ear Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

    His clinical practice interests include the management of corneal diseases that affect vision, corneal dystrophies (including Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy), small incision cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction (including sutured intraocular lenses), as well as laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), phakic intraocular lens implantation (Visian ICL), and the management of keratoconus (including collagen cross linking and INTACS). He is an accomplished surgeon with experience in the most advanced corneal transplant procedures, including Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty [DMEK], Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty [DSEK], deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty [DALK], and the Boston keratoprosthesis). Dr. Cervantes was the first surgeon to successfully perform DMEK for the treatment of corneal edema and Fuchs’ dystrophy in Connecticut.

Education & Training

  • UPMC Medical EducationFellowship, Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, 2010 - 2011
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellResidency, Ophthalmology, 2007 - 2010
  • St Barnabas Medical Center
    St Barnabas Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2006 - 2007
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineClass of 2006

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2011 - 2022
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2010 - 2012
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2007 - 2010
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Plaque of Acknowledgment Lions Eye Bank for Long Island, 2010
  • Best Resident Teacher Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 2007
  • Cum Laude SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2006
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Do Your Eyes Itch?  
    Cervantes LJ, Ophthalmology Managament, 6/1/2016
  • DMEK - Within Reach  
    Cervantes LJ, Millennial Eye, 11/2015

Books/Book Chapters

Press Mentions

  • Dr. Shareef Explains
    Dr. Shareef ExplainsNovember 16th, 2018
  • Breakthrough Corneal Surgery Restores Vision
    Breakthrough Corneal Surgery Restores VisionApril 30th, 2015
  • Cornea Replacement Surgery Helps Deteriorating Eyes
    Cornea Replacement Surgery Helps Deteriorating EyesJune 14th, 2016
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