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Sebastian Lesniak, M.D.

Lesniak, M.D.

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CORNEA, LASIK, PRK Dr. Lesniak specializes in medical and surgical treatment of all types of corneal diseases including full thickness and endothelial corneal transplants (DSEK and DMEK), cataract surgery including post-LASIK, complex and traumatic cataracts, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, presbyopia-correcting and astigmatism-correcting lens implants. Dr. Lesniak also performs refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, and phakic intraocular lens implants.

Dr. Lesniak completed fellowship training in anterior segment and cornea surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medicaldegree from Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed ophthalmology residency training at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lesniak has numerous publications and has presented at national meetings. His special interests include endothelial corneal transplants, post-LASIK and complex cataract surgery, collagen crosslinking and anterior segment reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Sebasian Lesniak, MD Specializes in:

  • Medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases including full thickness and endothelial corneal transplants (DSEK and DMEK)
  • Cataract surgery including post-LASIK, complex and traumatic cataracts, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, presbyopia-correcting and astigmatism-correcting lens implants
  • Refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, and phakic intraocular lens implants.
     

EDUCATION:

2015:

Fellowship: Anterior Segment and Cornea with Brandon Ayres MD and Irving Raber MD
Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

2014:

Residency: Ophthalmology Residency
Rutgers University New Jersey
Newark, NJ

2011:

Internship: Internal Medicine
Rutgers University
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ

2010:

Medical School: Rutgers University
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick NJ

2004:

Master’s Degree: University of Pennsylvania
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Philadelphia, PA

2001:

Bachelor’s Degree: Rutgers University
School of Engineering
New Brunswick, NJ

    MEDICAL LICENSURE:
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Federal DEA Licensure
    CERTIFICATION:
  • Board Eligible
    WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • 2015-Present
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Matossian Eye Associates
    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

PUBLICATIONS:

2015
Lesniak SP, Ayres BD “Refractive Surgery.” Ophthalmology Secrets in Color. 4th ed. Ed. James F. Vander, Janice Gault. Elsevier, 2015.

2014
Lesniak SP, Hersh PS. Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia: Six-month results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Dec.

2014
Eng OS, Lesniak S, Davidov T, Trooskin SZ. Diagnosing thyroid lymphoma: steroid administration may result in rapid improvement of dyspnea : a report of two cases. Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan 1;12(1):e11463.

2013
Tamhankar MA, Lesniak SP, Nallasamy S, Woo JH. Tacrolimus-induced cerebral blindness in a liver transplant patient. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 26.

2012
Lesniak SP, Bauza A, Son JH, Zarbin MA, Langer P, Guo S, Wagner RS, Bhagat N. Twelve-year review of pediatric traumatic open globe injuries in an urban U.S. population. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2012 Mar-Apr;49(2):73-9.

2011
Tjondrokoesoemo A, Park KH, Ferrante C, Komazaki S, Lesniak S, Brotto M, Ko JK, Zhou J, Weisleder N, Ma J. Disrupted membrane structure and intracellular Ca²⁺ signaling in adult skeletal muscle with acute knockdown of Bin1. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e25740.

2011
Lesniak SP, Fine HF, Prenner JL, Roth DB. Long-term follow-up of spontaneous retinal pigment epithelium tears in age-related macular degeneration treated with anti-VEGF therapy. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan-Feb;21(1):73-6.

2010
Nallasamy S, Lesniak S, Volpe NJ, Tamhankar MA. Unusual presentations of cavernous carotid aneurysms: further evidence for topographic organization of the oculomotor nerve. J Neurol Sci. 2010 Aug 15;295(1-2):82-6.

PRESENTATIONS:

2015
Lesniak SP, Ayres BD. Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) Graft Insertion Using Busin Glide and Intraocular Forceps. Surgical video presented at the 2015 ASCRS ASOA Symposium & Congress. San Diego, CA. April 20, 2015.

2015
Lesniak SP, Ayres BD, Raber IM. Refractive Shift after DSEK Endothelial Transplant as a Function of Graft Thickness. Presented at the 67th Annual Wills Eye Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 5, 2015.

2013
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Endophthalmitis After Open Globe Trauma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013;54: E-Abstract 1121. Presented at the annual meeting, Seattle, WA.

2013
Lesniak SP, Origlieri C, Chu DS, Rescigno R. Case Presentation of Uveitis in a Young Female with Decreased Vision and Positive PPD. The 18th Annual Foster Ocular Immunology Society Meeting, Seattle, WA. May 5, 2013.

2013
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Son JH, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Pediatric Open Globe Injuries Occurring at Home. Ophthalmology Residents’ Night. The New York Academy of Medicine. April 11, 2013.

2012
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Son JH, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Pediatric Open Globe Injuries Occurring at Home. UMDNJ Research Symposium on Child Health. New Brunswick, NJ. 2012. Best presentation award.

2012
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Soni N, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Characteristics and Outcomes of Delayed Open Globe Repair. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53: E-Abstract 4954. Presented at the annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2011
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Son JH, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Pediatric Open Globe Injuries Occurring at Home. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: E-Abstract 1575. Presented at the annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2011
Tonk RS, Lesniak SP, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Posterior Segment Complications in Pediatric Open Globe Injuries. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: E-Abstract 5584. Presented at the annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2010
Lesniak SP, Bauza AM, Son JH, Guo S, Wagner RS, Zarbin MA, Bhagat N. Pediatric Traumatic Open Globe Injuries. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51: E-Abstract 4881. Presented at the annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2009
Lesniak SP. CRVO and CRAO in a patient with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Grand Rounds Presentation. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY. October 29, 2009.

2008
Tjondrokoesoemo A, Lesniak SP, Ferrante C, Ko J, Weisleder N, Ma J. Acute knockdown of Bin1 leads to compromised Ca spark signaling in adult skeletal muscle. Abstract and poster. Biophysical Society Meeting. 2008.

2006
Lesniak SP. Gene Therapy: Promise, Problems, and Abuses. Dialogues@RU - a journal of undergraduate research. Vol.5. 2006. Rutgers University.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2014 The Rev. James F. Reilly Humanitarian Award Rutgers University Ophthalmology Residency Program

2012 Milman Award Rutgers University Ophthalmology Residency Program

2012 Best Presentation Award - Research Symposium on Child Health Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2007 Summer Research Fellowship Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2001 Summa Cum Laude Graduate Rutgers University

2000 Research Funding from National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship Rutgers University

1997 - 2001 School of Engineering Honors Program Rutgers University

1997 - 2001 Outstanding Scholars Recruitment Program Scholarship Rutgers University