Meet The Doctor
Dr. Steve Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
eye physician and surgeon, Dr. Steve Cohen is the only eye care
provider in Tucson to be trained at both the world renowned Wills Eye
Hospital in ophthalmology and the UCLA School of Medicine, while also
having spent time in research at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns
Hopkins. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is
a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy
of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is a Goldwyn Scholar and graduate of
the UCLA School of Medicine and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers
University. He completed his ophthalmology residency in Philadelphia
where he trained with the very best in ophthalmology. In addtion, Dr.
Cohen completed a Cornea/ Refractive /Anterior Segment Fellowship under
the direction of Dr. Steve Siepser in Philadelphia. During his training
he was honored by presenting his research at the ASCRS meeting. Dr.
Cohen has been the recipient of numerous awards for his compassion and
knowledge including: the Ransom J. Arthur, M.D. Award, the Charles A.
Lauffer award,the S. Oakley Van der Poel Award.
As an educator, Dr. Cohen has also taught Residents at the University
of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology. Additionally, he had the
foresight to recognize that laser vision correction would transform the
way people would see the world. In 1998 he was one of the first
Ophthalmology Residents in Philadelphia to be trained in Laser Vision
Correction, and helped proctor other physicians in Philadelphia as they
learned cataract surgical techniques.
In research, Dr. Cohen has
worked to gain a better understanding of
several areas in medicine and science. Some of his research includes a
study on the Treatment of Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism with Laser in
situ keratomileusis and the VISX Star Excimer Laser, with Dr. S.
Siepser, at Siepser Laser Vision. Also, Clinical Results of the Array
Multifocal Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens with Dr. S. Siepser. In
addition, prior work includes: The Isolation and Characterization of a
Hyalocyte LMW Inhibitor of RPE Cell Proliferation, with Dr. Howard
Lazarus and Dr. Peter Campochiaro at the Wilmer Institute of Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutes, The Effects of Light/Dark Adaptation on
mRNA of Proteins Involved in the Phototransduction Cascade of Rodents
with Dr. Deborah Farber at the UCLA – Jules Stein Eye Institute,
Analysis of PTC-derivatized Amino Acids Using Reverse Phase HPLC using
a Novel Femtomole Level Method, with Dr. Stanley Stein at the Protein
Microchemistry Lab, at Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine,
UMDNJ Medical Center.
Dr. Cohen has always been on the vanguard of new technology, including
intraocular lens implants and has attended extensive continuing medical
education remaining current in areas of expertise such as presbyopic
correcting, astigmatic and aspheric IntraOcular Lenses (IOLs). Dr.
Cohen was one of the first ophthalmologist in Tucson to implant the
Crystalens® presbyopic correcting lens in 2005. Since then, he has
implanted several hundred lenses including Restor™ and Crystalens®
further refining his technique to assist patients in decreasing their
dependency on glasses and in most cases becoming more independent of
Dr. Cohen regularly uses various toric
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designed to eliminate or render insignificant any preexisting corneal
astigmatism in cataract patients, again decreasing dependency on
spectacles. Finally, the standard IOL technology has made significant
leaps moving towards aspheric vs. spherical IOLs with Dr. Cohen on the
leading edge of this technology. The result of such a shift has
resulted in significantly improved post-operative acuity neutralizing
any irregularities seen in spherical IOLs. Dr. Cohen is committed to
bringing the latest innovations in vision correction and ophthalmic
surgery to his patients.
Dr. Steve Cohen is also a member of the American Society of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American
Academy of Ophthalmology, the Tucson Medical Society, Tucson
Ophthalmologic Society, and the International Society of Refractive
Surgery. He has also served on the Board of the Arizona Jewish