Robert G. Barone, MD, FACS
Robert G. Barone, MD, FACS,a Board-Certified, fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon, joined the staff of Eye Physicians of Sussex County in 1996.
Dr. Barone received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He completed a medical internship and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
After practicing general ophthalmology for two years in New York, Dr. Barone completed a medical retinal and electrophysiology fellowship at New York University.
The following year, he completed a second fellowship at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in surgical retinal and ocular trauma.
Dr. Barone is a member of many prestigious societies including the American Society of Vitreoretinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is also past President of the New Jersey Retina Society.
Dr. Barone’s current interests are in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and macular degeneration. He has co-authored a chapter on retinal detachment repair in a comprehensive retinal text. He has also been published in the journal, Retina. Currently, he is a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at Rutgers Medical School.
Laura Hirschfeld, MD, FACS
Laura Hirschfeld, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgeon. As a full-time member of Eye Physicians of Sussex County, Dr. Hirschfeld focuses her practice on the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases and laser vision correction. Dr. Hirschfeld graduated with honors in biology from Harvard University. She later received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Dr. Hirschfeld received her ophthalmology training at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she was one of the first ophthalmologists-in-training to perform laser vision correction. She was subsequently appointed to a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She spent her fellowship exclusively performing corneal transplants and refractive surgical procedures for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Dr. Hirschfeld is a member of many medical societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Amit Vora, MD
Dr. Amit Vora, a specialist in cornea and refractive surgery, has joined Eye Physicians of Sussex County. He is skilled in cataract surgery (including complex procedures), cornea transplants, intraocular lens, repositioning procedures, refractive surgery, dry eye, cornea pathology, and comprehensive ophthalmology, and has lectured and published extensively in his field. A New Jersey native, Dr. Vora most recently was a clinical and surgical fellow in cornea and refractive surgery at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. He received his undergraduate degree in economics (with honors) and South Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
He holds an MBA from Rutgers and an M.D. with distinction in research from the Rutgers University, Robert-Wood Johnson Medical School. He also did a year of research at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was chief resident at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, he has been an Eye Team volunteer with Kenya Relief, providing eye care to approximately 500 patients in rural Kenya.
Dr. Vora and his wife reside in Morris County.