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Dr. Leder has practiced Ophthalmology for over 10 years, specializing in uveitis and diseases of the retina and vitreous. He has been involved in many clinical trials and authored dozens of publications on retinal diseases, and surgery. He has served as Editor of the Clinical Reference Systems and as a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration Division of Ophthalmic Devices, the division which clears ophthalmic medical devices for clinical use in the United States.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Leder is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation and his residency in Ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University Eye Center in New Orleans. He was on call as the senior ophthalmologist in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, caring for patients and helping to evacuate Charity Hospital. He went on to received Advanced Subspecialty Fellowship Training in Medical Diseases of the Retina at the Duke University Eye Center. He also completed fellowships in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, as well as Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the Wilmer Eye Institute, of the Johns Hopkins University. He had the privilege to be chosen for the very prestigious position of Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) at Wilmer during which time he served as the Assistant Director of the Maryland Ocular Trauma Center, and Director of the General Eye Service at Wilmer. He went on to be an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
Uveitis is a group of infectious and non-infectious inflammatory diseases of the eye and is the third most common cause of blindness in the developed world. It is complicated to diagnose and treat, often requiring systemic medications and sometimes associated with systemic syndromes such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, or infectious diseases such as Lymes disease, or Toxoplasmosis.
Dr. Leder and his wife are actively involved in many community organizations. Together, they are the devoted parents of their sons, Benjamin and Jonathan.