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David Krumholz, OD

Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. David Krumholz joined the University Eye Center in 1986. He currently supervises third and fourth year interns in the Primary Care Service. Dr. Krumholz received his Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY Optometry in 1985 and completed a residency in primary care at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

NY State Optometric Association Optometric Educator of the Year Award, 2014
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001


Primary Care


Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Fellow of the Optometric Retina Society


OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1985

BA, Queens College, 1981


Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1985


Krumholz DM. Know what happens between referral and return visit — key to co-management and more effective post-op care. Interview by Rajecki R, in: Optometry Times, 2010 September; 2(6):16.

Soroka M, Krumholz DM, Wende J. Glaucoma Among Patients Enrolled in a National Vision Care Plan. Optometry 2010;81:663-670.

Krumholz DM. Infection Control: Small Precautions Add up to Big Safeguards. Interview by Rajecki R, in: Optometry Times, 2010 September;2(9):17.

Krumholz DM. Vision Loss Could Warn of Cardiovascular Event. Interview by Krader CG, in: Optometry Times, 2010 June;2(6):33-34.

Soroka M, Krumholz DM. Optometry in the 21st Century: An Expanded Role in the Treatment of Ocular Disease. In: Rosen B., Saltman R., Shani M (Eds), Proceedings of the Third International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy. The Israel National; Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, April 2008.

Portello JK, Krumholz DM. Dilation of the Pupil. In: Bartlett JD, Jaanus SD (Eds), Clinical Ocular Pharmacology, 5th Ed (Chapter 20). St Louis: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008.

Haddad DE, Rosenfield M, Portello JK, and Krumholz DM. Does Prior Instillation of a Topical Anesthetic Alter the Pupillary Mydriasis Produced by Tropicamide (0.5%) Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2007 May;27(3):311-4.

Slotnick S FitzGerald DE, Sherman J, and Krumholz DM. Pervasive Ocular Anomalies In Posterior Microphthalmos. Optometry. 2007 Feb;78(2):71-7.

Lane JD, Krumholz DM, Sack RA, and Morris C. Tear Glucose Dynamics in Diabetes Mellitus. Curr Eye Res. 2006 Nov;31(11):895-901.

Soroka M, Krumholz DM, Bennet A. The Practice of Optometry: National Board of Examiners in Optometry Survey of Optometric Patients. Optometry. 2006 Sep;77(9):427-37.

Soroka M, Krumholz DM, Bennet A. The Practice of Optometry: National Board of Examiners in Optometry Survey of Optometric Patients. Optom Vis Sci. 2006 Sep;83(9):625-36.

Krumholz DM, Portello, Rosenfield M and Rosenbaum JD. A combination solution for routine pupillary dilation. Optometry. 2006 Jul;77(7):350-3.

Krumholz DM. An Overview of Diabetes for the Primary Care Optometrist. Clin Refr Optometry. 2005;16(11)330-335. (With TQ exam, solicited)

Sack RA, Conradi L, Krumholz D, Beaton A, Sathe S, Morris C. Membrane Array Characterization of 80 Chemokines, Cytokines, and Growth Factors in Open- and Closed-eye Tears: Angiogenin and Other Defense System Constituents. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Apr;46(4):1228-38.

Soroka M, Reis L, Krumholz D, Krasner M, and Portello J. Alternative Arrangements for the Delivery of Eye Care Services Within Staff Model Managed Care Organizations. Optometry 2003;74:711-26.

Krumholz DM. Retinal Surgery: Scleral Buckle and Pars Plana Vitrectomy. (VHS 0:26 color) 2003.

Byrne J, Dunbar MT, Glaser BM, and Krumholz DM. Posterior Pole Conditions Range from the Elusive to the Obvious. Primary Care Optometry News, 8/1/2003.

Soroka M, Krasner M, Krumholz D, and Portello J. Medical Treatment and Management by Optometrists in Several Managed Health Care Plans and Jurisdictions. In: Chinitz DP (Ed), The Changing Face of Health Systems (Chapter 4.7). Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing, 2002.

Krumholz DM. Looking Beyond the Eye: Using Laboratory Testing in Clinical Optometric Practice. Practical Optometry, 2002;13:78-82.

Krumholz DM. Patient Assessment. In: Thomann KH, Adamczyk DT, and Marks ES (Eds), Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease, 2nd edition (Chapter 1). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Krumholz DM, Jaanus SD and Urquidi RL. Prescribing Patterns of Optometrists Newlylicensed in Therapeutic Drug Use in New York State. Optometry: Journal of the

American Optometric Association, 2001;72:292-8.Soroka M, Krumholz DM, Krasner M and Portello JK. Optimal Clinical Management of Eye Problems: the Role of Optometrists in Managed Health Care Plans. Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association, 2000;71:781-789.

Hilber DJ, Whitwell KJ, Krumholz DM, and Pace CP. The Effect of Continuous Quality Improvement On Compliance With Clinical Practice Guidelines in an Optometric Clinic: A Retrospective Review. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 2000;71:83-90.

Soroka M, Krasner M, Krumholz DM and Portello JK. Optometry as Practiced in Health Plans Within Different State Jurisdictions. Managed Care Interface, 1999 Sep;12(9):52-8. Concepts in Quality (VHS 0:28 color) Producer: Krumholz DM. Director: Schwartz J. Primalux Video Productions, 1998.

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