Motivated to prevent blindness, improve patients’ lifestyles and provide best possible care in the field of Ophthalmology, Dr. Irving Estrin, Emeritus Assistant Director of the Rand Eye Institute, oversees the Rand Eye Institute’s team of optometric doctors. With them, he has worked to advance the Institute’s role in maintaining, preserving and improving eyesight for more than 25 years.
Joining Dr. William J. Rand, chief surgeon and Medical Director of the Rand Eye Institute, in 1984, Dr. Estrin plays a significant role in diagnosing and medically treating a variety of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Having performed thousands of surgical procedures, Dr. Estrin is experienced in a variety of microsurgery techniques, including Laser photocoagulation procedures for retina and glaucoma as well as cataract extractions.
In his current capacity as Rand Eye Institute’s leading medical ophthalmologist, Dr. Estrin maintains relations with medical doctors, internal medicine specialists and primary care physicians to identify symptoms and manage a variety of delineated conditions. Having proactively detected and diagnosed a myriad of auto-immune and inflammatory conditions through both routine and comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Estrin applies his surgical experience to provide insight and advise the Institute’s optometric doctors.
Prior to contributing to Rand Eye Institute’s expertise, which Dr. Estrin believes is strengthened by the diverse aspects of optometric and ophthalmic care staff physicians provide, Dr. Estrin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, graduating with his medical degree in 1977. Completing his surgical internship at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center in 1978, Dr. Estrin transitioned, beginning his residency of opthalmology at Georgetown Medical Center. Serving as the New York University Medical Center’s Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at Bellevue Hospital from 1979 to 1981, Dr. Estrin has attended a number of continuing medical education classes, including Miami Eye Foundation, Park Eye Foundation, Kelman Research Foundation and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
To date, Dr. Estrin plays an active role in the field of Ophthalmology, lecturing at optometric continuing education series and participating in a number of professional associations including, Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and Broward County Ophthalmology.
Fluent in both English and Yiddish, Dr. Estrin is a resident of Boca Raton, happily married with three children and a proud grandfather.