Dr. Allison Rand completed her undergraduate education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed a postgraduate internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Rand went on to complete her residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York, Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed a fellowship in cornea, external diseases
and refractive surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she studied under the mentorship of Penny Asbell, M.D.
Dr. Rand is the director of Ocular Surface Diseases at the Rand Eye Institute. She is experienced in the treatment of dry eye disease, especially those patients who have been unable to have symptom relief with traditional therapies. She is well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious corneal diseases. She has significant knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of all stages of keratoconus and forms of irregular astigmatism. While at the Mount Sinai
Hospital in New York, she was a primary investigator in the FDA clinical trial evaluating the safety of corneal collagen cross-linking, a novel therapy for keratoconus.
Dr. Rand specializes in cataract surgery for the correction of astigmatism and presbyopia, laser vision correction with LASIK and advanced surface procedures, corneal transplants
including penetrating, DSAEK, and lamellar keratoplasty, pterygium surgery, and anterior segment reconstruction.
She maintains a dedication to international surgical efforts, and recently returned from a mission to Vietnam in association with the Hawaiian Eye Foundation, where she performed adult and pediatric corneal transplants and taught advanced surgical techniques. …