Dr. Kichiemon Asoma, MD
Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist
**Attention new patients and annual exams: please use the Zocdoc app to select My Account; Insurance Card; upload photo of your card; the Zocdoc website insurance list is not complete.If you would like a sooner appointment please call our office directly.** Gentle medical eye exams with a kind, thoughtful physician and advanced imaging technology. Kichiemon Asoma speaks Japanese and English fluently. He went to college at Columbia University and graduated in 1999 majoring in neuroscience. He went to medical school and did his residency SUNY Downstate where he won the Excellence in Ophthalmology award 3 years in a row from 2003 to 2005 and was selected to be Chief Resident. Scholarship winner from Japanese Medical Society of America in 2003 and 2004. Currently Dr. Asoma is also a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching residents at SUNY. Dr. Asoma and Dr. Hayashi have been working together in the ophthalmology office and also on community service projects for years. *** Most insurance plans accepted. Please call the office if you do not see your plan listed *** He is board certified in ophthalmology, and also has specialized training in Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) and corneal transplants, both traditional and new thin-laser DSAEK. Dr. Asoma also helps patients with dry tired irritated eyes, red eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, growths on the eyes, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, styes, allergies, early macular degeneration. Though he is an excellent surgeon, he knows the importance of preventative eye care and careful planning. He has always had a positive helpful attitude - even before going to Columbia University, he reached Eagle Scout - the highest attainable rank among the Boy Scouts of America.
- Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center
- American Board of Ophthalmology
Education and training
- Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
- State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Residency)
- University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Cornea and Keratorefractive Surgery
Awards and publications
- Michael A.; Baalhaness M, Bradley A, Chamnongvongse P, Greenidge KC, Heath-Phillip ), Brevetti T, Zizi F, Jean-Louis G, Asoma F. Relation Between Acknowledged Glaucoma Risk Factors and Abnormal FDT Field Tests in Population-Based Glaucoma Screening. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 2005, 42: S3657/B15.
- Giovannini MG, Blitzer RD, Wong T, Asoma K, Tsokas P, Morrison JH, Iyengar R, and Landau EM. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Regulates Early Phosphorylation and Delayed Expression of Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in Long-Term Potentiation. Journal of Neuroscience. Sept 2001; 21: 7053 - 7062.
- Decreased Ocular Blood Flow in Patients with Advanced Optic Nerve Cupping. Analysis of Zero Flow 2005-2009 Cryotherapy as a Method to Decrease Recurrence Rates after Pterygium Excision with Amniotic Membrane 2012-present Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Resident Surgical Simulator Performance 2014-present Effect of Topical Interf
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