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Retina and Vitreous Specialist


Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Michael A. Klufas, MD

Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University


Faculty Appointments


  • Associate, Mid Atlantic Retina, August 2016 – Present

Attending Surgeon, Wills Eye Hospital Retina Service

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, July 2014 – July 2016

Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Postgraduate Training


  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow, July 2014 – July 2016

Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California, Los Angeles, CA


  • Ophthalmology Resident, July 2011 – June 2014

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, New York, NY


  • Transitional Year Intern, June 2010 – June 2011

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY



  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Doctor of Medicine, academic distinction, June 2010

Honors in Research


  • Brown University, Providence, RI

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, May 2006

Honors in Neuroscience

About me

Dr. Michael Klufas specializes in the treatment and management of vitreoretinal diseases with a focus on treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal imaging, clinical trials, pediatric vitreoretinal disorders including retinopathy of prematurity and innovative vitreoretinal surgical techniques and device development.

Dr. Klufas is board certified and  of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Klufas completed his residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. 

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Mid Atlantic Retina

840 Walnut Street

10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tel: 800-331-6634

Dr. Klufas is currently accepting new patients at Mid Atlantic Retina. 
To make an appointment, please call 800-331-6634, or use the form below. 

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  • Fellow Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Ophthalmology (2016)

  • Allergan FIRST (Fostering Innovative Retina Stars of Tomorrow) Program (2016)

  • John and Theiline McCone Fellow at UCLA Stein Eye Institute (2015)

  • UCLA Robert E. Christensen, MD Research Award Grant for Development of a Novel Instrument for Scleral Buckling (2015)

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) National Eye Institute (NEI) Travel Grant to present at Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2015)

  • Thelma and William Brand Fellow & Abe Meyer Memorial Fellow at UCLA Stein Eye Institute (2014)

  • Weill Cornell Resident Research Award, Evaluation of Compounded Bevacizumab Prepared for Intravitreal Injection (2014)

  • Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award (2013)

  • AAO Winner of Best EyeWiki article, Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma (2012)

  • Outstanding Presentation Award at New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Ophthalmology Residents’ Night, The Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis: The Weill Cornell Experience (2012)

  • William C. Thro Memorial Prize, Weill Cornell Medical College (2010)

  • Dr. Milton B. Rosenbluth International Fellow for ophthalmologic studies at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Moshi, Tanzania (2010)

  • Weill Cornell Medical College Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society (2009)

clinical interests

Dr. Klufas has expertise in the following:

  • Intravitreal injections for macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusion

  • Vitreoretinal surgery

    • Pars plana vitrectomy​

      • Epiretinal membrane / macular pucker​

      • Macular hole​

      • Vitreous hemorrhage 

      • Retinal detachment 

      • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy / diabetic vitrectomy

    • Scleral buckling 

    • Complex retinal detachment repair with proliferative vitreoretinopathy

  • Diagnosis & management of all retinal conditions

    • Floaters/posterior vitreous detachment

    • Macular edema

    • Central serous chorioretinopathy

    • Hereditary retinal degenerations (Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa, rod-cone dystrophies)

    • Choroidal lesions including choroidal nevus, uveal melanoma, choroidal hemangioma

  • Clinical trials

  • Retinal imaging including widefield imaging

  • Pediatric retina

    • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

    • Pediatric retinal detachment

    • Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)

    • Persistent fetal vasculature

    • Retinoblastoma

    • Coats' disease

"My priority is to deliver accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of vitreoretinal diseases with the goal of successful outcomes and an outstanding patient experience. Whether it is in one of our offices or the operating room, the patient is always treated with compassion and care." - Dr. Michael Klufas

publications & videos
Dr. Klufas has published over 50 papers and book chapters and is an invited reviewer for several journals. He is the Retina Chief of and on the Editorial Board of New Retina MD.
For a full list of Dr. Klufas' publications, please use the contact form to request a copy of his C.V. 
Surgical Cases Performed By Dr. Klufas

Surgical Cases Performed By Dr. Klufas

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