Edward J. Holland, MD is the Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He is a co-author of Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film and Cornea, 3rd Edition, the most highly read textbook on corneal disease and surgery.
Dr. Holland attended the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and trained in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Iowa, and then completed a second fellowship in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Holland formerly served as the President for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2011-2012. He was a former member of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also been the Secretariat of the Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Holland was awarded the Life Achievement Honor Award at the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Dr. Holland has served as the Chair of the Eye Bank Association and was the former Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the Eye Bank Association of America as well as past President of the Cornea Society and has previously served on its Board of Directors.
Dr. Holland has received both the Senior Achievement Award and the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was awarded the Binkhorst medal by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Estelle Doheny Living Tribute Award-USC, The Vision Award, and the Paton Society Award given by the Eye Bank Association of America. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America and is a U.S. News Top Doctor in the top 1% of his specialty. He has a national and international reputation for his knowledge and expertise in the field of cornea and external disease, and is frequently invited to lecture both nationally and internationally. Dr. Holland is the author of over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
As the Director of Cornea Services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Dr. Holland has attracted worldwide referrals for medical and surgical corneal problems and for stem cell transplantation. His clinical interests include corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, ocular surface transplantation, and refractive surgery.