Rochester, Minnesota


Iezzi.Raymond@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Raymond Iezzi Jr., M.D., conducts preclinical and clinical translational trials in several ophthalmology-related areas.

Dr. Iezzi's clinical interests include retinal degenerative diseases as well as all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery, with a special interest in complex retinal detachment repair associated with diabetes, trauma and proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Focus areas

  • Nanoparticle-based intraocular drug delivery
  • Nanocomposite-based biosensors
  • Pharmacologic approaches to retinal neuroprotection
  • Retinal prosthesis development
  • Physiology

Significance to patient care

Dr. Iezzi's research will benefit patient care by introducing new methods of slowing retinal degeneration in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and complex trauma. His work in the field of retinal prosthesis will eventually lead to methods for restoring vision in patients with advanced retinal degeneration.

Professional highlights

  • Visionary Award, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Ophthalmological Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness
  • Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation
  • Ophthalmology Fellowship, The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
  • Knapp Fellowship, Herman Knapp Testimonial Fund
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


  1. Fellowship - Vitreoretinal Surgery Wayne State University School of Medicine
  2. Resident - Ophthalmology The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York Medical College
  3. Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering Bioinstrumentation and Physiologic Systems Master's Thesis: Biofeedback Modulation of Human Visual Evoked Potentials Graduate School of Engineering, Rutgers University
  4. Internship - Internal Medicine Winthrop University Hospital
  5. MD - Doctor of Medicine New York Medical College
  6. BA - Biology - Neuroscience Honor's Thesis: Retinal Ganglion Cell Receptive Field Analysis of Pattern Reversal Stimuli in Rana Pipiens Rutgers University

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