Theodore Perl, MD
Theodore Perl, MD is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and is fellowship-trained in corneal and refractive surgery. He earned his degree from Chicago Medical School. After his residency at Rush University Medical Center and graduate training from Harvard Medical School, he completed a two-year fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Perl specializes in the treatment of external eye diseases, LASIK, cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery. He has performed more than 12,000 corneal and refractive procedures. Dr. Perl was named as one of New Jersey’s “Top Docs” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and a “Star Surgeon” by VISX Incorporated (AMO), placing him in the top 5% of LASIK surgeons nationwide.
In his personal life, Dr. Perl has a passion for aviation. He has over 35 years of flying experience and a commercial/instrument pilot rating. Dr. Perl is a member of Angel Flight Southeast (AFSE), a nonprofit organization of more than 1,000 volunteer pilots who utilize their own aircraft.
E. Lillian Cheng, MD
E. Lillian Cheng, MD, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, joined Corneal Associates of New Jersey as an associate in June 2008 after completing her Cornea Fellowship at the practice.
Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Cheng was the Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and art history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Cheng is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Cheng is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Along with corneal transplant surgery and laser vision correction, including LASIK, Dr. Cheng specializes in cataract surgery and premium lens implants.
Steven Sorkin, OD
Steven Sorkin, OD, graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from State University of New York College of Optometry. He then completed an externship in ocular disease at OMNI Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia and a primary care optometry externship at Walson Air Force Hospital in Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Dr. Sorkin has received multiple clinical honors and has participated in many contact lens related studies. He lectures extensively on contact lenses, dry eyes, and allergies and has a special interest in difficult to fit contact lens patients, such as those with keratoconus or post surgical cases. Dr Sorkin frequently lectures on ocular allergy, ocular therapeutics, corneal disease and contact lenses.
Dr. Sorkin currently serves as president of the Essex County Optometric Society and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.
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