David Almeida in the Media

Many thanks to my good friend and superb retina specialist, Dr Keyvan Koushan, for having me as a guest on episode 50 of The Retina Channel Podcast!

We discussed our Advanced VitreoRetinal Analytics (AVRA) mathematical model based on Newtonian mechanics to analyze vision recovery of different anti-VEGF medications.

You can find the MP3 direct download here.

You can find The Retina Channel Podcast website here.

Many thanks to Paul Wagner and Erie News Now for featuring our practice, Erie Retinal Surgery, on the Giving You the Business segment that aired on 5 October 2020. Here is the video they produced at our office.

Erie Retinal Surgery has been helping people deal with vision problems and treating all aspects of vitreoretinal disease since 1984. You can find the video here or by clicking the link above.


You can also find the entire Erie News Now article on Erie Retinal Surgery here.


This summer of the pandemic,  I completed the Great Virtual Road Race Across Tennessee. I ran 1,000 kilometers across Tennessee, from the very southwestern tip of the state, to the very northeastern tip of the state. I started May 1st and finished on July 31st.

Many thanks to Laz, Durb & Brad for putting together the virtual race of the summer!

I want to personally dedicate this run to #BlackLivesMatter.

Keep on moving for progress against racial and social injustice. Apathy is not an option! 

Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Medical Society for the “Everyday Hero” Award I received in July 2020!

I’m very grateful, humbled and honored to receive this award!

More than anything – happy for all the money we raised for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Erie PA – and dedicate this award to all my healthcare colleagues who continue to weather every storm.

You can find the complete press release from the PA Medical Society here.


You can find the video created by the PA Medical Society here.

Many thanks to Mike Copper and GoErie.com for covering and supporting my 50 mile run on Saturday 23 May 2020!


We raised $5480 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Erie PA and surpassed our original goal of $500 tenfold.

Sincere thanks to my wife Jasmine and my three wonderful kids Max, Leo & Paloma who served admirably as my crew throughout the day! Thanks to my coach Dr Rick Kattouf and all the miles we continue to cover.

And many thanks to family, friends, colleagues and the City of Erie for all the kind and generous support!

You can find the article here.


It was a real privilege to be part of New Retina Radio’s ongoing COVID-19 series. On Tuesday 19 May 2020, we discussed which protocols have changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. More importantly, we assessed which of those procedures are here to stay and which will disappear as the pandemic subsides.

The webcast was hosted by the distinguished John Kitchens MD and I was part of a roundtable panel with friends and colleagues Murtaza “Moo” Adam MD & Christina Weng MD MBA.

Many thanks to New Retina Radio for putting together this relevant discussion on the future of retina practice!

You can find the episode here.

You can download the audio podcast version here.

You can watch the webcast here.

Many thanks to Mike Copper and GoErie.com for their feature: Erie eye doctor plans to run 50 miles for charity! It details my unofficial 50 mile run around Erie County on Saturday 23 May 2020 which will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania and the only food bank in the region. Second Harvest distributes millions of pounds of grocery products each year to hundreds of nonprofit member agencies that directly serve people facing hard times in 11 counties. My fundraising page is here.

You can find the story here.

Many thanks to The Ophthalmologist for publishing my interview, Reflections of a Global Chameleon: How working in different parts of the world influenced my outlook on the most important aspects of life as an ophthalmologist.

With an MD from Canada, a PhD from Europe and an MBA from the USA, I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to train with a number of wonderful friends and colleagues! Here I reflect on the different attitudes and share the lessons learnt from practicing in different parts of the world.

You can find it in the November 2018 issue of The Ophthalmologist here.

It was a real pleasure to be on The Retina Channel Podcast! Many thanks to Dr Keyvan Koushan for the invite and a lively discussion on our recent publication regarding endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents.

You can find me on Episode 11: Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections with Dr. David Almeida.

Visit The Retina Channel website or click on the player below. You can also listen & subscribe to The Retina Channel Podcast on  iTunes.

It’s a real honor and many thanks for the selection to Mpls. St.Paul Magazine’s Rising Stars Top Doctors of 2018!