Adam J. Cohen, M.D.

Adam J. Cohen, M.D.

Adam J. Cohen, M.D.


Conditions & Procedures


Skin Cancer, Thyroid Eye Disease


Blepharoplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Botox, Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Ectropion Repair, Eye Socket (Orbital) Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Forehead Lift, Midface (Cheek) Lift, Tear Duct (Lacrimal) Surgery

General Information




Independent Practitioner


Neuro-Ophthalmology, Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery



Board Certified


Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Albany Medical College, 1996


Staten Island University Hospital-South, 1997


Staten Island University Hospital-South, 1998
Nassau County Medical Center, 2001


University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Healthcare, 2002
Providence Hospital - Southfield, 2004



Art of Eyes

2591 Compass Rd.
Suite 115
Glenview, IL 60026
847.834.0391 fax

This location is not wheelchair accessible.


For information on the insurance plans this provider accepts:
  • Call: 847.834.0390


  • Compressive Optic Neuropathy Secondary to a Lateral Rectus Muscle Dermoid Cyst.

    Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery 2014 May 14

    Authors: Tannan A,
    A 48-year-old man presented 2 weeks after sudden OS vision loss. On examination, the patient had decreased OS visual acuity, an ipsilateral afferent pupil defect, and proptosis. MRI of the orbit with and without gadolinium showed a large, enhancing heterogeneous mass extending to the orbital apex. Uncomplicated resection was performed and pathology was consistent with a dermoid cyst. Postoperatively, the patient had improved visual acuity and minimal lateral rectus dysfunction. There are only 4 reported cases of dermoid cysts located within the lateral rectus muscle, albeit this is the first case describing a compressive optic neuropathy in the setting of an orbital dermoid cyst.
    PMID: 24833454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Lacrimal canaliculitis.

    Saudi journal of ophthalmology : official journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society 2014 Jan

    Authors: Zaveri J,
    Canaliculitis is an uncommon, often misdiagnosed diagnosis because canaliculitis can mimic many other common ocular conditions. Canaliculitis should be appropriately diagnosed and treated to avoid recurrent inflammation and possible obstruction of the upper portion of the lacrimal system. This review will serve as a concise resource to aid in diagnosis and provide updated management options.
    PMID: 24526851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Unrepaired tetralogy of fallot with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries in an adult patient.

    Congenital heart disease

    Authors: Antonetti I,
    Tetralogy of Fallot is characterized by a ventricular septal defect, a large, overriding aorta, subpulmonic stenosis, and right ventricular hypertrophy. These lesions can be associated with abnormal development of the pulmonary vasculature. This can include peripheral pulmonic stenosis, discontinuous pulmonary arteries, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and the development of aortopulmonary collateral vessels. Aortopulmonary collateral vessels develop to supply underperfused areas of the pulmonary bed and pose a unique and challenging problem at the time of surgical repair, which involves closure of the ventricular septal defect, relief of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, maintenance of pulmonary valve competency when possible, and establishment of laminar pulmonary blood flow to all segments of the pulmonary bed. We describe a 36-year-old man with unrepaired tetralogy of Fallot with distinctive aortopulmonary collaterals, who underwent complete surgical repair with good outcome. Two-dimensional echocardiogram, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac catheterization each provided vital details allowing a stepwise approach to defining his unique anatomy for surgical correction.
    PMID: 22176554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Primary and secondary lacrimal canaliculitis: a review of literature.

    Survey of ophthalmology

    Authors: Freedman JR,
    Canaliculitis is an uncommon inflammation of the proximal lacrimal drainage system that is frequently misdiagnosed. It classically presents with symptoms of unilateral conjunctivitis, mucopurulent discharge, medial canthal inflammation, epiphora, and a red, pouting punctum. We summarize the literature on canaliculitis published from antiquity to the modern era and explore therapeutic options.
    PMID: 21620429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Lateral bilobed flap for anterior lamellar eyelid reconstruction.

    Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery

    Authors: Cohen AJ,
    To describe anterior lamellar lower eyelid reconstruction with a laterally based bilobed flap.
    A retrospective study of 11 patients who underwent lower eyelid anterior lamellar reconstruction with or without posterior lamellar grafting following tumor excision within a 2-year timeframe were reviewed.
    Seven women and 4 men (age range, 46.8-95.3 years; mean age, 74.1 years) were included in the study. Nine patients had basal cell carcinoma, and 2 patients had squamous cell carcinoma. The mean defect size was 5.2 cm. Four patients who underwent concomitant posterior lamellae reconstruction were included. Follow-up averaged 10.2 months. No infections, flap failure, or lagophthalmos were found postoperatively. One patient developed medial ectropion.
    A laterally based bilobed flap should be thought of as an effective choice for lower eyelid anterior lamellar reconstruction.
    PMID: 20305503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Current attitudes regarding treatment of agitation and psychosis in dementia.

    The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2009 Feb

    Authors: Weinberg DA,
    To histologically evaluate the outcome of mucous membrane grafts to the eyelid.
    Case series of 31 eyes from 24 patients who underwent transplantation of hard palate (25 eyes), buccal (1 eye), or nasal turbinate (5 eyes) mucosa to the posterior eyelid surface. These grafts were biopsied at 0.5 months to 84 months (mean, 20 months) postoperatively. They were examined with light microscopy and compared with either the donor mucosa from the same patient (2 patients) or the typical donor site histology (22 patients).
    Graft biopsies revealed general epithelial morphology that was quite similar to the respective donor sites in virtually all cases. Six (25%) of 24 hard palate graft biopsies, which were obtained at 8 months to 49 months (mean, 22 months) postoperatively, displayed orthokeratosis alternating with parakeratosis, while 12 (50%) demonstrated parakeratosis alone, and another 6 (25%) showed adjacent regions of parakeratotic and nonkeratinized epithelium. No hard palate grafts showed complete absence of keratinization after transplantation. Other significant findings included loss of goblet cells in nasal turbinate grafts and few submucosal glands remaining in any specimen.
    Full-thickness mucosal grafts typically maintain their native epithelial morphology following transplantation to the ocular surface. Submucosal glands usually do not survive transplantation, which could be the result of intentional thinning of the graft at the time of transplantation. Contrary to the opinion that hard palate graft epithelium usually undergoes metaplasia from keratinized to nonkeratinized within 6 months following transplantation to the eye, all hard palate grafts in this study remained orthokeratotic and/or parakeratotic.
    PMID: 19155750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Oculoplastic and orbital surgery.

    Ophthalmology clinics of North America 2006 Jun

    Authors: Cohen AJ,
    Familiarity with facial anatomy, anesthetic agents, and techniques allows the surgeon to maximize his or her surgical success. Reduction of perioperative complications such as an uncooperative or agitated patient may be reduced with proper anesthesia techniques. This ultimately leads to higher success rates and increased patient and physician satisfaction.
    PMID: 16701163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Cranial bone grafting for orbital reconstruction: is it still the best?

    The Journal of craniofacial surgery 2005 Jan

    Authors: Kelly CP,
    A variety of etiologies may result in functional and aesthetic deficiencies requiring orbital reconstruction. These are discussed, as are some of the possible repair techniques. In the current study, a randomized, retrospective chart review of one surgeon's experience with orbital reconstruction using cranial bone grafts was performed. The results of the chart reviews are presented, including preoperative diagnosis, clinical signs and symptoms, and postoperative findings. This study allowed a comparison and contrast to be made between exogenous materials and autogenous bone for orbital reconstruction. The differences between cranial and iliac bone as autogenous sources of reconstructive material were examined. The study indicates that cranial bone grafting for reconstruction of the orbit remains the material of choice.
    PMID: 15699673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Re: "Two-step orbital reconstruction in neurofibromatosis type I with a matched implant and exenteration".

    Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery 2004 Sep

    PMID: 15377919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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