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Martin Uram, M.D. M.P.H.

Monmouth Retina Consultants NJ | Dr. Uram

Dr. Uram is known worldwide as the inventor of the Ophthalmic Laser Microendoscope, for which he received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award.

A pioneer in the technology of minimally invasive ophthalmic endoscopy and an innovator of Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP), Dr. Uram earned his medical doctorate from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1977. Dr. Uram is a member of the New Jersey Ophthalmic Society and is also the founder and chairman of Endo Optiks Corporation.



 

Education

Medical Degree | 1977
Medical Doctor
Hahnemann Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Program | 1973
Master of Public Health
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate | 1972
Bachelor of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Training

Fellowship | 1981 - 1982
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Retina Service
New York, NY

Residency | 1978 - 1981
Jefferson/Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Internship | 1977 - 1978
Chestnut Hill/Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Employment Affiliations

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
New York, New York

Lenox Hill Hospital
Department of Ophthalmology
New York, NY

New York University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
New York, New York

Riverview Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Red Bank, NJ

Monmouth Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Long Branch, NJ

Ocean Eye Surgery Center
Toms River, NJ

Retina Consultants Surgery Center
Medical Director
Little Silver, NJ

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology | 1982
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners | 1978

Awards

  • New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor | 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Achievement Award, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology | 2010
  • Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award – Medicine: Ophthalmic Laser Endoscope | 1994
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology | 2004

Books

Uram M, Endoscopic Surgery in Ophthalmology. Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 2004

Uram M, Endoscopic Surgery in Ophthalmology. Second Edition (in progress)

Study Investigator

Richard - James Company /ALCON Surgical, “SILICONE OIL IN VITREO-RETINAL SURGERY”

Syntex, “GANCICLOVIR FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS RETINITIS”

Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, “RETINAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION IN HUMANS”

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow American Academy of Opthalmology
  • Fellow American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Fellow American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Fellow New York Laser Society
  • Member New Jersey Opthalmic Society

Publications

Tan JCH, Francis BA, Uram M, et al. Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and Pars Plana Ablation
(ECP-Plus) to Treat Refractory Glaucoma. Journal of Glaucoma 2015

Francis BA, Kwon J, Uram M, et al. Endoscopic Ophthalmic Surgery of the Anterior Segment.
Survey of Ophthalmology 2013,110:305-326

Uram M, Endoscopic Fluorescein Angiography of the Ciliary Body in Glaucoma Management.
Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1996;27:174-178

Uram M, Endoscopic Fluorescein Angiography, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1996;27:174-178

Uram M, Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation in the Management of Aphakic and Pseudophakic
Glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science 1996;37:262

Uram M, Illuminated Laser Probe. Archives of Ophthalmology, 1995;113:263-4

Uram M, Endoscopic Management of Glaucoma. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology,
1995;11:19-29

Uram M, Combined Phacoemulsification, Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation, and Intraocular
Lens Insertion in Glaucoma Management. Ophthalmic Surgery 1995; 26:346-352

Uram M, Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation in Glaucoma Management: Indications, Results,
and Complications. Ophthalmic Practice 1995;13:173-185

Uram M, Diode laser Endocyclodestruction. Ophthalmic Surgery 1994;25:268-269

Uram M, Laser Endoscope Management of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy. Ophthalmology
1994;1404 -1408

Uram M, Transcleral Nd:YAG Laser Cyclodestruction, Ophthalmic Surgery 1993;24 :133

Uram M, Ophthalmic Laser Microendoscope in the Management of Neovascular Glaucoma.
Ophthalmology 1992; Volume 99, Number 12, December 1992

Uram M, Ophthalmic Laser Microendoscope Endophotocoagulation. Ophthalmology 1992;
Volume 99, Number 12,December 1992

L.E. Magargal, R.E. Goldberg, M.Uram, J.R. Gonder, G.C. Brown, Recurrent Microhyphema in
the Pseudophakic Eye. Ophthalmology 1983;90:1231-4

Uram M, Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Cutaneous Manifestations. J. Clinical Neuro Ophthalmology.
1982;2:245-248

M. Lebwohl, D. DiStefano, M. Uram, L. Yannuzzi, Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum and Mitral Valve
Prolapse. New England Journal of Medicine. 1982;307:228-31

Uram M, Letter to the Editor, Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum, New England Journal of Medicine.
1982;307:1453

Y. Fisher, A. Turtz, M. Gold, B. Cohen, M. Uram, Use of Sodium Hyaluronate in Reformation and
Reconstruction of the Persistent Flat Anterior Chamber in the Presence of Severe Hypotony.
Ophthalmic Surgery. 1982; 13:819-21

Patents & Inventions

Uram M, “Autoclavable Fiberoptic Endoscope,” U.S. Patent, October 2004

Uram M, “Contact Laser Video Endoscope,” U.S. Patent, December 1998

Uram M, “Illuminated Laser Probe,” U.S. Patent, January 1994

Uram M, “Combined Endoscopy and Laser Console,” U.S. Patent, June 1994

Uram M, “Ophthalmic Aspirating Endoscope,” U.S. Patent, February 1993

Uram M, “Surgical Laser Endoscope,” U.S. Patent, June 1992

Uram M, “Single Use Disposable Laser Endoscope,” U.S. Patent Pending, Filed

Surgical Consoles

  • Endo Optiks Microprobe with FDA and international clearances
  • Endo Optiks E2 (image, xenon light,810nm 2watt laser)FDA/international clearances
  • Endo Optiks E3 (image, xenon light 810nm15watt laser)FDA/international clearances
  • Endo Optiks E3 Multiwave (image, xenon light, laser at 532nm, 690nm, 1064nm) with FDA / international clearances
  • Endo Optiks E3 MH Multiwave ( same as above but with metal halide light source)
  • Endo Optiks E4 (image and xenon light) FDA and international clearances
  • Endo Optiks EON (image, xenon light,810nm laser) Third generation under development