A note from Dr. Cusick…
This year marks my 10th year with Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania – a time that I have cherished since the beginning. At the same time, I’m excited to tell you that I will be transitioning to a new opportunity in academic medicine this July at the University of Virginia. As a result, I will no longer be available at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania as of July 1, 2020.
There are many days that I see patients for whom I have cared for nearly all of my ten years here. These patient relationships have been incredibly rewarding to me, and I will miss the mutual admiration and respect that we’ve developed over the years.
I also understand that my leaving may cause you to worry about your continued care. Please don’t worry. Know that I have the utmost confidence in my colleagues and their experience, compassion, abilities and patient commitment. You can confidently count on Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania for your care going forward.
I wish I could personally express my gratitude to each of you for trusting me with your care over this past decade. I wish you all the best in the future, as I hope that you’ll wish me luck as I enter the next chapter in what has so far been a wonderful, very rewarding career.
Michael Cusick, MD
Michael Cusick, MD, MHSA, joined Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in 2010 as a specialist in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery.
Dr. Cusick completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. During his medical training, Dr. Cusick worked as a Howard Hughes Scholar in clinical research at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He then completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Cusick then completed a 2-year medical and surgical vitreo-retinal fellowship at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. During his fellowship, he was awarded the Heed Foundation Award and was selected as the Duke Eye Center Hornaday Fellow for excellence in teaching, ethics, and research. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2009 and re-certified in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Cusick earned a Masters in Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University in 2020.
During his career, Dr. Cusick has been active in clinical research. His publications and research activities have included: diabetic macular edema and the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), macular degeneration and the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), retinopathy of prematurity, sickle-cell retinopathy, autoimmune retinopathy, and retained lens fragments after cataract surgery. He has presented his work at national and international meetings including the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
Dr. Cusick specializes in vitreo-retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes (macular puckers), vitreomacular traction syndrome, infectious and noninfectious uveitis, and posterior segment trauma. He is experienced with the most current medical treatments including intraocular injections (Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin, Ozurdex, Jetrea, triamcinolone, dexamethasone, and antibiotics). Dr. Cusick is also experienced with the most modern surgical techniques including retinal lasers, pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckles, small gauge vitrectomy, perfluorocarbon liquid, SF6 and C3F8 gases, and silicone oil for complex retinal detachments. Above all, Dr. Cusick is dedicated to bringing the highest level of care to his patients to provide them with education on their eye disease and the best possible results.
Dr. Cusick is currently on staff at the Pennsylvania Eye & Ear Surgery Center and the Reading Hospital – Tower Health.
His professional memberships include:
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Berks County Medical Society/Pennsylvania Medical Society
- Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology