Claire E. Fraser, MD

Practice areas

Practice areas

Clinical interests

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Trauma
  • Uveitis

Claire E. Fraser, MD


My name is Claire Fraser; I graduated from Princeton University, and earned my medical and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University. I completed my residency in Ophthalmology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, and a fellowship in VitreoRetinal Surgery at the University of Kentucky and Retina Associates of Kentucky. I am board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

My clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis, trauma, and retinal detachment.

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center

Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
VitreoRetinal Surgery, University of Kentucky and Retina Associates of Kentucky

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Ophthalmology

Advanced Eye Care

Shriners Medical Center
Fourth and Fifth Floors
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington KY 40508

Call 859-323-5867
Fax 859-323-8510

(Primary eye care and all subspecialty eye care)

Starting March 20, appointments will be scheduled at the new Shriner's location.

UK HealthCare Parking Garage (Parking Structure #8) is directly behind Shriners Medical Center.

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Advanced Eye Care

UK Manchester Eye Care
231 White St.
Manchester KY 40962

Call 606-598-2219

(Primary eye care, retina and vitreous disorders) 

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Advanced Eye Care

Kentucky Eye Institute
Suite 200
333 Beacon Hill Road
Morehead KY 40351

Call 606-784-3393
Call 800-593-9366 (toll free)

(Retina and vitreous disorders)

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Advanced Eye Care

Huffman & Huffman
Suite 250
355 Langdon St.
Somerset KY 42503

Call 606-679-7461

(Cornea and external diseases, glaucoma, retina and vitreous disorders, oculofacial plastic surgery)

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Advanced Eye Care

Huffman & Huffman
503 N. Main St.
London KY 40741

Call 606-877-1877

(Corneal and external diseases, glaucoma, retinal and vitreous disorders, oculofacial plastic surgery) 

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  1. Fraser CE, Petrakos P, Lelli GJ. Adjunctive re-dilation for early cicatrization after punctoplasty. Orbit. 2012 Oct; 31(5):313-5. PMID: 22616663.
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  2. Darnell JC, Van Driesche SJ, Zhang C, Hung KY, Mele A, Fraser CE, Stone EF, Chen C, Fak JJ, Chi SW, Licatalosi DD, Richter JD, Darnell RB. FMRP stalls ribosomal translocation on mRNAs linked to synaptic function and autism. Cell. 2011 Jul 22; 146(2):247-61. PMID: 21784246.
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  3. Darnell JC, Fraser CE, Mostovetsky O, Darnell RB. Discrimination of common and unique RNA-binding activities among Fragile X mental retardation protein paralogs. Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Sep 1; 18(17):3164-77. PMID: 19487368.
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  4. Darnell JC, Fraser CE, Mostovetsky O, Stefani G, Jones TA, Eddy SR, Darnell RB. Kissing complex RNAs mediate interaction between the Fragile-X mental retardation protein KH2 domain and brain polyribosomes. Genes Dev. 2005 Apr 15; 19(8):903-18. PMID: 15805463.
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  5. Stefani G, Fraser CE, Darnell JC, Darnell RB. Fragile X mental retardation protein is associated with translating polyribosomes in neuronal cells. J Neurosci. 2004 Aug 18; 24(33):7272-6. PMID: 15317853.
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