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Sarah H. Van Tassel, MD

Sarah H. Van Tassel, MD, is Director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology. Dr. Van Tassel specializes in glaucoma evaluation and treatment, including medical management, laser, and surgical procedures. She also performs cataract surgery and is up-to-date on the latest advances in microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

A native of Missouri, Dr. Van Tassel completed her residency in ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and her fellowship in glaucoma at Duke University.

Dr. Van Tassel’s interests include personalized glaucoma care, surgical outcomes, ophthalmic imaging, and the intersection of mental health and glaucoma. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences, and she has received several academic awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship and the American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists (MAPS) award.

Dr. Van Tassel is passionate about trainee and peer education and is a founding member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Resident Self-Assessment Committee, through which she develops educational materials for ophthalmologists-in-training.


Diagnostics and Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds
Eyecare July 29th, 2022
Diagnostics and Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds

In this talk from Eyes on Glaucoma 2022, Dr. Sarah Van Tassel reviews evolutions in IOP tracking, innovations in imaging, and the latest in drug delivery systems.

Managing IOP Spikes After Cataract Surgery
Eyecare July 19th, 2022
Managing IOP Spikes After Cataract Surgery

Gain insight into the prevalence and causes of IOP elevations after cataract surgery as well as strategies for management.