Ilya Leyngold, M.D

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Ophthalmology

College Of Medicine Ophthalmology

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, USF

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-1530

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  • M.D., Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Research Interests

  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brow lift
  • Forehead lift
  • Midface lift
  • Orbital disease and surgery
  • Orbital tumors
  • Orbital and facial fractures
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Orbital decompression surgery
  • Lacrimal disease and surgery
  • Blepharospasm and Hemifacial spasm


  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Member, 2012 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Leyngold, IM.Berbos, ZJ.McCann, JD.Pariseau, B.Leyngold, AR.Anderson, RL. Use of hyaluronic acid gel in the treatment of lagophthalmos in sunken superior sulcus syndrome. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 30(2) : 175-9
  • Leyngold, I.Olivi, A.Ishii, M.Blitz, A.Burger, P.Subramanian, PS.Gallia, G. Acute chiasmal abscess resulting from perineural extension of invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient. World neurosurgery. 81(1) : 203.e1-6, 2014.
  • Gower, EW.Lindsley, K.Nanji, AA.Leyngold, I.McDonnell, PJ. Perioperative antibiotics for prevention of acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 7: CD006364, 2013.
  • Demetriades, AM.Leyngold, IM.D'Anna, S.Eghrari, AO.Emmert, DG.Grant, MP.Merbs, SL. Intraglandular Injection of Botulinum Toxin A Reduces Tear Production in Rabbits. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. , 2012.
  • Leyngold, M.Leyngold, I.Letourneau, PR.Zamboni, WA.Shah, H. Basal cell carcinoma and rhinophyma. Annals of plastic surgery. 61(4) : 410-2, 2008.
  • Lekhanont, K.Leyngold, IM.Suwan-Apichon, O.Rangsin, R.Chuck, RS. Comparison of topical dry eye medications for the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in a botulinum toxin B-induced mouse model. Cornea. 26(1) : 84-9, 2007.
  • Leyngold, I.Baughman, K.Kasper, E.Ardehali, H. Comparison of survival among patients with connective tissue disease and cardiomyopathy (systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and undifferentiated disease). The American journal of cardiology. 100(3) : 513-7, 2007.
  • Antonarakis, ES.Wung, PK.Durand, DJ.Leyngold, I.Meyerson, DA. An atypical complication of atypical pneumonia. The American journal of medicine. 119(10) : 824-7, 2006.
  • Korepanova, A.Douglas, C.Leyngold, I.Logan, TM. N-terminal extension changes the folding mechanism of the FK506-binding protein. Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society. 10(9) : 1905-10, 2001.


  • America's Top Ophthalmologist Award (Consumers' Research Council - 2014)
  • The Stephen Ryan Award in Ophthalmology to the most outstanding medical student entering residency (Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2006)
  • Morton F. Goldberg, MD Scholarship (Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2006)
  • Henry Strong Denison Award in Biomedical Research (Johns Hopkins University - 2004)
  • The Nicholas Iliff Research Grant Award (Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2001)
  • The John Mark Caffrey Memorial Scholarship in Biological Science (Florida State University - 2001)
  • Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry (Florida State University - 2001)
  • American Cancer Society Fellowship Award (Florida State University - 2001)
  • Student Research Excellence Award (Johns Hopkins University - 2001)