Meet Dr. Fallano


Dr. Kate Fallano, M.D. joins us from Glaucoma Consultants to provide our York, PA patients with world-class glaucoma care.  Dr. Fallano, a Baltimore native, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after which she completed residency training at University of Rochester Medical Center. She has recently completed her glaucoma fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Fallano has received several awards throughout her training and is an author of numerous publications. She has extensive training and special experience in everything from minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to complex combination surgeries. Dr. Fallano is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society and the Jane Austen Society of North America. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, reading, and baking.

Dr. Fallano sees patients in York, PA scheduled directly through Mid Atlantic Cornea Consultants. For glaucoma care in Towson, MD, please call the Glaucoma Specialists directly.



"But for my part, if a book is well-written, I always find it too short." -Jane Austen


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill



Publications, Presentations, Abstracts and Posters

  • Fallano K, Conner IP, Noecker RJ, and Schuman JS. Cyclodestructive procedures in glaucoma. Chapter 10 in upcoming 4 th edition of Ophthalmology Ed. Myron Yanoff and Jay S. Duker).
  • Fallano K, Bussel I, Kagemann L, Lathrop KL and Loewen N. Training strategies and outcomes of ab interno trabeculectomy with the trabectome. F1000 Research 2017, 6:67.
  • Sharma S, Kwan S, Fallano K et al. Comparison of visual outcomes of non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy in patients with and without diabetes mellitus.Ophthalmology 2017;124:450-455.
  • Fallano K and Loewen NA. New insights into Trabectome. Ophthalmology Management 2017;21:28-33.
    Fallano K, Shareef S. Late onset plate migration and herniation of a glaucoma drainage device in a teenager with retinopathy of prematurity. Glaucoma Today, March/April 2016.
  • Hatef E, Sena DF, Fallano K, Crews J, Do DV. Pneumatic retinopexy versus scleral buckle for repairing simple rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews 2015, Issue 5.
  • Brown RH, Kaczka DW, Fallano K, Shapiro S, Mitzner W. Individual canine airway response variability to a deep inspiration. Clin Med Insights Circ Respir Pulm Med. 2011 Feb 14;5:7-15.
  • Do DV, Fallano K, Adyanthaya R, Nguyen QD. Neovascular age-related macular degeneration. American Academy of Ophthalmology Focal Points Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists. 2010 Dec;28(12).
  • Fallano K, Ibrahim M, Nguyen QD, Do DV. Progressive changes from idiopathic macular telangiectasia seen with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Can J Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec;45(6):649-50.
  • Saha S, Propes B, Fallano K, Do DV. Does microincisional vitrectomy surgery increase the risk for endophthalmitis? Retinal Physician. 2009 Sept;6(7):22-25.
  • Scichilone N, La Sala A, Bellia M, Fallano K, Togias A, Brown RH, Midiri M, Bellia V. The airway response to deep inspirations decreases with COPD severity and is associated with airway distensibility assessed by computed tomography. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Sep;105(3):832-8. Epub 2008 Jul 10.
  • Brown RH, Kaczka DW, Fallano K, Chen S, Mitzner W. Temporal variability in the responses of individual canine airways to methacholine. J Appl Physiol. 2008 May;104(5):1381-6. Epub 2008 Feb 28.
  • Polat JK, Swogger J, Fallano K, Conner IP. Retrospective review of ciliary sulcus versus anterior chamber glaucoma tube shunt implantation. Poster presentation, American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2017.
  • Fallano K, Shareef S. The effect of off-label iStent implantation on intraocular pressure and medication burden. Poster presentation, American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2016.
  • Fallano K, Sorensen S, Desmore V, Czirr E, Ramchandran R. Impact of a tele-medicine diabetic retinopathy screening program on improving visual acuity. Poster presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 2015.
  • Ramchandran RS, Fallano K, Desmore V, Sorensen S. Patient valuation of a teleophthalmology enabled primary care based diabetic retinopathy surveillance program. Poster presentation, American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, July 2014.
  • Edem D, Iyer P, Fallano K, Krug E. Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome presenting as refraftory hypokalemia. Poster presentation, Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, June 2013.
  • Edem D, Iyer P, Fallano K, Krug E. Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome presenting as refraftory hypokalemia. Poster presentation, American College of Physicians Maryland Region Annual Associates Meeting, May 2013.
  • Fallano K, Sharma SM, Wang J, Kwan S, Subramanian PS. Development of clinical markers to avoid unnecessary temporal artery biopsy in giant cell arteritis. Poster presentation, NANOS (North American Neuro-Opthlamology Society) Conference, 2012 (San Antonio, TX).
  • Brown RH, Kaczka DW, Fallano K, Mitzner W. Individual airway size
    variability. American Thoracic Society 2008 International Conference (Toronto). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2008 Apr;177 (Abstracts Issue):A547.
  • Brown RH, Scichilone N, Liu MC, Pygros G, Fallano K. Effects of airway edema on airway distensibility in asthma. Abstract, American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference (San Fransico).
  • Glaucoma surgery. Resident lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, January 18,
  • Primary angle closure. Resident lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, January 10, 2017.
  • Wet lab instructor for residents at the University of Pittsburgh, approximately once per month.
  • Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome during trabeculectomy. University of Rochester QA Rounds, February 2016.
  • Ahmed valve wet lab. University of Rochester sponsored by New World Medical, October 2015.
  • Introduction to eye examination for medical students. University of Rochester School of Medicine, August 2015.
  • OKAP review. University of Rochester Chief Rounds, July 2015.
  • Traumatic CN III palsy. University of Rochester Pediatrics Grand Rounds, April 2015.
  • Pediatric Glaucoma. Rochester Ophthalmology Conference, University of Rochester, March 2015.
  • Orbital sarcoma. University of Rochester Plastics Grand Rounds, November 2014.
  • Congenital glaucoma. University of Rochester Pediatrics Grand Rounds, November 2013.


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