Charles Niles, M.D.
Charles Niles, M.D.

Dr. Charles Niles is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been in practice at Ophthalmology Associates since he returned from the Toronto University as the first Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist in Western New York.  He specializes in both glaucoma and cataract surgery.

Dr. Niles is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UB Medical School. He continues to do research and most recently completed research on the effect of laser assisted cataract surgery on intraocular pressure, accepted for presentation at the National Meeting of the American Glaucoma Society.  Using a grant from the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus he started the Student Sight Savers program, which screened patients in underserved areas of Western New York for glaucoma.

Dr. Niles has participated in international medical efforts to combat glaucoma by traveling with ORBIS (The Flying Eye Hospital.)

Dr. Charles Niles remains involved with the UB Medical School as a Past President of the Medical Alumni Association, and is currently Chairman of the Circle of Visionaries, helping raise money for the new UB Medical School campus.  Dr. Niles is also a Past President of the Buffalo Ophthalmologic Society.

Dr. Niles played a lead volunteer role in the Build the Vision campaign at the University of Buffalo, serving as co-chair of the Circle of Visionaries giving society. Members of this giving society made gifts of $100,000 or more to the Jacobs School during the campaign. In this key role, Dr. Charles Niles identified, engaged and encouraged others to give at this special time in the school’s history, helping to secure numerous leadership gifts from alumni and members of the community.

Dr. Niles uses a myriad of both laser and surgical techniques to customize patient care.  These include laser assisted cataract surgery with multifocal and toric intraocular lenses for cataract patients. To customize Glaucoma therapy, Dr. Niles uses several different types of laser technologies and many surgically implantable glaucoma devices.  Charles R. Niles MD is the leading glaucoma specialist in Buffalo, Williamsville, and the surrounding Western NY areas.