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The Best Opthamologists in America

OPTHAMOLOGISTS | EYE DOCTORS

in AMERICA:

Below you will find a list of some of the best opthamologists in America. The list is of course incomplete, as the field of ophthalmology is constantly changing and to list ALL competent opthalmologists in America would be a very long list indeed. This list, however, describes a number of opthamologists who you can be sure are in the very top of their field and who have many years of clinical and theoretical work behind them:

OPTHALMOLOGISTS:

Stanley Chang, MD (Harkness Eye Institute, Opthamologist in New York). Doctor Chang is chairman of the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University and on staff at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. His areas of expertise include complex retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders. Doctor Chang developed several revolutionary surgical approaches to treat complicated forms of retinal detachment and he was the first to use perfluoropropane gas in the management of retinal detachment worsened by scar tissue proliferation. He has made a major contribution to the development of perfluorocarbon liquids for vitreoretinal surgery in general.
Doctor Chang earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and his fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Doctor Chang is a recipient of the 2005 Kreissig Award and the W.H. Helmerich Award from the Vitreous Society.

Steve Charles, MD (Charles Retina Institute,Opthamologist in  Memphis). Doctor Charles is founder of the Charles Retina Institute. He is a mechanical and electrical engineer who holds 103 patents or patents pending. He received the Wacker Medal from the Club Jules Gonin and the first Founders Medal from the Vitreous Society. Ocular Surgery News named him one of the top ten innovators in the past 25 years. He is on the editorial board of Retina and a reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology and other peer reviewed journals.
Doctor Charles earned his MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and a residency the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, followed by a two-year clinical associate appointment at the National Eye Institute. He is a clinical professor at the University of Tennessee and an adjunct professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

David F. Chang, MD (Peninsula Eye Surgery Center, Mountain View, Opthamologist in California.). Doctor Chang is managing partner of the Peninsula Eye Surgery Center and is in private practice in Los Altos, Calif., focusing on cataract and intraocular lens implants. He was the first U.S. surgeon to implant the light-adjustable artificial lens and the first dual-optic accommodating IOL. Doctor Chang has designed a number of popular cataract surgical instruments that bear his name and are used worldwide. He served as program chairman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting from 2004-2009.

With an MD from Harvard Medical School, Doctor Chang completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and has written the textbook, “Mastering Refractive IOLs.” Doctor Chang will serve as president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2012.Robert Cionni (Eye Institute of Utah, Salt Lake City). Doctor Cionni is medical director of the Eye Institute of Utah. He has championed advanced cataract and implant techniques and was one of the first surgeons in the Midwest to perform sutureless cataract surgery. Doctor Cionni has focused on traumatic cataract, congenital lens subluxation and disease-induced zonular weakness, designing implants and new surgical techniques. Patients with ocular injuries are referred from all over the world for his opinion and surgical expertise.
Doctor Cionni earned his MD from the University of Cincinnati and completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville and a fellowship in cataract and implant surgery at Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Stephen C. Coleman, MD (ColemanVision, Opthamologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico.). Doctor Coleman practices at ColemanVision, where he focuses on LASIK surgery. He is among a select few U.S. eye surgeons instructing other physicians on the use of the VISX laser system and he has been part of an ongoing FDA study evaluating WaveFront technology for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Doctor Coleman earned his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed advanced specialized training in surgery of the eye at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York. He served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force in Europe. He frequently performs eye surgeries in third-world countries and recently spent six weeks in India operating on patients at the Aravind Eye Hospital, the world’s largest non-profit eye institution.

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD (Jules Stein Eye Institute, Opthamologist in LA, Los Angeles). Doctor Coleman is director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute Mobile Eye Clinic. She focuses on glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She is executive editor of glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and is currently the principal investigator of a collaborative multi-site study on the incidence of AMD in elderly women, funded by the National Eye Institute. She is also a consultant to the FDA’s ophthalmic devices panel and chairs the glaucoma subcommittee of the National Eye Health Education Program of the NIH.

Doctor Coleman earned her MD from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She is a professor of ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Scott W. Cousins, MD (Duke Eye Center, Opthamologist in Durham, North Carolina.). Doctor Cousins directs the Duke Center for Macular Diseases in the Duke University Eye Center. He is a retina-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and research of macular diseases. His clinical practice focuses on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases. Doctor Cousins is developing blood tests and new imaging technologies for the identification of patients who are at high risk for developing complications of macular degeneration.
Doctor Cousins earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and his vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is the Robert Machemer professor of ophthalmology at Duke University.

Alan Crandall (Moran Eye Center, Opthamologist in Salt Lake City). Doctor Crandall is director of glaucoma and cataract at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He has expertise in trabeculoplasty and laser cyclophotocoagulation and is involved in numerous clinical research studies at the Moran Eye Center. Doctor Crandall is president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has presented in many countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela, Vietnam, Brazil and England. He has also published more than 100 papers for peer review and more than 10 medical books or chapters.
He earned his MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Steven J. Dell, MD (Texan Eye, Austin, Opthamologist in Texas). Doctor Dell is director of Refractive and Corneal Surgery for Texan Eye, which focuses on cataract & LASIK surgery. He is the inventor of the Dell Astigmatism Marker, the Dell Fixation Ring and the Dell PlumeSafe Ophthalmic Evacuation System and Handpiece. Doctor Dell is an award-winning lecturer, textbook author and editor. He has performed more than 20,000 surgical procedures and conducted research on the latest advances in eye surgery, often serving as an investigator for studies sponsored by the FDA.
Doctor Dell earned his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University. The physician-readers of the medical journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today chose him one of the top 50 opinion leaders in cataract and refractive surgery.

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD (LASIK Long Island, Opthamologist in Long Island, NYC). Doctor Donnenfeld was one of the original investigators of the excimer laser. He has performed more refractive surgeries and has trained more surgeons to perform refractive surgery than any other doctor in the New York City area. More LASIK surgeons have chosen Doctor Donnenfeld to perform refractive surgery on their own eyes than have chosen all other surgeons combined. He designed and patented four instruments for refractive surgery use.
Doctor Donnenfeld earned his MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and his fellowship in anterior segment & refractive surgery and cornea & external disease at Wills Eye Hospital. He was chosen as the 2005 National Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year by the journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

Pravin U. Dugel, MD (Retinal Consultants of Arizona, Opthamologist in Phoenix). Doctor Dugel is managing partner of Retinal Consultants of Arizona and founding member of Spectra Eye Institute in Sun City, Ariz. He was co-investigator in National Eye Institute research studies and in several multicenter studies. Doctor Dugel has authored more than 30 papers and book chapters and is the first person to receive both the Heed Foundation and the Ronald G. Michels Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship awards.
Doctor Dugel earned his MD from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency and his fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the Doheny Eye Institute at USC School of Medicine. He completed another fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Daniel S. Durrie, MD (Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Opthamologist in Kansas.). Doctor Durrie is founder of Durrie Vision, specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery. He has been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Refractive Surgeons in America” and one of the “50 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World.” Durrie Vision Research is one of the few centers in the country to be chosen to conduct FDA clinical trials. Doctor Durrie has given the prestigious Distinguished Lans Lectureship at the International Society of Refractive Surgery and has been a Barraquer Lecturer at the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Doctor Durrie earned his MD and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska and completed a Corneal Fellowship with Filkins Eye Institute in Omaha, Neb. He serves as a clinical professor and director of refractive surgery services at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Paul H. Ernest, MD (TLC Michigan, Adrian, Opthamologist in Michigan.) Doctor Ernest is a LASIK and cataract surgeon. Doctor Ernest worked with Edward J. Holland, MD, at the Cincinnati Eye Institute to develop a predictable treatment for cataractous eyes with low levels of pre-operative corneal astigmatism.

Doctor Ernest earned his MD and performed his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit and served a fellowship at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, specializing in cornea and anterior segment surgery. Before entering medical school, Doctor Ernest was an engineering major and took an engineering internship with

David S. Friedman, MD (Wilmer Eye Institute, Opthamologist in Baltimore). Doctor Friedman is director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Program at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Glaucoma Preferred Practice Patterns Panel, co-chair of the World Glaucoma Association Research Committee and chairman of the American Glaucoma Society Practice Guidelines Sub-Committee. He is also on the editorial board of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma.

Doctor Friedman earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and his glaucoma training at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He graduated summa cum laude in East Asian studies from Yale University and is fluent in Mandarin. Doctor Friedman undertakes eye-care development projects in China and other countries for Helen Keller International.

Bonnie Henderson, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Opthamologist in Boston). Doctor Henderson is author of “Essentials of Cataract Surgery.” Primarily known as an educator, she created and organized the annual Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course, which focuses on teaching surgery to ophthalmology residents. She has been principal investigator for the development of a computer software program simulating surgery for training purposes.

Doctor Henderson earned her MD from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. She is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Warren Hill, MD (East Valley Ophthalmology, Opthamologist in Mesa, Arizona.). Doctor Hill has been medical director of East Valley Ophthalmology for almost 25 years. He specializes in specializing in consultative ophthalmology, challenging anterior segment surgery, intraocular lens power calculations and diagnostic ophthalmic ultrasonography. Doctor Hill has been voted a “Top Doc” in ophthalmology by medical peers in Phoenix Magazine and “One of the Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery” by readers of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

Doctor Hill earned his MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, completed internal medicine training at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix and ophthalmology training at the University of Rochester (N.Y.).

Edward J. Holland, MD (Opthamologist at Cincinnati Eye Institute). Doctor Holland is director of cornea services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He has gleaned referrals worldwide for his corneal conditions and stem cell transplantation. Other clinical interests include corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, ocular surface transplantation and refractive surgery. He has served on the executive committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and has edited Cornea, the most widely read textbook on corneal disease and surgery.

Doctor Holland earned his MD for the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and trained in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Iowa and a second fellowship in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Doctor Holland won the Binkhorst award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2008.

Douglas D. Koch, MD (Baylor Vision, Opthamologist in Houston). Doctor Koch is medical director of Baylor Vision, the refractive surgery clinical and research group at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also professor of ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. He is editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and past president of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Doctor Koch is one of six charter members of the executive committee of the Refractive Surgery Interest Group of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Doctor Koch earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship training in London, Los Angeles and Seattle. In a survey by Ophthalmology Times, Doctor Koch was named one of the top 10 refractive surgeons in the United States.

Colman Kraff, MD (Kraff Eye Institute, Opthamologist in Chicago). Doctor Kraff is a member of the Kraff Eye Institute. He was the first refractive eye surgeon in the Midwest to perform LASIK and is one of three primary excimer laser trainers in the United States. He is the principal investigator for eight FDA studies for laser manufacturers and co-investigator for four more studies. In addition to his work as reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, he has written more than five textbook chapters.

Doctor Kraff earned his MD from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and his fellowship in cornea and external disease at University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Holding a teaching appointment at Northwestern University Medical School, Doctor Kraff is an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD (Minnesota Eye Consultants, Opthamologist in Minneapolis). Doctor Lindstrom is founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants. He is chief medical editor for Ocular Surgery News and medical director of TLC Vision, Sightpath Medical and Refractec. Doctor Lindstrom has developed a number of solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments. His awards include the Lans Distinguished Award, recognizing an individual who is an innovative researcher in the field of refractive surgery, the Barraquer Award, the top award in the field of refractive surgery, and the first lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Doctor Lindstrom earned his MD and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He completed fellowships in anterior segment surgery at Mary Shiels Hospital in Dallas and in glaucoma at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. He spent 10 years on the active faculty at University of Minnesota in the department of ophthalmology.

Stephen S. Lane, MD (University of Minnesota, Opthamologist in Minneapolis). Doctor Lane is clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He was one of the original clinical investigators for the FDA trial examining the use of the excimer laser. His expertise is in cornea and external disease, anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery. In addition to his practice at Associated Eye Care in Minneapolis, he has participated in more than 20 national clinical trials in cataract and refractive surgery.
Doctor Lane earned his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed his ophthalmology residency at Pennsylvania State University and spent a fellowship in cornea and external disease and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota. He was president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Robert K. Maloney, MD (Maloney Vision Institute, Opthamologist in Los Angeles). Doctor Maloney is director of the Maloney Vision Institute. He was the first surgeon in the western United States to perform LASIK surgery, as part of the original FDA clinical trials. He has trained more than 700 surgeons for the excimer laser and has personally performed more than 40,000 vision-correction surgeries. Doctor Maloney has published more than 100 articles, abstracts and reports in professional journals and has delivered more than 200 invited lectures.
A former Rhodes scholar and summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Doctor Maloney completed his education at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA. In addition to serving as clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA, he has appeared frequently on TV as the exclusive LASIK surgeon for the ABC series “Extreme Makeover.”

Richard Mackool, MD (Mackool Eye Institute, Opthamologist in New York Astoria, N.Y.) Doctor Mackool is founder of the Mackool Eye Institute. He developed the first combined microsurgical system for performing both phacoemulsification and either posterior or anterior segment vitrectomy. He performed the first human implantation of an acrylica intraocular lens and designed the Mackool Phacoemulsification System, which features dual infusion sleeve technology permitting surgical procedures made through non-leaking incisions while reducing the risk of thermal injury to surrounding tissues.

Doctor Mackool earned his MD from Boston University and completed his internship at University of Southern California Medical Center and his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Samuel Masket (Advanced Vision Care, Opthamologist in Los Angeles). Doctor Masket is a partner in Advanced Vision Care. He is former chairman of the Cataract Special Interest Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a member of the board of trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is the consultation section editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is author of the “Atlas of Cataract Surgery,” an overview of the current state of cataract and related surgery.

Doctor Masket earned his MD from New York Medical College, performed his internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed a residency at New York Medical College and a fellowship at the Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He is clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Marguerite McDonald, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Opthamologist in NYC, Lynbrook, N.Y.). Doctor McDonald is a corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants. She performed a number of firsts, including the world’s first excimer laser treatment to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses and the world’s first Summit/Autonomous Wavefront-based excimer laser surgeries. She was the third physician in the world to perform conductive keratoplasty for farsightedness. She is the principal investigator of National Eye Institute grants for in radial keratotomy, epikeratophakia and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy.
Doctor McDonald earned her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans. She is clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University and served as president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Robert H. Osher, MD (Cincinnati Eye Institute, Opthamologist in Cincinnati). Doctor Osher is professor of ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Focusing on cataract and implant surgery, he has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments used in cataract surgery. Doctor Osher has co-authored five books on cataract and implant surgery and is editor of the Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Video Textbook of Viscosurgery, and International Advances in Phacoemulsification. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology.
Doctor Osher earned his MD at University of Rochester Medical School and trained in a residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He completed three fellowships in Miami and at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Doctor Osher has been the ophthalmic consultant for the Cincinnati Reds since 1990. He won the 2009 Innovator award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Stephen J. Ryan, MD (Doheny Eye Institute, Opthamologist in Los Angeles). Doctor Ryan is president of Doheny Eye Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Southern California. He is an internationally recognized expert in retinal diseases and ocular trauma. In addition to having been the founding president of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, he has authored or edited nine books and more than 270 peer-reviewed articles.
Doctor Ryan earned his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute at Johns Hopkins. He served as dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC and is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award.Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami). Doctor Rosenfeld pioneered the use of Avastin, the first drug that actually reverses vision loss for patients with age-related macular degeneration. He is currently the principal investigator for nine prospective studies investigating pharmacotherapies for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. In addition to early-onset and late-onset maculopathies, particularly age-related macular degeneration, his interests include the genetics of AMD and therapies for dry and wet AMD.
In 2009, Doctor Rosenfeld gave the J. Donald M. Gass Award lecture at the Retina Society and the David and Mary Seslen Award lecture at the Barnes Retina Institute. In 2006, he won the Florida Society of Ophthalmology’s Shaler Richardson Service to Medicine Award, recognizing the greatest personal contribution to quality ophthalmic patient care. With an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Doctor Rosenfeld completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University and his vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Bradford J. Shingleton, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston) Opthamologist in Boston. A glaucoma and cataract specialist with Ophthalmic Consultants, Doctor Shingleton has performed more cataract, glaucoma and laser operations than any other ophthalmologist in New England. He co-authored two major textbooks and published over 100 scientific medical articles and chapters. An avid sports fan, he is team ophthalmologist for the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the New England Revolution.
Doctor Shingleton earned his MD from the University of Michigan and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and was president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2008-2009.

Stephen G. Slade, MD (Slade & Baker Vision Center, Opthamologist in Houston). Doctor Slade is a partner in Slade & Baker. He was the first surgeon in the United States to perform LASIK and has the nation’s longest experience with INTRALASE, a “bladeless” Lasik. He was also first in the United States to implant the Crystalens, a phacoemulsification lens for presbyopia. He has directed LASIK training of more than 8,000 other refractive surgeons worldwide, including the vast majority of surgeons now doing LASIK in the United States. Doctor Slade was chosen by more than 450 of his fellow ophthalmologists to perform surgery on their own eyes.
Doctor Slade earned his MD from University of Texas School of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center. He completed a residency in ophthalmology in New Orleans and a fellowship in corneal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received the Barraquer Award, the top award in the field of refractive surgery in 2007.

Roger Steinert, MD (Opthamologist at UC Irvine, Calif., Ophthalmology Group). Doctor Steinert is a member of UC Irvine Ophthalmology Group. He was involved in the first stage of excimer laser refractive surgery and LASIK. While a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his laboratory group was the second in the world to begin studying the applications of the excimer laser in 1983. He was in the first group of surgeons in FDA trials of phototherapeutic keratectomy and photorefractive keratectomy.
Doctor Steinert earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Harvard-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is current president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and received the Barraquer Award, the most prestigious honor in refractive surgery, in 2008.

Richard Tipperman, MD (Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania, Opthamologist in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.). Doctor Tipperman is a partner in Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania. His specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery and management of complications of cataract surgery. He has authored numerous publications and twice won the prestigious Best Paper of Session award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. He has been listed as one of the Top Doctors in Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today.
Doctor Tipperman earned his MD from the University of Rochester
(N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry, was a resident in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, a neurosurgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and was chief resident in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

John A. Vukich, MD (Davis Duehr Dean Center for Refractive Surgery,Opthamologist in Madison, Wis.). Doctor Vukich is the surgical director of Davis Duehr Dean Center. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and has twice served as program chairman of the largest refractive surgery meeting in the world, the ISRS/AAO Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day.
Doctor Vukich earned his MD from Emory University and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an associate clinical professor at University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Robert N. Weinreb, MD (Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Opthamologist in San Diego). Doctor Weinreb is director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, known for its cross-disciplinary investigative programs. He has written or edited more than 16 books, including “Essentials in Ophthalmology,” a multi-volume textbook of ophthalmology. He is co-editor of Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and research editor of Survey of Ophthalmology. Doctor Weinreb has served as president of the American Glaucoma Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the World Glaucoma Association.
Doctor Weinreb earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. He has trained more than 100 post-doctoral fellows in glaucoma, many of whom hold distinguished academic positions throughout the world.

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4 Responses to The Best Opthamologists in America

  1. Donna Holland

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  2. joseph hastings

    i have cataracta and glaucoma. and have been using drops for 12 years..looking for a top optahmoligist that can insert stents ..i am tired of drops. I live in troy, new york ..at present i am being treated at the VA..they have never offered tstent surgery..i am 74 and a missionary in Ecuador for the past 12 years

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