North Bay Eye Associates, Inc. / Sonoma County, CA
Dr. Jason Bacharach is a glaucoma consultant in Sonoma County, California since 1993. He is the Founding Partner as well as Medical & Research Director...
Dr. Jason Bacharach is a glaucoma consultant in Sonoma County, California since 1993. He is the Founding Partner as well as Medical & Research Director of North Bay Eye Associates, Inc., which is a multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice. He completed residency at Hahnemann University Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 1992 and fellowship in glaucoma at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Medical Center in 1993. He serves on multiple advisory boards and consults for various ophthalmologic pharmaceutical and surgical manufacturers.
Academically, he is Chair of the Department of Glaucoma at California Pacific Medical Center, in San Francisco, California. He has been honored by receiving the Residents’ Outstanding Teaching Award on two occasions. He is a fellow of the American Glaucoma Society and has authored multiple articles on glaucoma management in peer reviewed literature including American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Glaucoma. He has authored text chapters including one on glaucoma laser management in Ophthalmology Clinics of North America. He is currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology-Glaucoma, and Current Eye Research. He has been a primary investigator in over 200 phase I through IV clinical trials in Ophthalmology. He is the past Chair of the American Academy’s Ophthalmic Knowledge Based Panel for Glaucoma. He serves as a board examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Lastly, he has been honored with an Achievement Award in 2005 and the Secretariat Award in 2013 from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
DNAP, CRNA, APRN
Vance Thompson Vision / Sioux Falls, SD
Chris Bender, DNAP, CRNA, APRN is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and director of anesthesia services at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD....
Chris Bender, DNAP, CRNA, APRN is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and director of anesthesia services at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD. Chris began working as a CRNA at Sanford medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005. In 2013 Chris joined Vance Thompson Vision as the primary anesthesia provider for the Vance Thompson Vision Surgery Center.
Chris received his master of science in nurse anesthesiology in 2005 from Mount Marty University in Yankton, SD and his doctor of nurse anesthesia practice in 2019 from Mount Marty University.
Chris is a co-inventor of the MKO melt and has personally administered it to over 25,000 patients as of August 2020 and continues to use it in his daily practice. Chris has authored several articles that have been published in Ocular Surgery news, Ophthalmic ASC, and Ophthalmology management. Chris is a co-author of research that was presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons conference in 2019.
Chris is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, the South Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society.
Chris is involved in a number of capacities with the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society including serving on the annual scientific meeting planning committee 2018 & 2019, serving on the board of directors since 2016, and serving on the executive committee as treasurer since 2017.
Vance Thompson Vision / Sioux Falls, SD
John Berdahl, MD of Vance Thompson Vision is a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing in Sioux Falls, SD. He is widely regarded as one of the leading...
John Berdahl, MD of Vance Thompson Vision is a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing in Sioux Falls, SD. He is widely regarded as one of the leading international cataract surgeons. He is one of the very few surgeons in the United States who is also fellowship trained in cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. Dr. Berdahl has already performed more than 35,000 eye surgeries around the globe. His published work has primarily focused on the fundamental causes of Glaucoma, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, and Astigmatism Management, during and after cataract surgery.
He has been involved in numerous FDA monitored clinical trials on some of the most exciting technologies in ophthalmology. He also founded Equinox, which is developing the first non-surgical, non-pharmacologic way to lower eye pressure for glaucoma treatment. He co-invented the MKO melt, which provides sedation during cataract surgery without the use of an IV. Additionally, he created astigmatismfix.com which helps thousands of surgeons per month fix residual astigmatism after cataract surgery. Finally, in an effort to improve access to care, he co-founded ExpertOpinion.MD which provides online opinions to patients from top doctors around the world.
Although Dr. Berdahl has many accomplishments, his primary driver is the trust that people place in him, particularly meeting his patients in their moments of vulnerability and putting their needs first. His commitment to the underserved is demonstrated by his leadership in EyeCare America, as well as in the Mission Vision program at Vance Thompson Vision, where he performs dozens of free surgeries every year. Dr. Berdahl also continues to serve the impoverished on mission trips world-wide.
The Eye Center of Columbus / Columbus, OH
Alice Epitropoulos MD earned a medical degree at The Ohio State University where she is Clinical Assistant Professor. She is a founding member and proud...
Alice Epitropoulos MD earned a medical degree at The Ohio State University where she is Clinical Assistant Professor. She is a founding member and proud to be a part of The Eye Center of Columbus, an innovative affiliation of more than 80 ophthalmologists located in Downtown Columbus. She has conducted trials, published articles and presented on ocular surface disease and cataract and refractive surgery.
Bret L. Fisher
Eye Center of North Florida / Panama City, FL
Bret L. Fisher, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1982 and Duke University School of Medicine with Honors in 1986. Dr. Fisher...
Bret L. Fisher, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1982 and Duke University School of Medicine with Honors in 1986. Dr. Fisher joined Newberry Eye Clinic in Panama City, Florida as Medical Director in 1993. Following the merger of Newberry Eye Clinic with two other practices, Dr. Fisher became the Medical Director of the newly created Eye Center of North Florida in 2000. Dr. Fisher specializes in refractive cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted surgery and multifocal, toric, and accommodative intraocular lens implants. Dr. Fisher was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. He also performs advanced custom LASIK utilizing a femtosecond laser for flap creation and was one of the first five physicians in the United States to perform these procedures using the Zeimer femtosecond laser.
Dr. Fisher oversees an active clinical research department at the Eye Center of North Florida, participating in many studies, including the FDA trials for new multifocal and toric multifocal intraocular lens implants, as well as pharmaceutical trials for post-cataract inflammation, dry eye, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Fisher is an accomplished speaker and lectures frequently on advances in cataract surgery and other technologies in ophthalmology. He also serves as an industry consultant and mentor to his fellow surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in Cataract and Implant Surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as an active member of ASCRS.
Vance Thompson Vision / Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Michael Greenwood has been described as kind-hearted,understanding, and passionate by his patients. He is a board-certifiedophthalmologist specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and laservision correction...
Dr. Michael Greenwood has been described as kind-hearted,
understanding, and passionate by his patients. He is a board-certified
ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and laser
vision correction surgery. After completing his fellowship with Vance
Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Greenwood established Vance
Thompson Vision’s West Fargo, ND location.
As a fellowship-trained cornea and glaucoma surgeon, Dr. Greenwood
performs the most advanced techniques in cornea transplants,
minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), refractive cataract surgery,
and laser vision correction (LASIK). He is a surgical leader in the eye
care industry, lecturing nationally and internationally and teaching other
surgeons and doctors advanced surgery techniques. He believes that
every patient deserves to see life with clarity. Dr. Greenwood is honored
to put his exemplary skill set to use to make that happen.
When Dr. Greenwood is not performing eye surgery, he enjoys spending
time with his wife, Heidi, and daughter, Quincy. In the summertime, they
enjoy spending time outdoors in the lakes area. Dr. Greenwood also
enjoys playing hockey and skates year-round.
Mitchell A Jackson
Jacksoneye / Lake Villa, IL
Mitchell A Jackson, MD, is the Founder and CEO of Jacksoneye, his private practice of 27 years located in Lake Villa, Illinois. He graduated from...
Mitchell A Jackson, MD, is the Founder and CEO of Jacksoneye, his private practice of 27 years located in Lake Villa, Illinois. He graduated from Pomona College, completed his medical training at FUHS/The Chicago Medical School, and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He serves on the editorial boards of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Ophthalmology Management, Advanced Ocular Care, and Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Jackson is also a board member of the American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES), founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons (ACOS), and founding member and past 2018 President of the Cataract External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society (CEDARS/ASPENS). In addition to being selected to the top 250 PS250 Premier Surgeon list, OSN300 top 300 Refractive Surgeon list, and ASCRS clinical subcommittee for cataract and refractive surgery, Dr. Jackson has been involved in many FDA pharmaceutical and surgical clinical studies (Dry Eye, Viscoelastics, IOLs, Presbyopia, topical NSAIDs) over the tenure of his practice, including serving as the Global Medical Director of ACE Vision Group. He also has his own monthly column entitled “The Premium Channel” in Ocular Surgery News/Healio which launched in April 2013. He recently was the recipient of the 2018 Annual Millenial Award, the AAO Board of Trustees Achievement Award in August of 2018, the 2018 Innovation and Founders Award for Cedars Aspens, and the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for Ophthalmology.
Eye Center of Texas and Houston Eye Associates / Houston, TX
Dr. Maggie Jeffries received her anesthesia training at Johns Hopkins University and following graduation, became an Assistant Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. During that...
Dr. Maggie Jeffries received her anesthesia training at Johns Hopkins University and following graduation, became an Assistant Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. During that time, she was an active contributor to diverse areas of research and is a published author in several national journals. In private practice since 2010, Dr. Jeffries specializes in ophthalmic anesthesia in outpatient centers performing over 12,000 procedures/year. Her breadth of experience encompasses ophthalmic blocks as well as anesthetic techniques for cataract, vitreoretinal, strabismus, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgeries. Dr. Jeffries has presented her research on the MKO Melt at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and frequently lectures on the topic of sedation and blocks for ophthalmic surgery. She is the
Director, Ophthalmic Anesthesia
Eye Center of Texas and Houston Eye Associates, Houston, TX
Board Member, Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society
Paul M. Karpecki
Kentucky Eye Institute / Lexington, KY
Dr. Karpecki received his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University and completed a Durrie fellowship in Medical Cornea and Refractive Surgery in Kansas City...
Dr. Karpecki received his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University and completed a Durrie fellowship in Medical Cornea and Refractive Surgery in Kansas City in affiliation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He currently serves as Director of Cornea Services for Kentucky Eye Institute in Lexington KY, Gaddie Eye Centers in Louisville KY, Center for Sight in Carmel IN. He is Medical Director for KEPLR Vision and on the LBRS Team at iOR Partners. In 2017 he completed a full year preceptorship in advanced retinal disease at Retina Associates of Kentucky. He also currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Kentucky College of Optometry in Pikeville.
Dr. Karpecki was appointed to the Delphi International Society, which included the top 25 dry eye experts in the world. He co-chaired the Dry Eye Summit for the profession, was selected to the TFOS DEWS II Diagnostic Methodology sub-committee and appointed co-chair for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Symposia. He served as Co-chair of the Dry Eye Session at the Ophthalmic Innovations Summit during ASCRS and co-chaired OIS Optometry.
Dr. Karpecki also serves as the Chief Medical Editor for Review of Optometry, the most read journal in the profession, and is on the board for the charitable organization Optometry Giving Sight.
Richard L. Lindstrom
Minnesota Eye Consultants / Minnetonka, MN
Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom MD is Founder and Attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology...
Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom MD is Founder and Attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences and Visiting Professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma, laser surgery, innovation, and the business of ophthalmology. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his 51 year career in medicine as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, industry consultant and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. and B.S. from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lindstrom completed his doctorate degree in medicine at The University of Minnesota in 1972. He then completed an internal medicine internship at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Next, he completed a 3-year Residency in ophthalmology and a 1-year Fellowship in Cornea/External Disease at the University of Minnesota and Affiliated Hospitals. He then extended his training with an Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship at Mary Shiels Eye Hospital in Dallas, Texas for 6 months followed by a 6-month Heed Foundation Sponsored Fellowship in Glaucoma at The University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology in Salt Lake City, Utah. After two years of private practice in Dallas, Texas with William S. Harris MD at Ophthalmology Center, in 1980 Dr. Lindstrom returned to the University of Minnesota, where he spent ten years on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, the last two as Full Professor and the Harold G. Scheie Research Chair. For ten years he also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital. He continues as Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus and serves as a Trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation.
Dr. Lindstrom entered private practice in 1989 and has led the growth and expansion of Minnesota Eye Consultants, serving as Managing Partner for 15 years and Partner and Attending surgeon for 31 years. In 2017 the practice was acquired by Unifeye Vision Partners and Dr. Lindstrom was appointed to the UVP Board of Directors. He has served as the Global Medical Editor of the USA and International Editions of Ocular Surgery News for 40 years, which reaches 82,000 ophthalmologists worldwide.
Dr. Lindstrom was elected President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2007 and continues to serve on the ASCRS Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the ASCRS Foundation. He served as President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1993-1994, was elected President of the International Intraocular Implant Club for 2002 to 2004, and was president of the International Refractive Surgery Club in 2006 2008.
Dr. Lindstrom from 1995 to present has served as the Chairman and CEO of Lindstrom Restoration, a three-generation family Construction business founded by his father. He and his wife Jaci are active in philanthropy and have endowed several funds supporting the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Minnesota Medical School Deans Scholar Fund, the Eye Bank Association of America, the University of Minnesota Tennis Team, Sightpath Eye Bank, ASCRS, ECLA and many others.
Dr. Lindstrom has been awarded 45 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of corneal preservation solutions, intraocular lenses, drugs and devices that are used daily in clinical practice globally. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lindstrom Restoration, Minnesota Eye Consultants, TearLab, Ocular Therapeutix, Harrow Health, Imprimis, Lensar, Surface, Combangio, Kedallion, MD Backline, AcuFocus, Foresight#6, Equinox, Lentechs, Corneagen, Unifye Vision Partners, Theroptix, and Acquea. He is a member of the investment committee at Visionary Ventures Capital and Flying L Ventures.
Prior Board service for acquired companies includes Eyeonics, Encore, WaveTec, Iantech, Advanced Vision Science, Midwest Surgical Services, Laserboyz, Citation Ventures, LVCI, TLCVision, Sightpath, Onpoint Medical Diagnostics, Vision 21, Occulogix, and Wavetec. Current not for profit Board service includes The University of Minnesota Foundation, Inner City Tennis, The Minnesota Eye Consultants Foundation, and The ASCRS Foundation.
A frequent lecturer throughout the world on cornea, cataract, glaucoma, laser refractive surgery, innovation and the business of ophthalmology, he has presented 40 named lectures and keynote speeches before professional societies in the U.S. and abroad, including the Binkhorst, Kelman Innovator and Steinert Lecture at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The American Academy of Ophthalmology Kelman, Barraquer and Lans Lectures, The Cornea Society Castroviejo Lecture, and received The Glaucoma 360 Accelerator Award. He is a recipient of the Eye Bank Association of America Paton and NACT awards. Select International named lectures include the Blumenthal Memorial Lecture in Jerusalem, Israel, the Benedetto Strampelli Medal Lecture in Rome, Italy, the Bjerrum Medal Lecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UKISCRS Choyce Medal Lecture in London England, the Albrecht Von GRAFE-Vorlesung Innovator’s Lecture in Nuremberg, Germany, and The International Intraocular Implant Society Medal Lecture in Paris, France. In 2019 he was the first physician inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame. In 1998, the Eye and Contact Lens Association initiated the Richard L. Lindstrom MD Surgeon Lecture at its annual meeting. In 2021, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery will initiate the named Richard L. Lindstrom MD Symposium and Lindstrom Medal Lecture at its annual meeting each year on Sunday. The participants in the Minnesota Eye Consultants Corneal Fellowship Program now number over 80 and are named Lindstrom Fellows and meet once every 4 years for an educational retreat in Napa, California.
Dr. Lindstrom serves on several journal editorial boards, including the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the U.S./Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. He has co-edited ten books, written many book chapters and published over 400 papers in peer reviewed journals. His professional affiliations are extensive and include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, The Eye Bank Association of America, The International Society for Refractive Surgery, The International Intraocular Implant Club, the Eye and Contact Lens Association, and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.
He is the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished service by national and international ophthalmology associations, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards from the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Harold S. Diehl and Trustees Society Award from his alma mater The University of Minnesota, and the Appleton Award from the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been elected to Best Doctors in America since its founding. He was named fourth most influential ophthalmologist in the world in the inaugural “The Ophthalmology” power list in 2015 and has been renominated every year to date. Dr. Lindstrom lives in his hometown of Wayzata, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with his wife Jaci. Their two children and five grandchildren live nearby. He and his wife have a second home in Irvine, California. He still practices part time and enjoys an active life including tennis, golf, boating, upland bird hunting, walking the dog and reading historical fiction when time allows.
The Eye Clinic of Florida / Zephyrhills, Fl
Dr. Mahootchi is a board certified Ophthalmologist and founder of The Eye Clinic of Florida. The Eye Clinic of Florida provides world class cataract and specialty ophthalmic...
Dr. Mahootchi is a board certified Ophthalmologist and founder of The Eye Clinic of Florida. The Eye Clinic of Florida provides world class cataract and specialty ophthalmic surgery.
He was one of the first surgeons in the US to go “DropLess” and use antibiotics and steroids at the time of cataract surgery to improve outcomes and spare the patient the expense and hassle of using those drops after surgery.
Dr. Mahootchi is one of Florida’s most rated and highest rated cataract, glaucoma and eyelid surgeons. PatientsChoice.org has recognized him as a top 10 doctor in Florida. He won the Patient’s Choice again this year for the 13th year in a row.
With 24 years of experience, he has performed over 25,000 eye surgeries. He has the distinction of over 20 years of experience with astigmatism correcting implants, laser vision correction and is currently the most experienced surgeon in the country with XEN Gel Stent implants for glaucoma
We lead the area in novel, new, and combination eye and eyelid surgery with a focus on avoiding the unnecessary and providing the best outcomes.
Dr. Mahootchi was born in Carbondale, Illinois and grew up in Tennessee. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. His Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Ophthalmology were also at Vanderbilt. Dr. Mahootchi had the highest academic scholarships to both college and medical school. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and participates in the Maintenance of Certification program every 10 years. He is past president of the Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society.
Matossian Eye Associates / Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Matossian Eye Associates, an integrated ophthalmology and optometry practice. Dr. Matossian started her practice...
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Matossian Eye Associates, an integrated ophthalmology and optometry practice.
Dr. Matossian started her practice in 1987, with 1 office and 2 employees. Today, the practice has grown to 14 doctors, and over 90 employees, working out of 3 offices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Together with a group of eye surgeons, Dr. Matossian also developed and built a freestanding ambulatory surgery center.
As a specialist in dry eye and ocular surface disease, Dr. Matossian is a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She is on the leadership team of the American College of Eye Surgeons, the NY IOL Implant Society, and Women in Ophthalmology. She serves on multiple editorial boards and has published numerous articles. She also participates in national and international meetings, often assuming key leadership roles and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Adjunct) at Temple University School of Medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Matossian received the prestigious Ophthalmic World Leaders Visionary Award and was included in the Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 list—an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. She also has been named one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs in New Jersey and one of New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business.
The Eye Associates / Bradenton, FL
Cathleen McCabe, M.D. is one of the foremost eye surgeons practicing today and is a vital asset to The Eye Associates’ team. After Dr. McCabe...
Cathleen McCabe, M.D. is one of the foremost eye surgeons practicing today and is a vital asset to The Eye Associates’ team. After Dr. McCabe received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she went on to her residency training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami’s School of Medicine. Dr. McCabe specializes in cataract surgery and LASIK. She has performed over 30,000 cataract surgeries and more than 17,000 LASIK procedures. She also performs laser treatments for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Dr. McCabe has received many prestigious and esteemed awards for her work in Ophthalmology, including being named on the Premier Surgeon 250 List of the leading innovators in premium IOL cataract surgery. She was selected as a LaserVision Top 100 Surgeon for her vast experience and excellent outcomes in LASIK and refractive surgery. Dr. McCabe’s ongoing commitment to continuing education also earned her the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA), presented by the American Medical Association. She has also been honored with the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist (LEO) Continuing Education Recognition Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Recently, she has successfully fulfilled the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) to be recertified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She continues to share her expertise by publishing articles and book chapters as well as lecturing at ophthalmological and optometric seminars.
Cleveland Eye Clinic / Cleveland, OH
William Wiley, M.D. is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who has pioneered many eye procedures in the Northeast Ohio area. Dr. Wiley is the Medical Director of...
William Wiley, M.D. is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who has pioneered many eye procedures in the Northeast Ohio area. Dr. Wiley is the Medical Director of the Cleveland Eye Clinic. Dr. Wiley was one of the first in the area to offer his patients all laser LASIK as well as laser assisted refractive cataract surgery. Dr. Wiley participates in many clinical research studies, and because of this he is often able to offer his patients technology that is not yet widely available in most clinics in the United States. He was one of the first in the country to implant RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) post FDA approval. Dr. Wiley was the first in area to implant the IStent, and Hydrus MIcrostents for Glaucoma. He was one of the first in the area to implant the Tecnis aspheric, Rezoom, Panoptix, and Vivity Multifocal Intraocular lenses available for cataract surgery. He was the first to implant the Kamra Corneal Inlay for near vision. To date, Dr. Wiley has performed more than 50,000 cataract and refractive surgical procedures.
Dr. Wiley performed cataract surgery on a 1.5-pound Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey named Ana at the Akron Zoo in 2017. Ana was the smallest mammal on record in the world known to have had cataract surgery.
He is a true Doctor’s doctor in that over the past 15 years he has performed hundreds of surgeries on physicians and their family members. In addition, he is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals/Case Western University. Dr. Wiley is also the chief medical editor for CRST – cataract and refractive surgery today for 2020. Dr. Wiley currently resides with his wife and family in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.
Blake K. Williamson
MD, MPH, MS
Williamson Eye Center / Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Blake K. Williamson, MD, MPH, MS is a third-generation eye doctor who continues the legacy of his family, which has been taking care of...
Dr. Blake K. Williamson, MD, MPH, MS is a third-generation eye doctor who continues the legacy of his family, which has been taking care of the great people of Louisiana for nearly 70 years. Within a few short years of private practice, Dr. Williamson has established himself as a nationally recognized surgeon, thought leader, and lecturer in the fields of advanced cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and micro invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Williamson was born and raised in Baton Rouge and has placed strong emphasis on education and academic achievement throughout his life, first as a graduate from the Episcopal School and later going on to earn Master’s degrees from both Columbia University in New York City as well as the world renowned Johns Hopkins Medical Center where he completed an ophthalmology capstone. With a goal of taking care of the people of his home state, Dr. Williamson returned to Louisiana completing his medical school and ophthalmology residency training at LSU and Tulane respectively.
Dr. Williamson is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery where he sits on the ASCRS Council of 100. He is the technology editor and a member of the editorial board for the Millennial Eye journal. He is also active on the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Magazine. Dr. Williamson is one of the youngest surgeons ever to be invited as a member to the prestigious American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery and is one of the youngest to sit on the refractive editorial board of Eye World Magazine, the official trade journal of the largest group of cataract and refractive surgeons in the United States. He has served as Program Chairman for the Southern Eye Congress and Millennial Eye Live and has been honored to serve on the program committee as expert faculty for numerous ophthalmology conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Williamson is considered a Key Opinion Leader and consultant for several pharmaceutical and surgical device companies and has lectured all over the world. In his free time, Dr. Williamson enjoys music and works as a disc jockey for a local FM radio station. He is also passionate about LSU sports, wake surfing, and travelling the world with his wife and their 3 little boys.