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Bret L. Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher became the Medical Director of the newly created Eye Center of North Florida in 2000 and has held that position, as well as the position of Medical Director of The Laser and Surgery Center, the free-standing ambulatory surgery center of the Eye Center of North Florida, since their opening. Prior, he served at Newberry Eye Clinic in Panama City, Florida as Medical Director and Attending Surgeon in 1993.

He 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, and his practice had the first LenSx femtosecond laser in Florida. Dr. Fisher 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.

At the Eye Center of North Florida, Dr. Fisher has also established an active clinical research department, and he and his staff have participated in many important 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 travels widely and frequently lectures on advances in cataract surgery and other topics.

The Eye Center is nationally recognized as a cataract surgery center of excellence and frequently hosts visiting surgeons from across the US and the world.

When he is not working at the clinic or lecturing, Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time at home on his farm with his wife Katie, and their three children.


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