About CEI

Situated attractively on ten acres in Blue Ash, the large, brick building at 1945 CEI Drive is a symbol of the medical practice's commitment to the ophthalmic health of people in our region.

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This 120,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2006, is the home for CEI's extensive, state-of-the-art services, as well as its administrative offices. Virtually all of CEI's 50 doctors see patients at the Blue Ash facility, providing everything from urgent eye care to cornea transplantation, cataract surgery to ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery, glaucoma procedures, retina surgery and LASIK. The facility consolidates three of CEI's former Montgomery Road locations, with extensive parking, meeting facilities and other amenities. It houses no paper charts, thanks to CEI's decision to convert hundreds of thousands of patient records into digital form.

One of the most exciting features of the building is the Ambulatory Surgery Center.  CEI's Physicians will perform more than 9,000 eye surgeries in the Center's six surgical suites, which are equipped with the latest generation of medical equipment for all ophthalmic specialties, including those requiring general anesthesia.

A History of Excellence in Patient Care

The largest private ophthalmology practice in the country, CEI was founded in 1945 by Morris Osher, M.D., whose son, Robert H. Osher, M.D., helped grow the practice into a world-class center of ophthalmic excellence. Today, a Board of Directors composed of eleven physicians and executive administration governs CEI.

"CEI has a 50-year tradition of providing the highest level of medical and surgical eye care to enhance the quality of patients' lives," says Michael R. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a vitreoretinal specialist and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors. "In addition, virtually all of our doctors participate in research studies, publish extensively and train medical students and residents as well."

With so much medical expertise, clinical activity and research taking place under one roof, CEI patients are the ultimate beneficiaries. They come to CEI from all over the world to receive care in ophthalmologic specialties that include comprehensive ophthalmology, urgent care, vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK) surgery, cornea and external disease/refractive surgery, cataract surgery/anterior segment reconstruction, glaucoma and ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery/orbital and cosmetic surgery.