Michael E. Snyder, M.D.
Michael E. Snyder, M.D. specializes in diseases and surgery of the front of the eye, including small-incision, topical anesthesia cataract surgery. His special interests include traumatic cataract surgery, iris repair, corneal transplantation, and refractive surgery. Dr. Snyder has, with Dr. Robert Osher, pioneered artificial iris prosthesis use in the United States, aiding in the rehabilitation of acquired traumatic iris defects or congenital iris defects such as aniridia and ocular albinism. Dr. Snyder has developed extensive expertise with presbyopia-correcting intraocular implant lenses.
He completed both his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his Medical Degree from University of Michigan, followed by his Internship in Internal Medicine and General Surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center of Denver, Colorado. Dr. Snyder served as Resident and Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at Krieger Eye Institute of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He then pursued subspecialty training in cataract, anterior segment & refractive surgery, corneal & external diseases, and ocular immunology at New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Following his Fellowship, Dr. Snyder cultivated a referral practice in cataract and corneal surgery in Albany, New York where he also taught Residents as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College. He joined the growing and internationally recognized Cincinnati Eye Institute in 1997.
At Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI), Dr. Snyder continues to couple his clinical activities with an active interest in both teaching and research. Dr. Snyder is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is actively involved in teaching other ophthalmologist through these organizations and as a frequent "Guest Professor" nationally and internationally.
He continues to contribute to Ophthalmology textbooks and scientific journals as author, editor and reviewer. He sits on the Editorial Boards of the EyeWorld and Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today. Additionally, Dr. Snyder has produced several award-winning surgical videos.
Dr. Snyder is actively involved in developing new devices for intraocular implantation and new ophthalmic applications for pharmaceuticals including FDA studies. Dr. Snyder was the first in the US to implant an artificial iris custom-matched to the uninjured eye.
He serves on the medical staff of Bethesda North Hospital in Ohio and St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals in Northern Kentucky. Dr. Snyder teaches residents locally as a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati. His peers have repeatedly elected him to Best Doctors in America.