James M. Osher, M.D.

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Dr. James Osher grew up in Cincinnati and is a third generation Cincinnati ophthalmologist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and stayed there to earn a Master of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He returned home to complete his medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After a year of Internal Medicine training at The Christ Hospital, he completed his Residency training in Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati and served as Chief Resident in his final year. He received his retina sub-specialty training in Washington, D.C. with Retina Group of Washington/Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. He was awarded the Golden Apple Award for his involvement in teaching residents while at Georgetown.

Dr. Osher is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches residents and fellows in vitreoretinal surgery. He is actively involved in clinical and scientific research. He has received multiple research awards and presented at many national and international meetings. He has collaborated on surgical videos that have won honors at national and international film festivals. He has authored numerous articles in ophthalmic publications and has written chapters in 6 ophthalmic textbooks. In addition, he is actively involved in several clinical trials and has served as Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on dozens of Phase II and Phase III trials.

Dr. Osher is on the Cincinnati Eye Institute Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology. He is Associate Director of the surgical retina fellowship run through CEI and UC.

Dr. Osher is Board Certified and specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complex retinal detachment, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis, histoplasmosis, and complications of anterior segment surgery. He performs “Heads-Up” 3D retina surgery as well as endoscopic retina surgery.

Dr. Osher sees patients at locations in Blue Ash and Eastgate.

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