Robert H. Osher, M.D.

Specialties:

Cataract Surgery and Implant Surgery

Get to Know Dr. Osher

Robert H. Osher, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati and Medical Director Emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute. His practice has been limited to cataract and implant surgery by referral for thirty-five years.

Dr. Osher has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments used in cataract surgery, in addition to developing new techniques in this subspecialty. Dr. Osher’s surgical videos have won more than 25 first-prize honors at the American, European, Asian and South American Cataract Societies including 3 Grand Prizes at ASCRS and ESCRS. He has delivered more than 100 named lectures to implant societies in more than 40 countries and he has contributed to a dozen textbooks in his subspecialty. He is the Founder and Editor of the Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has published more than 250 videos and peer-reviewed articles.

Besides his interest in cataract surgery, Dr. Osher has been a proud coach of more than 70 youth baseball and basketball teams, reaching the National Championships in each sport. He served as the ophthalmic consultant for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1990’s. Dr. Osher has also published 17 children’s stories, raising money with the proceeds for local and national charitable organizations.

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  • Education & Training
  • Memberships & Affiliations
  • Honors & Awards

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Education & Training
  • Residency
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
  • Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
  • Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia
  • Heed Fellowship
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Member
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Member
  • Ohio State Ophthalmology Society
    Member
  • Cincinnati Ophthalmology Society
    Member
  • University of Cincinnati Medical School
    Professor of Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Kelman Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Kelman Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Binkhorst Medal from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Education Award from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Award
  • Maumenee Award
  • Sheets Award
  • Helen Keller Award
  • de Schweinitz Award
  • Ridley Award
  • Rayner Award and the Arnott Award from England
  • Canon Award from Japan
  • Senior Academy Honor Award from AAO
  • Lim Award from China
  • Gold Medal Award from Australia
  • Mooney Award from Ireland
  • Nordan Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Kelman Award from Greece
  • Excellence Award and the Watson Award from Canada
  • Innovator’s Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Kelman Award from the Brazilian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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