Harry Grabow, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Sarasota Cataract & Laser Institute and Center for Advanced Eye Surgery

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Harry Grabow, who serves patients in Sarasota, Florida.

Having established his reputation as one of America’s most experienced ophthalmologists, Dr. Grabow specializes in cataract, implant, laser, and vision-correcting refractive surgeries. He was the first eye surgeon in Sarasota, Florida to perform radial keratotomy to correct nearsightedness and astigmatic keratotomy to correct astigmatism.

In private practice since 1976, he founded the Sarasota Cataract Institute in 1984, which later became the Sarasota Cataract & Laser Institute to reflect the addition of laser services. This state-of-the-art facility conducts leading-edge research, including Federal Drug Administration (FDA) studies of new products and techniques. It hosts numerous surgeons each year who travel from all over the world to learn Dr. Grabow’s surgical techniques. His reputation brings him referred patients from other eye doctors, not only to perform difficult and complicated cases, but also to perform surgery on their relatives and even themselves. 

In October of 1994, Dr. Grabow opened the Center for Advanced Eye Surgery, which is a free standing ambulatory surgery center in Sarasota, Florida. It is where a number of local surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures including cataract surgery, corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, and oculoplastic surgery.

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then performed his internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. 

A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he is board-certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. 

A pioneer in the development of “No-stitch, No-patch, No-needle” cataract surgery, Dr. Grabow has been a consultant to ophthalmic device and equipment manufacturers throughout the world. He has also participated as a Clinical Investigator for FDA studies of new intraocular lenses (IOLs) and devices, including the first soft foldable IOL, the first IOL to correct astigmatism, a multifocal IOL to correct presbyopia (far and near vision), an accommodating IOL to correct presbyopia, an IOL for correcting nearsightedness (myopia), and a device to stabilize loose cataracts (“capsular tension ring”). 

Performing implants for vision correction, he participated in the FDA study of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for the correction of nearsightedness in people ages 21 to 45 and was the first to implant the ICL in Sarasota in 1997. He also implants accommodative (crystalens) and multifocal IOLs (ReSTOR and ReZoom) for the correction of presbyopia, and is certified to perform photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK. 

Documenting his techniques and results, Dr. Grabow has published numerous articles in professional journals. He has authored and contributed chapters to 23 textbooks, including one in Spanish and another in Italian. He is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery & Review of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

An internationally recognized eye surgeon, Dr. Grabow lectures and performs surgery in many countries all over the world. Honored by his peers, he received the Loden Award for Excellence in Eyecare in 2004 from the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. He has also been listed in the books Best Doctors in America (twice) and How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida. 

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