Dr. Neal Sher

LASIK Surgery
Minneapolis, MN
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Minneapolis, MN

Address

825 Nicollet Mall 20th Flr, Minneapolis, MN
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

Neal A. Sher MD, FACS is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon specializing in corneal surgery and laser vision correction surgery. His practice also includes the treatment of corneal diseases, corneal surgery including transplantation, keratoconus, uveitis, glaucoma, external eye problems and contact lens fitting. He has been in practice for more than 30 years in the Minneapolis area. Over the last 20 years, he has performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field of refractive surgery, Dr. Sher serves as a consultant to industry and holds several patents related to laser vision correction. He has been a principal investigator for a number of equipment and pharmaceutical clinical trials, edited two textbooks, and written numerous scientific articles and several monographs on refractive surgery and related topics. Dr. Sher is a frequent lecturer and Clinical Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Sher is an expert in medicolegal issues, involving ophthalmology and serves as a consulting expert regarding chemical exposures, toxic gas, ophthalmic disability, mass torts, and intellectual property cases involving ophthalmology. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Minnesota Supreme Court and some of the nation’s leading law firms and malpractice carriers have utilized Dr. Sher’s expertise. A native of New York, Dr. Sher received his M.D. degree with honors from Boston University at the age of 22. After his pediatric internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, he entered the U.S. Public Health Service. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota and completed fellowship training for corneal and external eye disease at Moorfield's Eye Hospital (University of London) in the UK. In 1984, Dr. Sher and his colleagues at Eye Care Associates, became founding members of the renowned Phillips Eye Institute. Dr. Sher was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser vision correction. He made significant contributions to the initial research on excimer laser corneal surgery and participated in the earliest clinical trials of this new technology. In 1994, Dr. Sher was the first American to be awarded the prestigious Troutman Award by the International Society for Refractive Surgery for his work on the control of pain after PRK.He has served as a member of the Preferred Practice Patterns Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for Refractive Errors and Refractive Surgery.

Specialties
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LASIK Surgery

Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Floaters: The sudden onset of floaters and flashing lights can indicate a retinal issue such as a retinal tear. Most, however are related to the jelly part of ... Read More
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Need an exam: Ma;rilyn You should see your eye doctor if you have these symptoms. It is impossible to tell from your descripton
A 31-year-old female asked:
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No: Keratoconus is an abnormality of the collagen of the cornea. LASIK should never be done if you have keratoconus. In some circumstances, PRK laser vi ... Read More
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I highly recommend Dr. Sher. Is a fantastic surgeon and has an excellent reputation!! I would be happy to have any of my family members see Dr. Sher.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Awards

Troutman Award, International Society of Refractive Surgery

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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