Dr. Bret Fisher Named Medical Monitor for Ziemer USA

Ziemer USA recently announced that Bret Fisher, MD, will serve as medical monitor to oversee the clinical performance of Ziemer medical devices, including the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser and the Galilei Dual Scheimpflug and Placido system.

“We are very pleased to fill this important role with a surgeon who has the diverse experience offered by Dr. Fisher,” David Bragg, President of Ziemer USA, said in a company news release. “His knowledge and practical expertise will be a great resource for anyone using Ziemer devices.”

Dr. Fisher serves as Medical Director of the Eye Center of North Florida, specializing in refractive and cataract surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in Cataract and Implant Surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). The Eye Center of North Florida is nationally recognized as an ophthalmic center of excellence and frequently hosts visiting surgeons from across the U.S. and the world. Dr. Fisher has served as a clinical investigator for more than 30 refractive surgery studies and frequently speaks at industry conferences.

Dr. Fisher specializes in refractive cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted surgery and multifocal, toric, and accommodative intraocular lens implants. He was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and also performs advanced custom LASIK using a femtosecond laser for flap creation. Dr. Fisher was one of the first five physicians in the United States to perform these procedures using the Ziemer femtosecond laser.


See the press release on Eyewire today here.

Getting to Know Femto: By Dr. Bret Fisher

Dr. Bret Fisher, Medical Director for the Eye Center of North Florida recently authored an article in Oculary Surgery News about the LenSx laser,  Getting to Know Femto:  Six Features for Surgical Success— you can read it here.

Looking to the Future- The Eye Center is Innovator and Educator

850 Magazine recently published a feature article on the Eye Center of North Florida and how we are leading the way in cataract surgery.


You can read it here:

Dr. Fisher Authors Article in Ocular Surgery News

Dr. Bret Fisher authored an article in the October edition of Ocular Surgery News.  The article, “The one-eye-at-a-time surgical approach customized for patient needs” can be read here.

Dr. Fisher Publishes Study on Dropless Cataract Surgery

Dr. Fisher, along with Dr. Rick Potvin from Science in Vision in Akron, NY, recently published a study on dropless cataract surgery with Dove Medical Press Press.    The clinical trial report entitled “Transzonular vitreous injection vs a single drop compounded topical pharmaceutical regimen after cataract surgery” was published in the open access journal Clinical Ophthalmology by Fisher and Potvin.  You can see the video abstract here.

To download the article and see the full abstract click here.



Dr. Fisher Talks in New Orleans

Bret Fisher, MD, Talks in New Orleans


In New Orleans on May 7th, 2015 Dr. Bret Fisher, MD, was invited to speak at the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology Quarterly Dinner Meeting. The audience was a group of highly respected ophthalmologist that are members of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Fisher spoke on advanced technologies IOLs and the technologies used in successfully implementing them.

If you’d like to see Dr. Fisher’s thank you letter them please click here > NOAO letter 5-15

Bret Fisher, MD, on surgeon faculty for a live surgery and debate

Bret Fisher, MD, on surgeon faculty for a live surgery and debate

San Diego, April 18ththAlcon Live Surgery Event– Bret Fisher, MD will be on the surgeon faculty for a live demonstration and discussion of the latest technologies and techniques to advance cataract surgery. Those in attendance will experience The ORA™ System with new VerifEye+™ Technology for the first time.

Bret Fisher, MD, has been invited to perform live surgery during the largest international yearly meeting of cataract and refractive surgeons. This surgery will be performed before a

live audience of five to ten thousand eye surgeons, by the largest manufacturer of eye surgery equipment and supplies in the world. This surgery is to help to demonstrate the newest technologies available in cataract surgery.   Alcons live surgery events during ASCRS are an important part of how they use technology, education, and partnership to advance cataract surgery. They enjoy engaging with the surgeons they serve and invite them to join in an interactive debate, featuring a panel of thought-leading surgeons discussing hot topics in cataract refractive surgery.

ORA™ with VerifEye+™ is the newest version of ORA™. The Eye Center of North Florida has been using ORA™ for several years, including the current version VerifEye™. Verifeye+™ represents further hardware and software upgrades that make the measurements of the eye during cataract surgery even faster and more accurate, and allows for increased ease of use for the surgery by moving much of the display into the ocular of the operating microscope, analogous to the “heads up” display in a modern fighter aircraft. This allows the surgeon to utilize the technology more effectively. In addition to ORA™ with VerifEye+™ the technologies being showcased are advanced intraocular lens implants (toric and multifocal), the LenSx™ femtosecond laser, and the Centurion Vision System for cataract surgery. Bret Fisher, MD, and the other participating surgeons, were privileged to be asked to participate in a clinical study to evaluate the new technology prior to its expected release this summer.


Dr. Fisher Speaks at SECO 2015

ATLANTA, March 4-8th — SECO 2015 – Where Sight Meets Vision was held in Atlanta, GA, March 4-8th. SECO is one of the largest educational meetings for optometrists in the country and has been held for 92 years and offers nearly 400 hours of continuing education.

Bret Fisher, MD was invited to be one of the speakers at SECO 2015. He lectured in the main session Saturday, March 7th, in a presentation entitled “The Future of Cataract Surgery.” During this special session, 1000 attendees learned about advances in cataract surgery today and in the future from Dr. Fisher, along with Dr. Lawrence Woodard of Atlanta, Georgia. They also discussed the optometrist’s role in counseling and co-managing the large patient population.