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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery

Specialty Focus: LASIK, PRK, cataract, glaucoma, refractive surgery, cornea, eye injury, chemical eye injury, laser vision correction, patent, ocular injury, non lethal projectile injury, pain or pepper ball

Education: BA, Boston University; MD, Boston University; Residency, University of Minnesota; Staff Assoc., National Institutes of Health

Years in Practice: 36

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


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A well -known ophthalmic surgeon with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Sher has an active corneal, refractive surgery and ophthalmology practice and specializes in laser vision correction (PRK and related procedures, complications of LASIK). Dr. Sher has been involved in the laser refractive surgery field since its earliest days and was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform excimer therapeutic and laser vision correction. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and treated numerous patients with glaucoma. He has authored two textbooks, several monographs and dozens of peer reviewed articles on refractive surgery. He is an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr Sher has reviewed over 250 potential malpractice cases for both defense and plaintiff and malpractice insurers. These include laser vision correction, corneal disease and transplants, cataract surgery, ocular drug toxicity and glaucoma. He holds several patents for ophthalmic devices and medications and has served as an expert in intellectual property cases for ophthalmic equipment and pharmaceutical companies in the US and abroad. On a selective basis, Dr. Sher performs independent medical exams for attorneys needing evaluation of complex eye injuries including non- lethal force injuries from chemical spray to flash grenade, pepper and paint balls. He has extensive experience in the litigation from chemical spills including ammonia and chlorine. Dr. Sher has been a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice for Medicare fraud issues and the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has consulted, run clinical trials and performed research for a number of leading ophthalmic device and pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Sher has been awarded the Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Troutman Medal from the ISRS for his work on pain control after laser vision correction.