Contact Information

  • Company: Eye Care Associates and Medicolegal-Ophthalmology, LLC
  • Phone: (612) 436-2117
  • Fax: (612) 333-8306
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery

Specialty Focus: LASIK, PRK, photorefractive, keratectomy, refractive surgery, cornea, chemical, ammonia, chlorine, laser vision correction, farsightedness, nearsightedness, visual disability calculation, workman compensation

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: 7

Additional Information

A well known ophthalmic surgeon with over thirty five 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 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. He provides expert evaluation of potential malpractice cases involving ophthalmology for defense and plaintiff. He has consulted for a number of malpractice carriers and some of the nation's leading law firms. He has served as an expert in intellectual property cases for ophthalmic equipment and pharmaceutical companies and is experienced in testifying in US Federal courts. Dr. Sher performs independent medical exams for attorneys needing evaluation of complex eye injuries involved in workman's compensation or litigation. He has developed software to speed and make more accurate the calculation of visual disability 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 also has considerable experience in the evaluation of toxic exposures to various chemicals such as ammonia and chlorine and has put together teams of ophthalmic specialists for the screening of large numbers of patients. 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.