Dr. Aaron Amacher III, MD

Dr. Aaron Amacher III, MD

Anterior Segment Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Aaron Amacher III, MD is an anterior segment surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences in 2001 and specializes in anterior segment surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

5250 E Southern Ave

Mesa, AZ 85206

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Amacher III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Amacher III "Dr. Aaron G. Amacher III earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Brigham Young University, and while there served as a missionary for two years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his medical doctorate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His transitional internship and ophthalmology residency were completed at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, where he also acted as Chief Resident. His honorable service in the U.S. Army provided Dr. Amacher an uncommon wealth of experience. While serving in Iraq he was awarded the Army Commendation medal with "V" device for valor in wartime. Teaching has also been an important aspect of his career. While in Washington, D.C. Dr. Amacher served as part of the Ophthalmology Residency teaching staff of the world-renowned Walter Reed Army Medical Center, instructing future ophthalmologists in surgical and medical eye care. He has also been appointed as an Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Touro University. Dr. Amacher continues to "give back" by having participated in Humanitarian efforts in Honduras, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Belize. He has been fortunate to take two of his children thus far in order to stress the importance of service.Dr. Amacher is board-certified in Ophthalmology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye diseases. Additionally, he has expertise in no-stitch cataract surgery to include vast experience with laser assisted cataract surgery. He is proficient with the latest lens technologies (toric IOL, multifocal IOL, and the Visian ICL), LASIK/PRK vision correction, and glaucoma laser and surgical implants (iStent). Additionally, Dr. Amacher has been on the cutting edge of treating "over 40" near vision loss or presbyopia. He was one of the first group of surgeons in the U.S. to be trained in the Kamra corneal inlay, as well as participating in the placement of the Raindrop corneal inlay even before its FDA approval. Dr. Amacher was also the first surgeon in Nevada to perform the Raindrop corneal inlay procedure. These new technologies allow him to help patients considerably reduce their dependence on reading glasses for near tasks.Quality patient care stands as his first priority. He has been awarded the "Patients' Choice Award," "Compassionate Doctor Recognition," and "Top 10 Doctor" for the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. He has also been listed as one of the "Leading Physicians of the World." Dr. Amacher speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amacher III "Compassionate care emphasizing the highest quality medical and surgical Ophthalmic treatment for your eye and vision needs."

5  Specialties

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Procedure
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Amacher III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amacher III to family and friends
38 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Amacher III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Very professional, friendly and prompt. Experience was great. I would recommend to everyone.
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Dr. Amacher is very professional, friendly and attuned to patient needs. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable regarding my surgery. I am very pleased with the facility and the way they treat all patients.
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If cataract surgery is in your future, you will not find a better doctor or a better facility. The staff from the receptionist to the attending RNs are without exception courteous, competent and professional. A truly fantastic experience.
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I recently had cataract and astigmatism corrective surgery with Dr Amacher. I chose him because of his high survey rating, and I agree with the 5 star rating. Although my surgery is common, it wasn't common for me, and he took plenty of time to explain the procedure and answer my questions. It...more
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I originally started out at the Knox/Henderson location. I was greeted very professional by the staff. I was then greeted again by James Tanner, he's was extremely professional along with all the other staff. I wanted the LASIK done on a Friday and James worked very hard at making this happen. ...more
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