Dr. Brian Horsman, MD

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Dr. Brian Horsman, MD
Dr Horsman was born in New Brunswick, Canada. His university education was at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Following undergraduate studies in Psychology he completed a MD degree and Rotating Internship. He practiced for 3 years in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Saint John, New Brunswick. Postgraduate studies at Dalhousie University included one year of Pathology and 3 years of Residency in Ophthalmology. Further studies in Retina Vitreous at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, prepared him for a career in Retina Vitreous surgery and diseases. In 1989 he joined the full time faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. There, he introduced many new procedures in the field of vitreous surgery. He developed a wide experience in repair of Retinal Detachment, complications of cataract surgery and ocular trauma. He also performed numerous surgical treatments of Pediatric Retinal disease during his 6 years on staff. As a Professor of Ophthalmology he taught residents in Ophthalmology. He was the Director of the Ocular Tumor Clinic for 5 years; integrating Radiation Oncology, Oculoplastics and Retina physicians in the complex treatment of ocular tumors. He delivered papers on the treatment of Retinal diseases at meetings in North America and Europe. In 1995 he immigrated to the United States of America. He joined the clinical staff of Barnet Dulaney Eye Clinic, becoming the first Retina surgeon in the group. Over the past 15 years the Division of Retina has grown to four surgeons supported by highly trained staff. Dr. Horsman is the Director of the Retina Group at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center. Dr. Horsman has performed over 13,000 Posterior Vitrectomies and tens of thousands of laser surgeries. He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Ocular tumors. Dr. Horsman is head of the Teleretinal Diabetic monitoring program at the Veterans Hospital, based in Phoenix. He continues the pursuit of excellence in the clinic and the operating room by attending numerous international meetings. Dr. Horsman is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and belongs to European Retinal Societies. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He devotes many hours researching the best techniques of treating diseases of the retina. The Heidelberg Retinal Angiogram system from Heidelberg Germany is one of his main clinical interests. He began using this technology in 2000. The Heidelberg System uses both scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and confocal microscopy to examine minute details of the retina. Indocyangreen, Fluorescein Angiography and Ocular Coherence Tomography imaging are critical in developing a treatment plan for complex macular diseases. The Heidelberg Spectralis system is the most sophisticated retinal imaging system available in the world. Dr. Horsman uses small gauge instrumentation [25 gauge] for all Posterior Vitrectomies leading to faster healing and often better recovery of vision. Dr. Horsman is board certified in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also board certified in Canada as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Prospective patients are encouraged to arrange a consultation for diseases of the vitreous and retina. New patients are welcome to our practice for care of Retinal disease or for a second opinion for complex cases.

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Patient Comments (3)
in Prescott , AZ |
Horrible man. Refused to answer questions re treatment; told us to shut up and that we had a "bad attitude! I tried to explain what treatment my 80 yr old husband had received-he again ytold me to shut up, that he didn't care! BEWARE! This Dr. Does NOT care about patients rights or respect!
in surprise, az |
This doctor will not give you a chance to ask questions. Very rushed. Will not explain anything. Seems very selective in treating certain patients only. His staff is not very professional and also very rushed. Walking on egg shells when I'm there. Never recommend this person!!
in Prescott, Arizona |
He has been working on my eyes for over 5yrs now. I trust only him. He has done 13 laser surgeries and 3 vitrectomies on my eyes. All went well.
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Dr Horsman was born in New Brunswick, Canada. His university education was at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Following undergraduate studies in Psychology he completed a MD degree and Rotating Internship. He practiced for 3 years in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Postgraduate studies at Dalhousie University included one year of Pathology and 3 years of Residency in Ophthalmology. Further studies in Retina Vitreous at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, prepared him for a career in Retina Vitreous surgery and diseases.

In 1989 he joined the full time faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. There, he introduced many new procedures in the field of vitreous surgery. He developed a wide experience in repair of Retinal Detachment, complications of cataract surgery and ocular trauma. He also performed numerous surgical treatments of Pediatric Retinal disease during his 6 years on staff. As a Professor of Ophthalmology he taught residents in Ophthalmology. He was the Director of the Ocular Tumor Clinic for 5 years; integrating Radiation Oncology, Oculoplastics and Retina physicians in the complex treatment of ocular tumors. He delivered papers on the treatment of Retinal diseases at meetings in North America and Europe.

In 1995 he immigrated to the United States of America. He joined the clinical staff of Barnet Dulaney Eye Clinic, becoming the first Retina surgeon in the group. Over the past 15 years the Division of Retina has grown to four surgeons supported by highly trained staff. Dr. Horsman is the Director of the Retina Group at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center. Dr. Horsman has performed over 13,000 Posterior Vitrectomies and tens of thousands of laser surgeries. He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Ocular tumors. Dr. Horsman is head of the Teleretinal Diabetic monitoring program at the Veterans Hospital, based in Phoenix.

He continues the pursuit of excellence in the clinic and the operating room by attending numerous international meetings. Dr. Horsman is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and belongs to European Retinal Societies. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He devotes many hours researching the best techniques of treating diseases of the retina. The Heidelberg Retinal Angiogram system from Heidelberg Germany is one of his main clinical interests. He began using this technology in 2000. The Heidelberg System uses both scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and confocal microscopy to examine minute details of the retina. Indocyangreen, Fluorescein Angiography and Ocular Coherence Tomography imaging are critical in developing a treatment plan for complex macular diseases. The Heidelberg Spectralis system is the most sophisticated retinal imaging system available in the world.

Dr. Horsman uses small gauge instrumentation [25 gauge] for all Posterior Vitrectomies leading to faster healing and often better recovery of vision. Dr. Horsman is board certified in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also board certified in Canada as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Prospective patients are encouraged to arrange a consultation for diseases of the vitreous and retina. New patients are welcome to our practice for care of Retinal disease or for a second opinion for complex cases.

Dr. Horsman's Care Philosophy

Our Mission: To provide world class eye care while using leading edge technology. We offer highly trained surgeons, doctors and staff to produce quality outcomes in a compassionate and patient centered environment.

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  •  Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Macular Edema
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Dalhousie University

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Dalhousie University

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Wisc Hospital Clins

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Dalhousie University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery