Dr. Irving Raber, MD

Dr. Irving Raber, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Irving Raber, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & external diseases.Read his story

100 Presidential Blvd Ste 200

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Corneal Ulcer
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more than 99% of peers
Corneal Diseases
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Raber's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Raber "Irving M. Raber graduated from the University of Manitoba Medical School with a combined M.D. BSc (Med) Degree in 1971. He did a rotating internship at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto and a residency in Internal Medicine at Winnipeg Health Science Centre, which he completed in 1975. Dr. Raber also did a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and a Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia from 1978-1979. Dr. Raber was Chief of the Cornea Service at Scheie Eye Institute (University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology) from 1979-1986. He is an Attending Surgeon on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Institute and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1986, Dr. Raber joined Ophthalmic Partners where he currently continues an active practice primarily devoted to cornea/external eye disease, refractive surgery, and anterior segment surgery of the eye. He has been listed in the "Best Doctors in Philadelphia" and the "Best Doctors in the United States." He is on staff at numerous area hospitals including Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, and Virtua Health System in South Jersey. He is also Co-Medical Director of TLC Laser Center in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Dr. Raber has authored many publications and book chapters as well as lectured locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of many local, national, and international professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Raber was one of the initial investigators in 1991 involved with the use of the Excimer laser to treat moderate myopia."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raber "My approach to caring for my patients is to treat everyone as I would want somebody to treat a member of my family, with compassion, respect, and dignity by providing the best up to date treatments and allowing all the time needed to solve their problems and alleviate their concerns."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

25  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

18  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Toronto Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Winnipeg Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Raber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raber to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Raber's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I am currently being seen by Dr. Raber for Recurrent Corneal Erosion. I have been dealing with it for 9+ years and have seen multiple doctors for it. I felt like I was in good hands right at our first meeting. He has seen RCE before and is willing to try other methods before resorting to...more
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The best eye doctor by far. Went to many and only he was able to diagnosis a congenital issue I had with my eyes. After two coronial transplants I was able to play golf again! I would recommend Dr Raber to anyone seeking a eye Doctor!!!
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Dr. Raber is outstanding! I had DSEK cornea transplants in both eyes due to Fuchs' dystrophy back in 2010. In my case he did cataract surgery at the same time. He also did capsulotomy on both eyes later as well as diagnosing and referring me to a retina specialist for a PVD. I had follow-ups...more
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I trust him he is the only one able to make correct diagnosis
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