Dr. Maher Fanous, MD

Dr. Maher Fanous, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Maher Fanous, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Amer U Beirut in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6831 NW 11th Pl Ste 1

Gainesville, FL 32605

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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13  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Amer U Beirut
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Good Samaritan Hosp-Johns Hopkins U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • American U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fanous has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fanous' Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fanous' 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)

After two exams and two pairs of glasses purchased I have still not achieved any form of satisfaction, I found this practice to be uncaring and unprofessional in the extreme, at the second revisit, I felt that I was taking up their valuable time with little consideration for my concerns. Instead...more
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If I could leave zero stars I would!!! The most unprofessional staff we have ever encountered. Dr. Fanous has no compassion for his patients whatsoever. He will not contact you to explain any results and the staff reassures you that you are his top priority which is obviously not the case!! Look...more
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It is a challenge when relocating to a new area to find a competent, caring physician that is compatible with one's needs and expectations. I am so happy that I decided to trust the care of my eyes to Dr. Fanous. He is excellent in his field and I trust his knowledge, skills and decision making...more
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Outstanding manner, competent, office experience very good. If you want the best care go to him.
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