Dr. Mark Lesher, MD

Dr. Mark Lesher, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Mark Lesher, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in cataract surgery, cornea & external diseases, and more.

5757 Harper Dr NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Information

(505) 883-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Davis Vision
  • March Vision Care
  • Medicaid
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers
more than 95% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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12  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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.


  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Case Western Res U/U Hosps Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hunkeler Eye Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lesher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lesher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lesher to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lesher'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 (3)

Dr. Lesher performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. Prior to the surgeries my vision was about 20/40 in each eye and because of the cataracts, it could not be improved with new glasses. In my initial meeting with Dr. Lesher, he clearly explained such things as: (a) the nature of the surgical...more
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Dr. Lesher was very dismissive to my discomfort and condition. When I went on to explain symptoms I was having, he was disinterested and spent little time listening or explaining what I could expect from treatment. I would not recommend Dr. Lesher to anyone suffering from an eye condition.
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Dr. Lesher has very poor communication abilities. I had different issues that happen after my surgeries. He was dismissive towards my complications. I decided not to go back to him to get them resolved. As far as the clinic, because of its size, it is impersonal and I felt like being on a...more
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