Dr. Robert Kershner, MD

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Dr. Robert Kershner, MD
Dr. Kershner is an ophthalmologist, eye physician and surgeon, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmic Medical Technology at Palm Beach State College and President and CEO of Eye Laser Consulting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is an internationally known thought leader and innovator, having authored more than two hundred scientific articles, written or contributed to more than thirty textbooks, and is on the editorial board and reviewer for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Kershner has been an invited guest speaker throughout the United States and internationally and has received numerous awards for teaching and surgical excellence including, the International Association for Training and Research in Ophthalmic Surgery in Stansstad, Switzerland, the late Director General and Professor Svyatoslav N. Fyodorov of the Intersectoral Research and Technology Complex in Moscow, Russia, the Japanese Society for Cataract Research, the Japan Intraocular Lens Implant Society, the Gold Medal from the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, the Maharshtra Ophthalmic Society, the Bombay Ophthalmologist's Association and the IK HO Visiting Professorship of Ophthalmology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an expert consultant to the industry in refractive cataract surgery, the surgical correction of astigmatism and presbyopia, neuroadaptation and physician led innovation for emerging technologies in ophthalmology.

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The patient always comes first. In education, research and clinical practice, the test of any new procedure, therapy or treatment is an answer to the question, "is this the best possible option for this patient?"

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Dr. Kershner consistently ranks in the top 2% of ophthalmologists worldwide. He has been featured in television, radio, print, and online, in USA Today, Men's Health, Ladies Home Journal, and Newsweek, has written for the Boston Globe Magazine, was seen worldwide on television performing surgery with the first bifocal intraocular lens implant in 1984, the Implantable...

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Dr. Kershner is an ophthalmologist, eye physician and surgeon, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmic Medical Technology at Palm Beach State College and President and CEO of Eye Laser Consulting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is an internationally known thought leader and innovator, having authored more than two hundred scientific articles, written or contributed to more than thirty textbooks, and is on the editorial board and reviewer for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Kershner has been an invited guest speaker throughout the United States and internationally and has received numerous awards for teaching and surgical excellence including, the International Association for Training and Research in Ophthalmic Surgery in Stansstad, Switzerland, the late Director General and Professor Svyatoslav N. Fyodorov of the Intersectoral Research and Technology Complex in Moscow, Russia, the Japanese Society for Cataract Research, the Japan Intraocular Lens Implant Society, the Gold Medal from the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, the Maharshtra Ophthalmic Society, the Bombay Ophthalmologist's Association and the IK HO Visiting Professorship of Ophthalmology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an expert consultant to the industry in refractive cataract surgery, the surgical correction of astigmatism and presbyopia, neuroadaptation and physician led innovation for emerging technologies in ophthalmology.

Dr. Kershner's Care Philosophy

The patient always comes first. In education, research and clinical practice, the test of any new procedure, therapy or treatment is an answer to the question, "is this the best possible option for this patient?"

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Dr. Kershner is subspecialty trained and certified in cataract and refractive surgery. He has examined and helped more than 300,000 people in five states for more than two decades.

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Dr. Kershner has performed more than 32,000 eye microsurgical procedures including microincision laser cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation, LASIK surgery for the correction of refractive errors-nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, implantation of the collamer implantable contact lens (Visian ICL), and the Miniature Implantable Telescope for low vision patients due to Macular Degeneration.

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Dr. Kershner consistently ranks in the top 2% of ophthalmologists worldwide. He has been featured in television, radio, print, and online, in USA Today, Men's Health, Ladies Home Journal, and Newsweek, has written for the Boston Globe Magazine, was seen worldwide on television performing surgery with the first bifocal intraocular lens implant in 1984, the Implantable Miniature Telescope in 2003, on CNN, ABC's Evening News Tonight with Peter Jennings, has served as a medical consultant to ABC News Special Report and as a past host of the popular weekly cable television series "Eye on Health." Listed in the 2003-2015 Guides to "America's Top Ophthalmologists", featured in the Highlights of Ophthalmology, Hall of Eminent and Leading Clinicians and Surgeons, and in 2010 was recognized by the publishers, editors, and physician advisors of Premier Surgeon as one of the 250 top innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery in the World. 

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    U Ariz Hlth Sci Ctr
  • Residency Hospital
    U Ariz Hlth Sci Ctr
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Other Education
    University Of Vermont Graduate College

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Technology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • LASIK
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration