Mark F. Pyfer, MD

Dr. Pyfer is board certified in ophthalmic surgery by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in state-of-the-art refractive and cataract surgery. Dr. Pyfer serves on the teaching faculty of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Pyfer received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating at the top of his class. After serving an internship in internal medicine, he completed residency training in medical and surgical ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. While in residency at Wills, Dr. Pyfer coauthored the popular Wills Eye Manual, a reference book that has been translated into several languages, and is used by doctors around the world when treating eye disease.

Dr. Pyfer has published numerous scientific papers and abstracts related to his research on topics such as quality of vision after cataract and refractive surgery, surgical treatment of glaucoma, ocular blood flow and computer-enhanced image processing. He is the current President-elect of the Montgomery County Medical Society, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania


  • Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital

Positions & Distinctions

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Primary Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital

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