Mark H. Blecher, MD

Dr. Blecher has been a part of Philadelphia Eye Associates since 1986, before which he attended Brandeis University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During his residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital, he served as co-chief resident during the third year. Dr. Blecher was an integral part in the development of modern refractive surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, being one of the first providers to perform it there. He was also one of the first to perform LASIK with FDA approval of the Excimer Laser some years later. Since then, Dr. Blecher has performed over 10,000 LASIK procedures.

Currently, Dr. Blecher focuses primarily on premium cataract surgery, having transitioned refractive work to his partner, Dr. Brad Feldman. He sees patients at various Philadelphia Eye Associates locations throughout the city and remains one of the highest volume cataract surgeons in the Delaware Valley.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Blecher has been involved in clinical research for over 20 years and has been a Primary Investigator on refractive surgery and Phakic IOL studies. He has also given lectures at annual meetings for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, as well as abroad. In the past, Dr. Blecher has been awarded the Golden Apple award at Wills Eye for teaching, and the Silver Tray award from the Wills Eye Alumni Society for service to the hospital. At present, Dr. Blecher is currently Senior Medical Editor of Review of Ophthalmology, a widely published medical journal.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from Brandeis University
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Training

  • Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital

Positions & Distinctions

  • Co-Director of the Cataract Department at the Wills Eye Hospital
  • Senior Medical Editor of Review of Ophthalmology
  • Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs of 2017 and 2018
  • Golden Apple Award from Wills Eye Hospital
  • Silver Tray Award from Wills Eye Alumni Society

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