Meet Kremer Eye Center’s Newest Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Bernard Dib M.D.

August 08, 2022

What made you want to join the OOMC Family?

I decided to join the OOMC family because it gives me the opportunity to provide efficient and integrated eye care alongside an outstanding team of specialists. I look forward to starting the retina division at Kremer.

Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon?

Vitreoretinal surgery is delicate, precise, impactful, and at times can make a difference between being irreversibly blind and regaining complete vision. The field of retina has also recently seen very exciting changes, with the advent of new imaging technologies and intraocular injections that have revolutionized the way we practice. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a retina specialist.

What procedures do you perform?

In clinic, I routinely perform eye injections and lasers for various retinal diseases including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In the operating room, I perform a variety of vitreoretinal procedures, from retinal detachment repair, to diabetic eye surgery, removal of floaters and blood, treatment of infections and trauma, macular hole/pucker repair, and placement of a secondary intraocular lens after complicated cataract surgery.

What are some of the most unique cases you have witnessed as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon?

Every case is unique in its own way, but some of the most memorable ones are bilateral traumatic eye injuries. They are often completely blinding without surgery, and the journey of recovery is arduous, uncertain, and highly emotional.

What is your favorite type of surgery to perform?

All cases! But macular surgery is the most elegant, while ocular trauma and complex retinal detachments tend to be the most challenging.

What do you like to do when you are not at the office?

Spending time with family and friends. I love traveling and exploring new cultures. I also enjoy filmmaking and hope to make a feature film one day.

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