Michael A. Farbowitz, MD

I’ve wanted to be an ophthalmologist ever since grade school. As a boy, I was fascinated by the workings of the human eye, and how a simple pair of glasses could restore clear vision!  I am blessed to be able to fulfill the childhood dream of helping people restore and maintain their precious gift of sight.

Ophthalmology is an exciting field. In the almost 20 years that I’ve been in practice, I’ve seen so many advances in technology that have changed the way I diagnose and treat patients. I truly enjoy going to work every day with the opportunity to use the high-tech tools at my disposal.

Although I practice comprehensive ophthalmology, taking care of patients of all ages and all eye conditions, I have a particular interest in refractive cataract surgery with new technology intraocular lenses, restoring patients’ vision while enabling them to see well without glasses. Some of my most satisfying visits are with my post-operative patients, most of whom are ecstatic with their vision.

I have also taken an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome, a very common condition that can affect comfort and vision. I’m proud of our recent establishment of a dry eye center of excellence, using the latest technology to help patients deal with their dry eye.

Of all of my accomplishments, two stand out above all others. The first is my commitment to treating cataracts in the developing world. Since 2012, I have traveled to Ghana, Ecuador, and Honduras to perform cataract surgery for those who otherwise would not have access to this kind of surgery. These missions have been exhausting, humbling, overwhelming, and extremely rewarding, all at the same time. I plan on continuing to go abroad every few years and continue this work.

I’m even prouder of the family I’ve raised. My wife and I have 2 college-age children, and we have filled the empty nest with a 3 year old bassador rescue dog, Toby. In my spare time I enjoy staying in shape, writing, and spending time with the family.

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