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Dr. Lewis R. Groden, M.D.

Tampa LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Lewis R. Groden, M.D.

Dr. Lewis R. Groden, M.D.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. Lewis R. Groden, M.D.

  • Dr. Lewis Groden is Executive Medical Director and Member of the Medical Advisory Board for LASIKPlus/LCA Vision
  • Dr. Groden served as an FDA Clinical Investigator for 6 studies
  • Dr. Lewis Groden is Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology University of South Florida
  • Dr. Lewis R. Groden treats patients seeking LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures from Tampa and throughout Florida.

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Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

LASIKPlus Tampa

Appointments:
Direct: (813) 870-3937
Toll Free: (866) 755-2026
Español : (866) 921-2394

2202 North West Shore Blvd., Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33607

To contact Dr. Lewis R. Groden, please visit: Online Contact Form for Dr. Groden at LASIKPlus in Tampa, Florida

Call or contact Dr. Lewis R. Groden today and please mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and cornea specialist. Dr. Groden’s exceptional qualifications are listed below.


Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Lewis R. Groden has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates place him among the top 1% of LASIK laser eye surgery and refractive surgeons specialists in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Premier Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Groden has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly demonstrate his highly distinguished career as a true pioneer in advancing vision correction surgery throughout the world.

Dr. Groden’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:

Experience

  • Over 23 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK and PRK
  • Over 35 years experience in refractive surgery, including laser eye surgery, and other vision correction procedures
  • Performed over 66,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Principal Investigator for 4 FDA clinical studies for manufacturers of lasers or other devices, products, and medications related to vision care as well as a Co-Investigator for 2 other FDA clinical studies
  • Refractive Surgery Expert Witness: Over 23 years experience providing expert witness services on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including case review and expert testimony for cases involving the following refractive surgery procedures:
    • LASIK, PRK laser eye surgery, and corneal transplants

Premier Patient Care

  • “All-Laser” LASIK (bladeless) using the IntraLase laser
  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Use of iLASIK Procedure- WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments
    • Alcon Wavefront Optimized LASIK & PRK
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Corneal Transplants
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction procedure performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in vision correction surgery devices or products, and/or their family members have chosen Dr. Groden to perform their LASIK or another vision correction procedure.

Professional Credentials

  • Current Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology University of South Florida
      • Director, Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology University of South Florida
      • Director, Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology
        University of South Florida
      • Platinum Dean’s Recognition Award, University of South Florida College of Medicine
      • William C. Edwards Award For Excellence in Teaching Surgical Teaching Award for USF Department of Ophthalmology
      • Past Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
      • Past Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
      • Past Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
      • Past Director, Cornea/External Disease Service
  • Past Faculty Appointments (Staff and/or other Privileges)
  • Hospital Staff Appointments
  • Past Hospital Staff Appointments
    • Montefiore Medical Center
    • Director, Montefiore Laser & Eye Center
    • Director, Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology
  • LasikPlus/LCA Vision
    • Executive Medical Director
    • Member, Medical Advisory Board
  • Professional Society and Organizations - Membership and Affiliations
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
      • Fellow
      • Achievement Award
      • Past Member of Preferred Practice Pattern Committee on Refractive Errors
    • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
    • The Cornea Society
    • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
    • Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Consulting Positions (for companies that develop lasers, other ophthalmic products and medications)
    • Alcon: Past Member of Alcon Refractive Leadership Council
  • Reviewer:
  • Over 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published
  • Over 5 text book chapters
  • Over 70 lectures or presentations on research topics at major eye meetings
  • Presentations since 2012 include:
    • Interesting Cases: Corneal Ulcers
      Aspen Corneal Society annual meeting
      Aspen, CO February 2012
    • Ectasia, Lessons Learned: Risk Factors
      Aspen Corneal Society annual meeting
      Aspen, CO February 2012
    • Ectasia, Lessons Learned: Risk Score Systems
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2012
    • Post-Laser Vision Correction Ectasia: Comparison of Patients With Normal Preoperative Topography and Patients With Abnormal Topography
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
      Chicago, IL April 2012
    • Analysis of the Groden Strike Point System and Randleman Ectasia Risk Score System: Review of 50 Post-Laser Vision Correction Ectasia Cases
      American Society of Cataract and refractive Surgery annual meeting
      Chicago, IL April 2012
    • Eye Rubbing in Refractive Surgery Patients: Prevalence and Relationship to Corneal Topography
      American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting
      Chicago, IL November 2012
    • Ectasia 2013
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2013
    • LASIK Enhancements
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2013
    • Efficacy of PRK Enhancements after LASIK
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
      San Francisco, CA April 2013
    • Ectasia: Lessons Learned
      American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery / Surface Ablation Femto-Lasers & CrossLinking Congress
      Deer Valley, UT August 2013
    • Angle Kappa: Does it matter?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2014
    • Refractive Surgery Outcomes and Nomograms
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2014
    • Pentacam: Topography vs Tomography
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2014
    • The Effect of Angle Kappa on Hyperopic LASIK
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Boston MA, April 2014
    • Controversies in Identifying Risk Factors for Post-LASIK Ectasia
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Boston MA, April 2014
    • Relevance of Sputum Cultures in Evaluating Donor Corneal Tissue for Transplant
      Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando FL May 2014
    • Ectasia; Where Are We Today?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO   February 2015
    • How Good is Modern Laser Correction?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO   February 2015
    • Safety and Efficacy of LASIK and PRK in a Large  Corporate Practice
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
      San Diego, CA April 2015
    • PRK or LASIK: Which is Better?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2016
    • The Influence of Contact Lenses on the Cornea: Urban Myth?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO February 2016
    • Comparison of LASIK and PRK for Myopia in a Large Corporate Practice
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
      New Orleans, LA   May 2016
    • Influence of Soft Contact Lenses on the Refraction and Cornea in Keratorefractive Surgery Candidates
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
      New Orleans, LA   May 2016
    • Laser Vision Correction: Surface Ablation vs LASIK
      Advanced Refractive Congress
      Miami Beach, FL  July 2016
    • Influence of Soft Contact Lenses on the Refraction and Cornea in Keratorefractive Surgery Candidates
      American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting
      Chicago, IL   October 2016
    • Post-LASIK Ectasia: Percent Tissue Altered
       how valuable is it?
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO  February 2017
    • Pentacam Interpretation “as simple as…”
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO  February 2017
    • EBK: A Better Way to Perform PRK
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO  February 2017
    • Visual Recovery, Epithelial Healing, and Pain: Comparison of PRK and Epi-Bowman Keratectomy (EBK)
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting Los Angeles, CA  May 2017
    • Percentage Tissue Altered in a Large Series of Post-Femtosecond LASIK Ectasia Cases
      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting Los Angeles, CA  May 2017
    • Pentacam Challenges
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO  February 2018
    • Training Refractive Surgeons
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, Co  February 2018
    • Cerulean Keratopathy
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO  February 2018
    • More Refractive: Surface Treatment Update
      Aspen Corneal Society
      Aspen, CO   February 2018

    Additional Career Highlights

    Education


    Surgeon Bio

    Dr. Lewis Groden serves as national Executive Medical Director of LasikPlus / LCA Vision. Dr. Groden received his education from Williams College and the State University of New York. He did his ophthalmology residency at Eye & Ear Hospital /University of Pittsburgh and cornea fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Groden is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida and Co-Director of their Residency Program. In addition, Dr. Groden is affiliated with several prestigious organizations including Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology and Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Groden has been performing laser vision correction for 23 years, 18 of which have been spent at LasikPlus. In total, Dr. Groden has performed over 66,000 laser vision corrections.

    "Seeing the difference we make in the way people live their lives is something I love about being a laser vision correction doctor. I have had LASIK and know what a wonderful procedure it is - I am fortunate to be able to bring this to others."      - Dr. Lewis R. Groden

    View Tampa LASIK Surgeon Lewis R. Groden Curriculum Vitae

    Please call (866) 755-2026 or visit Dr. Groden online at LasikPlus today for your free LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK eye surgeon and vision care specialist with proven expertise.

    You now have accurate information and a direct contact to an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Lewis R. Groden and his exceptional staff are looking forward to meeting with you.

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