Dr. Harry Grabow, M.D., Ophthalmologist
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Dr. Harry Grabow, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

4/5(36)
3920 Bee Ridge Bldg. F Suite A Sarasota Florida, 34233
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Grabow is a doubly board certified ophthalmic surgeon, being certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. Dr. Grabow received his M.D. from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; his internship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; and his residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Grabow is a specialist in cataract, implant, and vision-correcting refractive surgery. He is a pioneer in the development of “No-stitch, No-patch, No-needle” cataract surgery. He has been a consultant to ophthalmic device and equipment manufacturers throughout the world and has participated as a Clinical Investigator for FDA studies of new intraocular lenses (IOLs) and devices, including the first soft foldable IOL, the first IOL to correct astigmatism, a multifocal IOL to correct presbyopia (far and near vision), an accommodating IOL to correct presbyopia, an IOL for correcting nearsightedness (myopia), and a device to stabilize loose cataracts (“capsule tension ring”). Dr. Grabow performs corneal reshaping vision-correcting refractive surgery. He was the first in Sarasota to perform radial keratotomy (RK) to correct nearsightedness and astigmatic keratotomy (AK) to correct astigmatism and is certified to perform photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK. Dr. Grabow also performs implants for vision correction. He participated in the FDA study of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for the correction of nearsightedness in people ages 21 to 45 and was the first to implant the ICL in Sarasota in 1997. This lens has the advantages of correcting nearsightedness beyond the treatment range of LASIK (up to -8.00 Diopters) as it can correct up to -20.00 Diopters, and, opposed to a laser permanently removing tissue from the cornea, the ICL is removable and replaceable. Dr. Grabow also implants accommodative (crystalens) and multifocal IOLs (ReSTOR and ReZoom) for the correction of presbyopia. Dr. Grabow has published numerous articles in professional journals documenting his techniques and results. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Review of Ophthalmology. He has authored and contributed chapters to 23 textbooks, including one in Spanish and another in Italian. Dr. Grabow is an internationally recognized eye surgeon, lecturing and performing surgery in many countries all over the world. Surgeons come from all over the world to Sarasota to observe Dr. Grabow’s surgical techniques. His reputation brings him referred patients from other eye doctors, not only to perform difficult and complicated cases, but also to perform surgery on their relatives and even themselves. His reputation gained him recognition by his peers when he received the Loden Award for Excellence in Eyecare in 2004 from the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. He has been listed in the books Best Doctors in America (twice) and How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida. Dr. Grabow was one of the first surgeons in Florida to perform the No-Stitch, No-Patch, No-Needle cataract surgery procedure. He is certified in cataract surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgery.

Education and Training

Georgetown University MD 1970

Fairleigh Dickinson University Bachelor of Science 1966

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Eye Surgery

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cataract Surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology University of South Florida -
  • Board of Directors American College of Eye Surgeons 1993 - 1996

Awards

  • National Honor Society 1961 Dwight Morrow High School 
  • Cum Laude 1966 Fairleigh Dickinson University 
  • Outstanding OB-GYN 1970 Georgetown University 
  • Honor Award 1988 American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • Physician Recognition Award 1994 American Medical Association 
  • Physician Recognition Award 1999 American Medical Association 
  • Loden Award 2003 Society for Excellence in Eyecare 

Treatments

  • Macular Degeneration

Dr. Harry Grabow, M.D.'s Practice location

3920 Bee Ridge Bldg. F Suite A -
Sarasota, Florida 34233
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New patients: 941-921-7744
Fax: 941-921-3783

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Dr. Harry Grabow, M.D. has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 36 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Harry Grabow, who serves patients in Sarasota, Florida.

Having established his reputation as one of America’s most experienced ophthalmologists, Dr. Grabow specializes in cataract, implant, laser, and vision-correcting refractive surgeries. He was the first eye surgeon in Sarasota, Florida to perform radial keratotomy to correct nearsightedness and astigmatic keratotomy to correct astigmatism.

In private practice since 1976, he founded the Sarasota Cataract Institute in 1984, which later became the Sarasota Cataract & Laser Institute to reflect the addition of laser services. This state-of-the-art facility conducts leading-edge research, including Federal Drug Administration (FDA) studies of new products and techniques. It hosts numerous surgeons each year who travel from all over the world to learn Dr. Grabow’s surgical techniques. His reputation brings him referred patients from other eye doctors, not only to perform difficult and complicated cases, but also to perform surgery on their relatives and even themselves. 

In October of 1994, Dr. Grabow opened the Center for Advanced Eye Surgery, which is a free standing ambulatory surgery center in Sarasota, Florida. It is where a number of local surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures including cataract surgery, corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, and oculoplastic surgery.

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then performed his internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. 

A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he is board-certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. 

A pioneer in the development of “No-stitch, No-patch, No-needle” cataract surgery, Dr. Grabow has been a consultant to ophthalmic device and equipment manufacturers throughout the world. He has also participated as a Clinical Investigator for FDA studies of new intraocular lenses (IOLs) and devices, including the first soft foldable IOL, the first IOL to correct astigmatism, a multifocal IOL to correct presbyopia (far and near vision), an accommodating IOL to correct presbyopia, an IOL for correcting nearsightedness (myopia), and a device to stabilize loose cataracts (“capsular tension ring”). 

Performing implants for vision correction, he participated in the FDA study of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for the correction of nearsightedness in people ages 21 to 45 and was the first to implant the ICL in Sarasota in 1997. He also implants accommodative (crystalens) and multifocal IOLs (ReSTOR and ReZoom) for the correction of presbyopia, and is certified to perform photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK. 

Documenting his techniques and results, Dr. Grabow has published numerous articles in professional journals. He has authored and contributed chapters to 23 textbooks, including one in Spanish and another in Italian. He is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery & Review of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

An internationally recognized eye surgeon, Dr. Grabow lectures and performs surgery in many countries all over the world. Honored by his peers, he received the Loden Award for Excellence in Eyecare in 2004 from the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. He has also been listed in the books Best Doctors in America (twice) and How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida. 

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