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About the author:

	Robert M. Kershner, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S. is an internationally recognized eye physician and surgeon, award-winning educator, industry consultant expert and a widely published medical journalist. In addition to taking care of patients and teaching physicians and students, he has authored more than 200 scientific articles, contributed to or authored 27 textbooks and is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals. He has been featured in television, radio and print, in USA Today, Men’s Health, Redbook and Newsweek, performed surgery as featured on CNN, the network news and ABC’s Evening News Tonight with Peter Jennings in 2003. He previously produced and appeared in a year long 60 second daily television spot titled “The Medical Minute” and for several years was host of the popular weekly cable television series “Eye on Health.”  
    Dr. Kershner has over 25 years of experience as a practicing ophthalmologist and has personally performed over 26,000 microsurgical procedures. He has innovated and helped to develop numerous new medical and surgical devices, surgical instruments (many that bear his name), lasers, intraocular lens implants, and microsurgical techniques for cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. 
    Dr. Kershner is the founder, former president and Medical/Surgical Director of the Orange Grove Center for Corrective Eye Surgery and the Eye Laser Center in Tucson, Arizona, and was the Director and Head of the Anterior Segment Fellowship Training Program. He is the founder and director of Eye Laser Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is the IK Ho Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
    Dr. Kershner pursued his undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and graduated with distinction from Boston University, where he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences in May 2002. He received his Masters of Science in Cell Biology and Biochemistry and Doctor of Medicine degrees with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  He completed his internship in general surgery, his specialty training in ophthalmology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson and was chief resident in ophthalmology at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
	Dr. Kershner is a frequent invited guest speaker throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a visiting lecturer in Austria, Brazil, France, Italy, Norway, India, Spain, Portugal, England, Canada, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, Holland, Australia, Czech Republic and Russia. He has been honored for his teaching and surgical skills by numerous organizations including the Alcon Surgical Award for Achievement in Ophthalmology, the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Association for Training and Research in Ophthalmic Surgery in Stansstad, Switzerland, by the late Director General and Professor Svyatoslav N. Fyodorov of the Intersectoral Research and Technology Complex in Moscow, Russia, the Japanese Society for Cataract Research, the Japan Intraocular Lens Implant Society, and was awarded the Gold Medal from the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, the Maharshtra Ophthalmic Society, and the Bombay Ophthalmologist’s Association. 
Dr. Kershner is listed in the Guide to "America's Top Ophthalmologists" published by the Consumers' Research Council of America in Washington, D.C. and is featured in the Highlights of Ophthalmology, Hall of Eminent and Leading Clinicians and Surgeons, an International Program commemorating 50 years of physician contributions to humanity.