Cathleen McCabe

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Cathleen McCabe

Cathleen McCabe, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer at Eye Health America™. She is one of the foremost eye surgeons today, specializing in complex and premium cataract and refractive surgery at The Eye Associates in Sarasota, Florida. She has a keen interest in advancing the field of ophthalmology and has participated in numerous clinical trials, including innovations in intraocular lenses, perioperative medications, medications and devices to treat glaucoma, dry eye treatments, and presbyopia correction.

Dr. McCabe continues to receive many prestigious and esteemed awards for her work in ophthalmology, including being named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Ophthalmology from 2015 to 2022. Castle Connolly also selected her for the first-ever Exceptional Women In Medicine Award for 2017 to 2022. She was named to Newsweek’s Best Eye Doctors list in 2022, The Ophthalmologist Global Power List of top ophthalmologists in 2021 and 2022, OSN Premier Surgeon 300 List, and the Premier Surgeon 250 List of Leading Innovators in Premium IOL Cataract Surgery. She was also chosen a LASERVISION Top 100 LASIK Surgeon, elected President of CEDARS/ASPEN-2017, and has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement and Secretariat Awards. She is the Immediate Past President of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS), the chair of the Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and serves on the governing board of ASCRS and on numerous editorial and subspecialty boards and committees. She has leadership positions in mentoring and international educational organizations, serves as Chief Medical Editor for Ophthalmic ASC Magazine and Cataract Refractive Surgery Today, co-chairs the OR Waste Task Force Committee, is an advisory board member of EyeSustain, and is an advisor to many ophthalmology industry partners.

Dr. McCabe is passionate about giving back to her local community, her profession, and globally. She participates in charitable giving and volunteer efforts both at home and abroad. She is a board member of several charitable foundations in ophthalmology, including One World Global Health/Sight for Life, OOSS Gives, and others.

Dr. McCabe received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and received her residency training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine. She continues to share her expertise by publishing articles and book chapters as well as lecturing at national and international ophthalmological seminars.