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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 bladeless laser cataract surgery and LASIK at The Eye Associates in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. McCabe has performed over 45,000 cataract surgeries and more than 17,000 LASIK procedures.  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 – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021for Ophthalmology. Castle Connolly also selected her for the first-ever Exceptional Women In Medicine Award for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. She was named to the 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, has received the American Academy Achievement Award, is the Vice President and incoming President of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, and serves on numerous editorial and subspecialty boards and committees. She is passionate about giving back to her local community, profession and globally and 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/Vision Quest, 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.