Ziemer USA announced that Bret Fisher, MD, will serve as medical monitor to oversee the clinical performance of Ziemer medical devices, including the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser and the Galilei Dual Scheimpflug and Placido system.
"We are very pleased to fill this important role with a surgeon who has the diverse experience offered by Dr. Fisher," David Bragg, President of Ziemer USA, said in a company news release. "His knowledge and practical expertise will be a great resource for anyone using Ziemer devices."
Dr. Fisher serves as Medical Director of the Eye Center of North Florida, specializing in refractive and cataract surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in Cataract and Implant Surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). The Eye Center of North Florida is nationally recognized as an ophthalmic center of excellence and frequently hosts visiting surgeons from across the U.S. and the world. Dr. Fisher has served as a clinical investigator for more than 30 refractive surgery studies and frequently speaks at industry conferences.
Dr. Fisher specializes in refractive cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted surgery and multifocal, toric, and accommodative intraocular lens implants. He was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and also performs advanced custom LASIK using a femtosecond laser for flap creation. Dr. Fisher was one of the first five physicians in the United States to perform these procedures using the Ziemer femtosecond laser.