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Sandra M. Johnson, MD

Sandra M. Johnson, MD

Sandra M Johnson, MD, is a fellowship-trained specialist who has been on the faculty of several of the most renowned educational institutions in the United States; Dartmouth, University of North Carolina, and the University of Virginia. She joined The Eye Institute of West Florida after 20 years of experience in all aspects of glaucoma. She follows patients as their primary glaucoma caregiver as well as seeing patients as a consultant to other eye care professionals. She is skilled in the medical, laser and surgical management of the disease. While working as a clinician-educator, she wrote scientific papers and chapters and contributed to many eye meetings. Since 2006, she has cultivated an interest in international ophthalmology and served ORBIS, as a volunteer eye faculty in many foreign countries.

Joined the Practice: 2017

Place of Birth: Nashua, NH

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Medical School: Boston University, MA

Internship: Tuft’s University, St. Elizabeth of Boston, MA

Residency: University of South Carolina, Columbia

Fellowship: Harvard University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board Certification: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Appointment: Volunteer Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa

Specialty: Glaucoma

Articles:Videos:Locations:
  • Orbis’s Volunteer Faculty Share Their Expertise With Eye Care Colleagues in Countries Far from Home – Click Here
  • Mirza S, Johnson SM.  Efficacy and patient tolerability of Travaprost BAK-free solution in patients with open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.  Clinical Ophthalmology 2010
  • Johnson, SM, Pike, EC, Feinstein, EG. Complications of inadvertent filtration blebs following cataract extraction.  J Cataract Refract Surg 38:539-43, 2012.
  • Murphy RK, , Ketzler L,. Rice, RD MD, Johnson SM, Jaccoma EH, MD.  Glucosamine as a possible risk factor for glaucoma: Retrospective Case Review. JAMA Ophthalmol  955-7, 2013
  • Patel, V, Gupta, A, Nunn J, Johnson, SM. The effect of early post-operative glaucoma medications on hypertensive phase with the Ahmed glaucoma implant.  J of  Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery.  1(2);2015. – Click Here
  • Areiter E, Johnson SM. The spectrum of angle closure, uveal effusion syndrome and nanopthalmous: a case report. J of Current Glaucoma Practice.  2016. – Click Here
  • Page R, Johnson SM. MIGS and cataract surgery.  IN: Cataract Surgery. AVID Science, ebook, 2016.
  • Avner Belkin MD, Teresa Chen MD, Aurora R. DeOliveria MD, Johnson SM, Pradeep Y. Ramulu MD, PhD, Yvonne M. Buys MD, FRSCS. A Practical Guide to the Pregnant and Breastfeeding Patient with Glaucoma. Ophthalmology Glaucoma. 2020 – Click Here

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