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Terrence P. O'Brien, M.D.

External Diseases and Cornea
Director, Refractive Surgery
Director, Ocular Infectious Diseases

An internationally recognized expert in refractive surgery, anterior segment and eye infections, Dr. Terrence Patrick O'Brien has an active clinical and surgical practice in External Diseases and Cornea at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves as Director of the Refractive Eye Surgery service at The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as Director of Ocular Infectious Diseases at Wilmer, where he founded the Ocular Microbiology Laboratory.

Dr. O'Brien graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed residency training at The Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins. He then completed a fellowship in cornea and external diseases emphasizing on ocular infectious diseases and corneal surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was selected to return to Wilmer as the Assistant Chief of Service in 1990 and has been on the fulltime professorial faculty at Johns Hopkins for the 13 years. He has written and contributed to numerous published ophthalmology articles and books throughout his career. He is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Refractive Surgery Interest Group of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, on the Executive Board for the International Society of Refractive Surgery and President of the Ocular Microbiology & Immunology Group. He is also an active member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has repeatedly been selected as one of a select group of top doctors and best ophthalmologists in the United States. He is assistant editor of the prestigious Journal of Refractive Surgery and Editor-In-Chief of Contemporary Ophthalmology. Dr. O'Brien is a frequent international visiting professor lecturing on advances in refractive surgery and prevention and management of complications of refractive surgery. He has been a Course Director for numerous continuing medical education courses and assists in training physicians for certification in laser vision correction procedures.