Board Certified Ophthalmologist, ABMS MOC
LASIK & Clear Lens Replacement Surgeon
Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon Principal investigator of Clinical Studies
Cathleen McCabe, MD is one of the foremost eye surgeons practicing today and is a vital asset to The Eye Associates' team. After Dr. McCabe received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she went on to her residency training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine.
Dr. McCabe specializes in cataract surgery and LASIK. She has performed over 40,000 cataract surgeries and more than 17,000 LASIK procedures. She also performs laser treatments for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
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 for Ophthalmology. Castle Connolly has also selected Dr. McCabe for the first-ever Exceptional Women In Medicine Award for 2017. Dr. McCabe was named in the Premier Surgeon 300 List as a Premier Surgeon innovator for refractive surgery and was in the recent past also on the Premier Surgeon 250 List as a leading innovator in premium IOL cataract surgery. She was also selected as a LaserVision Top 100 Surgeon for her vast experience and excellent outcomes in LASIK and refractive surgery. Recently, Dr. McCabe was elected president of CEDARS/ASPENS-2017. CEDARS/ASPENS is a not-for-profit society of surgeon educators whose mission is to expand the knowledge of ophthalmic surgery and foster excellence in patient care through clinical experience, peer-to-peer exchange, and practice education. Dr. McCabe’s ongoing commitment to continuing her education in her chosen medical field also earned her the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA), presented by the American Medical Association. She has also been honored with the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist (LEO) Continuing Education Recognition Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Recently, she has successfully fulfilled the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) to be recertified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. MOC is a process that embodies the principles of lifelong learning and improvement. The goal of MOC is to continually set the standards of excellence in the quality of ophthalmic care by focusing on six general competencies integral to quality care: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. The American Board of Ophthalmology also recognizes a seventh competency in surgical skills.
She continues to share her expertise by publishing articles and book chapters as well as lecturing at ophthalmological and optometric seminars.