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Robert Osher, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Rochester
  • Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 5300
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-55-5151
  • Email robert.osher@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Avakian, Amaryllis; Osher, Robert H 2012. Rescue technique for salvaging toric intraocular lens alignment. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 38 10, 1716-8

Osher, Robert H 2012. October consultation #2. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 38 10, 1868-9

Osher, Robert H 2012. Here's a good tip. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 38 6, 1113-4; author reply

Osher, Robert H 2012. Internal flare: Modification of wound construction for microincisional cataract surgery. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 38 4, 721-2

Osher, Robert H; Golnik, Karl C; Barrett, Graham; Shimizu, Kimiya 2012. Intentional extreme anisometropic pseudophakic monovision: new approach to the cataract patient with longstanding diplopia. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 38 8, 1346-51

Osher, Robert H 2011. How many times…. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 37 12, 2237-8

Snyder, Michael E; Osher, Robert H 2011. Evaluation of trypan-blue and indocyanine-green staining of iris prostheses. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 37 1, 206-7

Osher, Robert H 2010. Differentiating transient and permanent negative dysphotopsia. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 36 9, 1619; author reply 1

Osher, Robert H 2010. How quickly we forget. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 36 4, 702; author reply 70

Osher, Robert H 2010. Iris fingerprinting: new method for improving accuracy in toric lens orientation. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 36 2, 351-2

Osher, Robert H; Osher, James M; Cionni, Robert J 2010. Multifocal iris sphincter ruptures: new sign of the lens-iris diaphragm retropulsion syndrome. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 36 1, 170-2

Cionni, Robert J; Osher, Robert H; Snyder, Michael E; Nordlund, Michael L 2009. Visual outcome comparison of unilateral versus bilateral implantation of apodized diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses after cataract extraction: prospective 6-month study. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 35 6, 1033-9

Osher, Robert H 2009. Transient pseudophakic hyperopia after previous radial keratotomy. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 35 12, 2176; author reply 2

Osher, Robert H 2009. Deliberate use of unequal adds with aspheric ReSTOR intraocular lens. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 35 9, 1646

Khng, Christopher; Osher, Robert H 2008. Evaluation of the relationship between corneal diameter and lens diameter. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 34 3, 475-9

Lane, Stephen S; Osher, Robert H; Masket, Samuel; Belani, Shaleen 2008. Evaluation of the safety of prophylactic intracameral moxifloxacin in cataract surgery. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 34 9, 1451-9

Osher, Robert H 2008. Initial report of IOL-induced accommodation. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 34 12, 2009; author reply 2

Osher, Robert H 2008. Negative dysphotopsia: long-term study and possible explanation for transient symptoms. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 34 10, 1699-707

Chang, David F; Osher, Robert H; Wang, Li; Koch, Douglas D 2007. Prospective multicenter evaluation of cataract surgery in patients taking tamsulosin (Flomax). Ophthalmology, 114 5, 957-64

Karatza, Ekaterini C; Burk, Scott E; Snyder, Michael E; Osher, Robert H 2007. Outcomes of prosthetic iris implantation in patients with albinism. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 10, 1763-9

Marques, Frederico F; Marques, Daniela M V; Osher, Robert H; Freitas, Lincoln L 2007. Longitudinal study of intraocular lens exchange. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 2, 254-7

Osher, Robert H 2007. Microcoaxial phacoemulsification Part 2: clinical study. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 3, 408-12

Osher, Robert H 2007. Preoperative atropine in IFIS. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 3, 364

Osher, Robert H 2007. Pupil stretch technique. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 3, 362; author reply 36

Osher, Robert H 2007. Iris damage by inadvertent cannula injection. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 2, 339-41

Osher, Robert H; Injev, Valentine P 2007. Microcoaxial phacoemulsification Part 1: laboratory studies. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 3, 401-7

Ozturk, Faruk; Snyder, Michael E; Osher, Robert H; Bishop, Joseph R 2007. Hyperopic shift with posterior bowing of a Collamer posterior chamber intraocular lens. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 1, 159-61

Tsai, Julie H; Khng, Christopher G; Osher, Robert H; Sussman, Glenn R 2007. Development of an in vitro model to assess posterior capsule safety during phacoemulsification with ultrasound or AquaLase handpieces. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 6, 1076-81

Vaz, Fabio Marques; Osher, Robert H 2007. Cataract surgery and anterior megalophthalmos: custom intraocular lens and special considerations. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 33 12, 2147-50

Cionni, Robert J; Karatza, Ekaterini C; Osher, Robert H; Shah, Manan 2006. Surgical technique for congenital iris coloboma repair. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 11, 1913-6

Khng, Christopher; Osher, Robert H 2006. Surgical options in the face of positive pressure. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 9, 1423-5

Marques, Frederico F; Marques, Daniela M V; Osher, Robert H; Osher, James M 2006. Fate of anterior capsule tears during cataract surgery. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 10, 1638-42

Osher, Robert H 2006. The circle and the shadow: 2 early postoperative findings. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 4, 694-5

Osher, Robert H 2006. Association between IFIS and Flomax. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 4, 547

Osher, Robert H 2006. Crisscross lensotomy: New explantation technique. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 3, 386-8

Osher, Robert H; Injev, Valentine P 2006. Thermal study of bare tips with various system parameters and incision sizes. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 5, 867-72

Ozturk, Faruk; Osher, Robert H 2006. Phacoemulsification in a patient with a deep brain stimulator. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 4, 687-8

Ozturk, Faruk; Osher, Robert H 2006. Capsular staining: recent developments. Current opinion in ophthalmology, 17 1, 42-4

Ozturk, Faruk; Osher, Robert H; Osher, James M 2006. Secondary prosthetic iris implantation following traumatic total aniridia and pseudophakia. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 32 11, 1968-70

Osher, Robert H 2005. Shark fin: a new sign of thermal injury. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 31 3, 640-2

Osher, Robert H; Snyder, Michael E; Cionni, Robert J 2005. Modification of the Siepser slip-knot technique. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 31 6, 1098-100

Barros, Marcílio G; Osher, Robert H 2004. Posterior capsule tear caused by misalignment within a silicone irrigation/aspiration tip. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 7, 1570-1

Cionni, Robert J; Barros, Marcílio G; Osher, Robert H 2004. Management of lens-iris diaphragm retropulsion syndrome during phacoemulsification. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 5, 953-6

Marques, Daniela M V; Marques, Frederico F; Osher, Robert H 2004. Subtle signs of zonular damage. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 6, 1295-9

Marques, Daniela M V; Marques, Frederico F; Osher, Robert H 2004. Three-step technique for staining the anterior lens capsule with indocyanine green or trypan blue. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 1, 13-6

Marques, Frederico F; Marques, Daniela M V; Smith, Corwin M; Osher, Robert H 2004. Intraocular lens exchange assisted by preoperative neodymium:YAG laser haptic fracture. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 1, 247-9

Osher, Robert H 2004. Adjusting intraocular lens power for sulcus fixation. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 10, 2031; author reply 2

Osher, Robert H; Barros, Marcílio G; Marques, Daniela M V; Marques, Frederico F; Osher, James M 2004. Early uncorrected visual acuity as a measurement of the visual outcomes of contemporary cataract surgery. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 30 9, 1917-20

Burk, Scott E; Da Mata, Andrea P; Snyder, Michael E; Schneider, Susan; Osher, Robert H; Cionni, Robert J 2003. Visualizing vitreous using Kenalog suspension. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 4, 645-51

Cionni, Robert J; Barros, Marcílio G; Kaufman, Adam H; Osher, Robert H 2003. Cataract surgery without preoperative eyedrops. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 12, 2281-3

Cionni, Robert J; Osher, Robert H; Marques, Daniela M V; Marques, Frederico F; Snyder, Michael E; Shapiro, Scott 2003. Modified capsular tension ring for patients with congenital loss of zonular support. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 9, 1668-73

Nordlund, Michael L; Marques, Daniela M V; Marques, Frederico F; Cionni, Robert J; Osher, Robert H 2003. Techniques for managing common complications of cataract surgery. Current opinion in ophthalmology, 14 1, 7-19

Osher, Robert H 2003. Low-dose tissue plasminogen activator. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 12, 2258; author reply 2

Osher, Robert H; Marques, Frederico F; Marques, Daniela M V; Cionni, Robert J 2003. Focal multistriae: postoperative finding in posterior lenticonus patients. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 10, 2029-31

Osher, Robert H; Snyder, Michael E 2003. Phakic implantation of a black intraocular lens in a blind eye with leukocoria. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 4, 839-41

Schneider, Susan; Osher, Robert H; Burk, Scott E; Lutz, Travis B; Montione, Richard 2003. Thinning of the anterior capsule associated with congenital aniridia. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 3, 523-5

Temel, Mustafa; Osher, Robert H 2003. Posterior capsule tear resulting from faulty instrumentation. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 29 3, 619-20

Bylsma, Stephen S; Zalta, Alan H; Foley, Eugene; Osher, Robert H 2002. Phakic posterior chamber intraocular lens pupillary block. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 28 12, 2222-8

Masket, Samuel; Osher, Robert H 2002. Late complications with intraocular lens dislocation after capsulorhexis in pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 28 8, 1481-4

Osher, Robert H 2002. Planned vitrectomy procedure. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 28 6, 911; author reply 91

Burk, S E; Da Mata, A P; Snyder, M E; Cionni, R J; Cohen, J S; Osher, R H 2001. Prosthetic iris implantation for congenital, traumatic, or functional iris deficiencies. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 27 11, 1732-40

Foster, R E; Petersen, M R; Neuss, M N; Osher, R H 2001. Progressive outer retinal necrosis syndrome in a lymphoma patient with good visual outcome. American journal of ophthalmology, 132 1, 117-20

Osher, R H 1999. Tissue-plasminogen activator fibrinolysis. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 25 7, 880

Osher, R H; Burk, S E 1999. Cataract surgery combined with implantation of an artificial iris. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 25 11, 1540-7

Cionni, R J; Osher, R H 1998. Management of profound zonular dialysis or weakness with a new endocapsular ring designed for scleral fixation. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 24 10, 1299-306

Cohen, J S; Osher, R H 1997. Endophthalmitis associated with releasable sutures. Archives of ophthalmology, 115 2, 292

Osher, R H 1997. Complication with clear corneal surgery. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 23 9, 1276

Osher, R H; Cionni, R J; Cohen, J S 1996. Re-forming the flat anterior chamber with Healon. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 22 4, 411-5

Cionni, R J; Osher, R H 1995. Endocapsular ring approach to the subluxed cataractous lens. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 21 3, 245-9

Osher, R H 1994. Clear lens extraction. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 20 6, 674

Osher, R H; Amdahl, L D; Cheetham, J K 1994. Antimicrobial efficacy and aqueous humor concentration of preoperative and postoperative topical trimethoprim/polymyxin B sulfate versus tobramycin. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 20 1, 3-8

Lesser, G R; Osher, R H; Whipple, D; Abrams, G W; Cionni, R J 1993. Treatment of anterior chamber fibrin following cataract surgery with tissue plasminogen activator. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 19 2, 301-5

Osher, R H 1993. Slow motion phacoemulsification approach. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 19 5, 667

Cionni, R J; Osher, R H 1991. Retrobulbar hemorrhage. Ophthalmology, 98 8, 1153-5

Osher, R H; Cionni, R J 1990. The torn posterior capsule: its intraoperative behavior, surgical management, and long-term consequences. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 16 4, 490-4

Osher, R H; Yu, B C; Koch, D D 1990. Posterior polar cataracts: a predisposition to intraoperative posterior capsular rupture. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 16 2, 157-62

Osher, R H 1989. Paired transverse relaxing keratotomy: a combined technique for reducing astigmatism. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 15 1, 32-7

Neumann, A C; McCarty, G R; Osher, R H 1987. Complications associated with STAAR silicone implants. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 13 6, 653-6

Osher, R H; Cohen, J S 1986. Management of acute postoperative intraocular pressure elevation by laser-induced filtration. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 12 1, 77-8

Cohen, J S; Osher, R H; Weber, P; Faulkner, J D 1984. Complications of extracapsular cataract surgery. The indications and risks of peripheral iridectomy. Ophthalmology, 91 7, 826-30

Neumann, A C; Osher, R H; Fenzl, R E 1984. Radial keratotomy: a comprehensive evaluation. Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology, 56 3, 275-301

Osher, R H 1984. Causes and management of intraoperative shallowing of the anterior chamber. Journal - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society, 10 3, 361-2

Osher, R H 1984. A method of continuing education. Journal - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society, 10 3, 358

Brinton, G S; Osher, R H; Gass, J D 1983. Idiopathic vitritis. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3 2, 95-8

Osher, R H 1983. Surgical management of zonular dehiscence and posterior capsular rents. Journal - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society, 9 2, 186-9

Sacks, J G; Osher, R H; Elconin, H 1983. Progressive visual loss in syphilitic optic atrophy. Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology, 3 1, 5-8

Beyer, W B; Quencer, R M; Osher, R H 1982. Morning glory syndrome. A functional analysis including fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography, and computerized tomography. Ophthalmology, 89 12, 1362-7

Boschetti, N V; Smith, J L; Osher, R H; Gass, J D; Norton, E W 1981. Fluorescein angiography of optociliary shunt vessels. Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology, 1 1, 9-30

Osher, R H; Abrams, G W; Yarian, D; Armao, D 1981. Varix of the vortex ampulla. American journal of ophthalmology, 92 5, 653-60

Osher, R H; Herschler, J 1981. The significance of baring of the circumlinear vessel. A prospective study. Archives of ophthalmology, 99 5, 817-8

Duane, T D; Osher, R H; Green, W R 1980. White centered hemorrhages: their significance. Ophthalmology, 87 1, 66-9

Herschler, J; Osher, R H 1980. Baring of the circumlinear vessel. An early sign of optic nerve damage. Archives of ophthalmology, 98 5, 865-9

Howard, C W; Osher, R H; Tomsak, R L 1980. Computed tomographic features in optic neuritis. American journal of ophthalmology, 89 5, 699-702

Osher, R H; Glaser, J S 1980. Myasthenic sustained gaze fatigue. American journal of ophthalmology, 89 3, 443-5

Osher, R H; Schatz, N J; Duane, T D 1980. Acquired orbital retraction syndrome. Archives of ophthalmology, 98 10, 1798-1802

Joffe, L; Shields, J A; Osher, R H; Gass, J D 1979. Clinical and follow-up studies of melanocytomas of the optic disc. Ophthalmology, 86 6, 1067-83

Osher, R H 1979. Myasthenic "oculomotor" palsy. Annals of ophthalmology, 11 1, 31-4

Osher, R H; Griggs, R C 1979. Orbicularis fatigue: the 'peek' sign of myasthenia gravis. Archives of ophthalmology, 97 4, 677-9

Osher, R H; Shields, J A; Layman, P R 1979. Pupillary and visual field evaluation in patients with melanocytoma of the optic disc. Archives of ophthalmology, 97 6, 1096-9

Shaw, H E; Osher, R H; Smith, J L 1979. Amaurosis fugax associated with SC hemoglobinopathy and lupus erythematosus. American journal of ophthalmology, 87 3, 281-5

Orr, L S; Osher, R H; Savino, P J 1978. The syndrome of facial nevi, anomalous cerebral venous return, and hydrocephalus. Annals of neurology, 3 4, 316-8

Osher, R H; Corbett, J J; Schatz, N J; Savino, P J; Orr, L S 1978. Neuro-ophthalmological complications of enlargement of the third ventricle. The British journal of ophthalmology, 62 8, 536-42

Osher, R H; Shields, J A; Schatz, N J 1978. Axial myopia. A neglected cause of proptosis. Archives of neurology, 35 4, 237-41

Osher, R H; Smith, J L 1975. Ocular myasthenia gravis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. American journal of ophthalmology, 79 6, 1038-43

Marques, Daniela Meira Villano; Marques, Frederico França; Cionni, Robert J; Osher, Robert Henry; Freitas, Lincoln Lemes . [Evaluation of the modified capsular tension ring in cases of traumatic lens subluxation]. Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia, 70 5, 746-51