Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She joined Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2000. During this time, she worked with Dr. Judah Folkman on the angiogenesis basis of ocular rosacea, published surgical teaching tools, created the largest database of surgical outcomes for resident cataract surgery, was active in training residents and fellows and participated in the Lancaster Cataract Course and the Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Program. During her tenure at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as the DC area, Dr. Cremers performed thousands of surgeries, including state-of-the-art laser cataract surgery, such as the LenSx and CATALYS femtosecond laser, innovative intraocular lens implantations using the Symfony®, Symfony Toric®, ReSTOR®, TECNIS®, CRYSTALENS®, ReZoom®, Trulign®, Trulign Toric®, and toric IOLs LASIK and PRK refractive surgeries, glaucoma surgeries, such as iStent, Kahook Goniotomy, Cypass glaucoma surgeries, state-of-the-art no-stitch pterygium removal as well as advanced laser surgery for glaucoma, and complex reconstruction of the eye. Dr. Cremers is also certified to perform Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) and Goniotomy Surgery for Glaucoma. In addition, Dr. Cremers is co-editor of Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures, 2nd edition and the upcoming 3rd edition with Thieme Publishing: the 2nd edition has been translated into three languages and is considered one of the best teaching textbooks for eye surgery.
Currently Dr. Cremers is conducting research into the connection between screen time and severe Meibomian gland loss in children, which she was the first to describe on her YouTube channel, as well as doing research to see how to cure Meibomian gland loss and dry eye disease with platelet rich plasma injections into the Meibomian and Lacrimal glands and future stem cell injections into the Meibomian and Lacrimal glands. Patients from all over the world fly in to have a dry eye consultation and treatment with Dr. Cremers.
Clinical Appointment: Harvard Medical School, Clinical Instructor 2000-2009
Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical School: Dartmouth University, Brown University Joint Program in Medicine
Internship: Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Residency: Clinical Fellow of New York Medical College, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
M.P.H: Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY, Preliminary Course Work Completed
B.A.: Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY