Sandra Lora Cremers, MD, FACS
Dr. Cremers has created a global destination practice for those patients suffering from severe dry eye and patients travel from all over the world for innovative dry eye treatment and personalized care.
- Dry Eye
- Cornea and External Diseases
- Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Pterygium Surgery
- Glaucoma Surgery: Certified to perform Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) and Goniotomy Surgery for Glaucoma
Dr. Cremers anchors the Visionary Eye Doctor team and is a widely respected and experienced researcher and clinician in dry eye disease, having spent a decade at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary. She is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, specializing in cataract and pterygium surgery.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers is a board-certified ophthalmologist, an American Academy of Ophthalmology diplomate 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 in top international journals, created the largest database of surgical outcomes for resident cataract surgery, and was active in training residents and fellows. She participated in the Lancaster Cataract Course and the Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Program. She has performed thousands of cataract, glaucoma, refractive, cornea, pterygium, and complex intraocular surgeries. She co-authored the highly acclaimed and used, Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures Texbook, 2nd edition used at numerous surgical residency programs in the US and abroad. This textbook has been translated into three languages and is in its 3rd edition. Her key interest is surgical outcomes and dry eye treatments. She is one of the few surgeons in the world that performs Meibomian Gland Probing. She was the first in the world to insert a patient’s own autologous platelet rich plasma and stem cells into the meibomian glands in efforts to revive the function of the meibomian glands and find a cure for dry eye disease. Patients travel from around the world to see Dr. Cremers. She cares deeply about helping patients find relieve from eye discomfort and vision loss.
Dr. Cremers is recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctors. The top doctors who are listed in their books and their website’s directory were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. These Top Doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – and much more – are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.
An Ivy League education, combined with being a world renowned dry eye specialist and incredible surgical skills, could potentially create a bit of a divide between doctor and patient in the world of medicine. Not with Dr. Cremers, her ability to connect with patients and deliver incredible results is the stuff of legend. She truly has a passion for treating and helping patients with dry eyes to reclaim a pain-free life.
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, NYC, NY
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Cremers has been active in leading marriage and parenting courses in the area and volunteers at several local schools, as she is a mother of six children. We like to call her Wonder Woman.
Dr. Cremer’s main interests include dry eye disease, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery. She spends countless hours researching ways to improve the treatment and correction of these conditions
Dr. Cremers helps patients around the world through a HIPPA secure online Virtual Consult service called HealthTap Concierge. Dr. Cremers is ranked 4th nationally for Cataract Surgery and ranked 1st nationally for Pterygium Surgery. She has received thousands of ‘Thanks You’s’ from patients she has connected through HealthTap. To connect with Dr. Cremers for a follow up appointment, second opinion, or general question, click here or create an account on www.healthtap.com/cremers
Dr. Cremers sees patients at our Rockville office.