Mark S. Gorovoy, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship Trained in Corneal & Anterior Segment Microsurgery

Specializing in Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma & Customvue LASIK Refractive Surgery

Description of Practice

Dr. Gorovoy is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Ophthalmology sub-specialist. He performs over 2,000 ocular surgeries annually, approximately half of which are referred to him for surgery by other Ophthalmologists for his specialized expertise. These surgeries include cataracts, implant complications, custom Lasik, glaucoma treatment and corneal transplants. In addition, he operates on eyelids and eye muscles. Dr. Gorovoy lectures and teaches other corneal surgeons from around the world on DSAEK (the sutureless corneal transplant procedure) which he helped develop.

College Education

Duke University, B.A., 1969-1973
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude


North Shore University Hospital
Cornell University, 1977-1978


Cornea and External Disease: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1981 – 1982

Hospital Privileges

Eye Specialists’ Laser & Surgery Center (Owner and Medical Director)
Lee Memorial Health System, Ophthalmology Department Chair

Medical Education

George Washington University
Doctor of Medicine, 1973 – 1977

Residency – Ophthalmology

George Washington University
Washington, D.C., 1978 – 1981

Professional Appointments & Affiliations

Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, 1982
Florida Life Link Corneal Eye Bank, Medical Director
American Medical Association
Lee County Medical Society
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Florida Medical Association; Laser Vision Gold Surgeon

Accomplishments and Honorable Mention

Publications and Articles

The Effect of Topical Antibiotics on Corneal Epithelial Healing
A New Technique to Insure Proper Suture Alignment in Penetrating Keratoplasty
Intra-Lamellar Non-Inflammatory Bacterial colonization of a Corneal Graft
Posterior Corneal Transplants
New Technique Transforms Corneal Transplantation
Indications for DSAEK
Discussion of DSEK/DSAEK
Advances in Lamellar Corneal Surgery
Decemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty


Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and Hypercoaguable State
The Effect of Topical Antibiotics on Corneal Epithelium Healing
Ocular Complications of Graft vs. Host Disease in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
Pseudomonas Adherence to Corneal Wounds
Corneal and External Diseases
Surgical Astigmatic Problems
Clinical Decision Making in Implant Problems
Unusual Conjunctival Disease
Fungal Scleritis