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Dr. Herbert Fechter joined the Eye Guys in 2007 after serving with the United States Army for 24 years where he was the Chief of the Ophthalmology Clinic and Director of Glaucoma Services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Fechter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point and obtained a Medical Doctorate at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He was Valedictorian of his Medical School Class and was elected President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Fechter completed a Transitional Internship and an Ophthalmology Residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After residency, he received an additional year of subspecialty training by completing a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Fechter has been practicing Ophthalmology since 1995. He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, the Medical Association of Georgia and University Physicians Associates. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2018. Dr. Fechter gives glaucoma lectures at several national meetings and has trained many eye surgeons on modern glaucoma surgery techniques. He is certified in the latest cataract and refractive surgery technology including Lensx laser cataract surgery and all laser LASIK with the Wavelight Refractive Suite with Wavenet technology.