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Herbert P. Fechter III, MD

Certification and Licensure

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology (1999-Present)
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1995-Present)
Georgia and South Carolina Medical License (2006-Present)


MD, Valedictorian, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (1990-1994)
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Distinguished Honor Graduate, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (1980-1984)

Post-Graduate Training

Glaucoma Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL (2002-2003)
Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS (2000-2001)
Ophthalmology Residency (Chief Resident), Walter Reed AMC, Washington, DC (1995-1998)
Harvard Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology, Harvard University, Waterville, ME 1996
Transitional Internship (Class President), Walter Reed AMC, Washington, DC (1994-1995)
Professional Civil Engineer, Licensed in Virginia (1989)

Excimer Laser Certification

First Surgeon in Augusta to perform LASIK surgery using “The Wave Light Refractive Suite” (2015)
LenSx Femtosecond Cataract Laser Certification (2012)
EyeGuys LASIK Surgeon (2007-Present)
LASIK Surgeon for the War Fighter Refractive Surgery Program, Walter Reed (2001-2007)
Initial LASIK/PRK Excimer Laser Surgery Certification, 1999

Military Service

Chief, Ophthalmology Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2004-2007
Director of Glaucoma Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2003-2007
Army Medical Corps Officer (1990-2007)
Army Combat Engineer Officer (1984-1990)
Flight Surgeon, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Sapper, Expert Field Medical Badge

Hospital Staff Appointments

Medical Director of Eye Surgery Center of Augusta, L.L.C. (Active Staff)
Doctors, Trinity and University Hospitals, Augusta, GA (Courtesy Staff)

Awards and Honors

Voted as one of “The Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc. (2009 through 2016)
Rated top 10% lecturer at American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings (2005 through 2015)
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009
ASCRS Film Festival Award recipient for surgical videos (2007, 2012 and 2013)
Scored in 97th percentile on Ophthalmology Board Examination, 1999
Valedictorian and Board of Regents Award Recipient, Medical School Class of 1994
President of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1993-1994
Placed 6th in Army-wide Best Ranger Competition, 1988
Winner of 7th Infantry Division Best Ranger Competition, 1987
Winner of the Fort Ord Best Lieutenant Competition, 1987
Distinguished Honor Graduate, United States Military Academy, 1984


American Academy of Ophthalmology (1995-Present)
American Glaucoma Society (2002-Present)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (1999-Present)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Glaucoma Clinical Committee 2007-2012)
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (2007-Present)

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