Omni Eye Specialists is a wonderful group of doctors who are all very caring. They looked at every possible option- both to be sure surgery was necessary and whether or not it would be the best thing for me as a patient.

Howard Amiel: Cataract, Cornea, Refractive Surgeon

Howard Amiel, M.D., M.S.

Cataract, Cornea, Refractive Surgeon

Howard Amiel, M.D., M.S., a physician and surgeon specializing in cataract, corneal transplantation, anterior segment eye disorders, and refractive surgery, received his undergraduate education at the University of Iowa and medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. After completing his residency at the Brown Medical School in Rhode Island, he joined the faculty and remained to teach and mentor medical students and ophthalmology residents in the emergency room, clinics and operating room. He completed two fellowships prior to coming to Omni Eye Specialists -- one in cataract and refractive surgery with Dr. Paul Koch of Warwick, Rhode Island and another in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He brings to Omni Eye Specialists extensive training in corneal transplantation techniques, complex cataract surgery, LASIK, and specialty refractive intraocular lens procedures.

Dr. Amiel has received numerous academic and clinical awards throughout his educational career, including the Gloria Arndt Award, awarded “to the medical student who best demonstrates kindness, compassion and altruism." He has contributed to the field of corneal, cataract and refractive surgery with scientific publications, invited lectures and a contribution to a textbook chapter on corneal transplantation. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

When Dr. Amiel is not treating patients, he enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding and running.