Robert P. Liss, M.D.


Robert P. Liss, M.D.

Robert P. Liss, M.D., completed one of the few fellowships in the country that combined advanced instruction in cataract, glaucoma, and corneal disease. He was first to bring minimally invasive cataract surgery to our area in 1992, and with “refractive” cataract surgery, has reduced the need for glasses in most patients after cataract surgery. Dr. Liss frequently lectures across the country on the advanced techniques of minimally invasive cataract surgery and other advances in cataract and glaucoma surgical methods.

In September 2005, Dr. Liss was given FDA permission to participate in a research protocol and was the first ophthalmologist in the Philadelphia area to successfully implant a synthetic iris. And, in January 2007, Dr. Liss was granted FDA permission to use an implantable device to help secure unstable intraocular lens implants. By pursuing new surgical treatments such as these and frequently participating in clinical trials, Dr. Liss helps keep CCEC on the cutting edge of eye care.

Dr. Liss is a member of the prestigious American Glaucoma Society (AGS) with only 500 members worldwide. Members of AGS are recognized leaders in the subspecialty of glaucoma, and considered experts in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.

Dr. Liss is a nationally recognized as a leader in his field. He has been selected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology as Course Director of a cataract/glaucoma lab course, a combined Phaco and Glaucoma Lab, which will educate ophthalmologists from all over the world at the AAO’s 2009 Annual Meeting held jointly with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma

Private Practice:

  • Chester County Eye Care Associates
  • Attending Surgeon at the Chester County Hospital


  • The University of Utah

Ophthalmology Residency:

  • State University of New York in Buffalo
  • Chief Resident of Ophthalmology in 1989

Medical Degree:

  • Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York

Ungraduate Degree:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York


  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • Teaches residents at the Philadelphia VA Hospital and Scheie Eye Institute


  • “Top Doc” in Main Line Today magazine
  • 2004 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his contributions to the advancement of eye surgery
  • Silver Apple Award for most instrumental part-time instructor from Scheie Eye Institute

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