Bio

Bio


Caroline Fisher, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. She specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, obtaining both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature, with Departmental Honors. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to her internship at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her ophthalmology residency at NYU/ Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital. She then returned to Stanford for her Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Fisher is Director of the Stanford Belize Vision Clinic, dedicated to promoting eye health and care in Belize, and providing an international rotation for Stanford Ophthalmology Residents. She is also an Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Liaison and is currently one of the Stanford Network for Advancement and Promotion (SNAP) Cohort Leaders.

Clinical Focus


  • Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Clinic Chief, Byers Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology (2018 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Belize Vision Clinic (2017 - Present)
  • Liaison, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (2014 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Plager Faculty Teaching Award Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford Ophthalmology (2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA (2015)
  • Gerbode Medical Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine (1998-1999)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1998)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1997)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1996)
  • Major Golden Grant for Humanities Scholarship and Creative Arts, Stanford University (1996)
  • Sigma Delta Pi National Literary Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, Stanford University (1996)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003 - Present)
  • Member, Clinical Educator Task Force Committee (2015 - Present)
  • Member, American Glaucoma Society (2014 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Medical Education:Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (2002) CA
  • Residency:New York University School of Medicine (2006) NY
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2009)
  • Internship:Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia (2003) PA

Research & Scholarship

Clinical Trials


  • Efficacy and Safety of Bimatoprost Sustained-Release (SR) in Patients With Open-angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Not Recruiting

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimatoprost sustained-release (SR) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The study includes a 12-month treatment period with an 8-month extended follow-up.

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

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  • Safety and Efficacy of Bimatoprost Sustained-Release (SR) in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Not Recruiting

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimatoprost sustained-release (SR) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The study includes a 12-month treatment period with an 8-month extended follow-up.

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Mariana Nunez, 650-724-3734.

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Publications

All Publications


  • Comparison of 1 year effectiveness of trabecular microbypass stent implantation (iStent) among mild, moderate, and severe primary open angle glaucoma Chansangpetch, S., Ittarat, M., Yang, S., Fisher, A. C., Singh, K., Lin, S. C., Chang, R. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2019
  • Recombinant human nerve growth factor (rhNGF) eye drops for glaucoma: Results from a prospective double - masked randomized controlled trial Nunez, M., Popova, L., Nguyen, B. T., Groth, S. L., Dennis, A., Li, Z., Khavari, T., Wang, S. Y., Chang, R., Fisher, A. C., Goldberg, J. L. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2019
  • Impact of Race on Press Ganey Measures of Ophthalmology Clinic Visits Chen, T., Chen, S., Lee, M., Fisher, A., Lin, C. C., Singh, K., Chang, R. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018
  • Recombinant human nerve growth factor (rhNGF) eye drops for glaucoma: Interim results Popova, L., Nunez, M., Bac Tien Nguyen, Groth, S., Dennis, A., Li, Z., Khavari, T., Wang, S., Chang, R., Fisher, A., Goldberg, J. L. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018
  • Characteristics of cataract surgery patients influencing Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores Lee, M., Chen, S., Chen, T., Fisher, A., Lin, C. C., Singh, K., Chang, R. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018
  • Chapter 109: Automated Perimetry Diagnostic Modalities in Ophthalmology Duane's Ophthalmology Fisher, A., Prince A
  • Chapter 107: Modulation of Wound Healing Techniques Glaucoma, 1st Edition Fisher, A., Doshi A, Singh K 2009
  • Crystalline Retinopathy associated with retinal dialysis and chronic retinal detachment Retina Ciardella AP, Yannuzzi LA, Borodoker N, Mendoza C 2002; 22 (3): 360-2