Irving M. Raber, MD

Subspecialty: Cornea

Areas of Interest

  • Corneal diseases and infections
  • Corneal edema
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty


Irving M. Raber, MD is board certified physician on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. His practice primarily involves cornea and external eye disease, refractive surgery, and anterior segment surgery of the eye.

Dr. Raber graduated from the University of Manitoba Medical School with a combined M.D. BSc (Med) Degree in 1971. He did a rotating internship at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto and a residency in Internal Medicine at Winnipeg Health Science Centre, which he completed in 1975. Dr. Raber also did a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and a Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases at Wills Eye from 1978-1979. Dr. Raber was Chief of the Cornea Service at Scheie Eye Institute (University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology) from 1979-1986.

He has been listed in the “Best Doctors in Philadelphia” and the “Best Doctors in the United States.” He is on staff at numerous area hospitals including Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, and Virtua Health System in South Jersey.

Dr. Raber has authored many publications and book chapters as well as lectured locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of many local, national, and international professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Raber was one of the initial investigators in 1991 involved with the use of the Excimer laser to treat moderate myopia.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1979

Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship:  Wills Eye Hospital, Corneal & External Diseases – 1979
  • Residency:  University of Toronto: Ophthalmology – 1978; Internal Medicine – 1975
  • Medical School:  University of Manitoba – 1971
  • Undergraduate:  University of Manitoba – 1967


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Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 920
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

Wills Eye Surgical Network - Cherry Hill
408 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Wills Eye Surgical Network - Main Line
10 Presidential Blvd., Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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