Michael Feilmeier, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), external eye and corneal disease, corneal transplantation including prosthetic (artificial) corneal transplantation and refractive cataract surgery with standard, toric and premium intraocular lenses.
Dr. Feilmeier obtained his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He went on to obtain his medical degree and graduated with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Feilmeier was then selected for residency training in Ophthalmology at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the #1 eye hospital and residency training program in the country for the last 9 consecutive years by US News and World Report Magazine. Dr. Feilmeier then went on to complete an additional year of surgical fellowship training in corneal transplant and refractive surgery as well as the prevention of global blindness at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
As Medical Director of the International Division of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he continues to pursue his passion to cure needless blindness within the developing world. He has provided eye care and trained eye surgeons in Haiti, India, Nepal, Ghana, and the Dominican Republic. Locally, Dr. Feilmeier provides free health care services to the patients at One World Health Center and Sharing Clinic. Dr. Feilmeier is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and is an affiliated ophthalmologist with the Himalayan Cataract Project.
He lives in Elkhorn with his wife, Jessica, and sons, Jacob and Nicholas. He enjoys the outdoors and loves to go fishing in his free time.
Curriculum Vitae Michael R. Feilmeier, M.D. 4353 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 552-2020
Education: College: Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, May 2001 Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Doctor of Medicine, May 2005 Internship: Internal Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2005-2006 Residency: Residency in Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, FL, 2006-2009 Fellowship: Fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and International Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, St. Lake City, UT, 2009-2010 Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010.
Medical Licensure: Iowa #38941 Nebraska #25597
Employment History: July 2010 – Present Midwest Eye Care, P.C., Omaha, NE
Academic Appointments: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Hospital Affiliations: Alegent Community Memorial Hospital, Missouri Valley, IA Alegent Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE Alegent Mercy Hospital, Corning, IA Alegent Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston, IA Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE Omaha Surgery Center, Omaha, NE
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology Nebraska Medical Association Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society American Medical Association Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Publications/Research: Moshirfar, M., Feilmeier, M.R., and Kumar, R. (2005). “Anterior chamber inflammation induced by conductive keratoplasty.” J Cataract Refract Surg, 31(8), pp. 1676-1677. Moshirfar, M. Feiz, V., Feilmeier, M.R., and Kang, P.C. (2005). “Laser in situ keratomileusis in patients with corneal guttata and family history of Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy.” J Cataract Refract Surg, 31(12), pp. 2281-6. Toris, C.B., Zhan, G.L., Feilmeier, M.R., Camras, C.B., and McLaughlin, M.A. (2006). “Effects of a prostaglandin DP receptor agonist, AL-6598, on aqueous humor dynamics in a nonhuman primate model of glaucoma.” J Ocul Pharmacol Ther, 22(2), pp. 86-92. Oechsler, R.A., Feilmeier, M.R., Ledee, D. Miller, D., Diaz, M.R., Fini, M.E., Fell, J.W., and Alfsonso, E.C. (2009). “Utility of molecular sequence analysis of the ITS rRNA region for identification of Fusarium spp from ocular sources.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 50(5), pp. 2230-6. Schefler, A.C., Jackovich, M.E. Lassos, I.S., Toledano, S. Feilmeier, M.R., Dubovy, S.R., and Murray, T.G. (2007) “An update on primary malignant intraocular tumors.” Retinal Physician, 4(8), pp. 37-45. Feilmeier, M.R., Lossos, I.S., Malumbres, R., Schefler, A.C., and Murry T.G. (2008). “Successful use of semi-nested PCR for the diagnosis of primary intraocular lymphoma (Letter to the Editor).” Leuk Lymphoma, 49(8), pp. 1612-5. Moshirfar, M., Feilmeier, M.R., Kang, P.C. (2006). Implantation of verisyse phakic intraocular lense to correct myopic refractive error after penetrating keratoplasty in pseudophakic eyes.” Cornea, 25(1), pp. 107-11. Feilmeier M.R., Tabin G.C., Williams L., Oliva M. (2010). The use of glycerol-preserved corneas in the developing world. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (17) pp. 38-43. Feilmeier, M.R., Sivaraman, K.R., Oliva, M., Tabin, G.C., Gurung, R. (2010). Etiologic Diagnosis of Corneal Ulceration at a Tertiary Eye Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Cornea, pending publication.