Dr. Alan W. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Alan W. Brown, MD is a highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed over 40,000 cataract/refractive procedures.  His experience and skills make him well versed in the field of ophthalmic surgery.

Dr. Brown is a distinguished member of a number of professional medical societies including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Dr. Brown started his career as a family physician, but after realizing how much he loved hands-on work, he moved towards a career in surgery.  He completed a second residency in ophthalmology in 1991, having done his surgical training at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and his pathology training at Johns Hopkins. He has been practicing ophthalmology in Wilmington, North Carolina ever since.

Surgical Eye Care has thrived on word-of-mouth referrals because Dr. Brown loves his patients and is passionate about giving every one of them the absolute best vision that they can have. This standard of excellence has driven him to design over a dozen medical devices to help both him and his colleagues in ophthalmology improve surgical outcomes for cataract, glaucoma, and retinal surgery and presents these innovations frequently at national medical meetings. These innovations are used by surgeons around the world. In addition, Dr. Brown has pioneered a new surgical illumination technique which allows the surgeon to better view the eye during surgery. This technique makes the surgery more comfortable for the patient and also helps protect the eye from excess light during surgery. Click here to find out more about Dr. Brown’s inventions.

When he isn’t caring for his patients of driving the field of ophthalmology forward from a technical perspective, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with his wife of over 30 years, Debbie, and their five children.  He also enjoys playing the guitar and designing jewlery.