Harry A. Lebowitz, M.D.
Dr. Lebowitz earned his medical degree at George Washington University and received his ophthalmology training at Columbia University and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed additional specialty training in diseases and treatment of the retina at the Retina Institute of Maryland, which made him uniquely qualified as a cataract surgeon with formal training in retinal diseases.
Recognizing that medicine has evolved requiring a knowledge of business, he completed a medical executive program at The Wharton School of Business. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Lebowitz was chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology for the Christiana Care Health System. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Christiana Hospital, Executive Board of Limestone Medical Center, and South Jersey Ambulatory Surgery Center. Dr. Lebowitz was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Temple School of Medicine where he was awarded “Preceptor of the Year”. He has been selected by his peers as a member of “Best Doctors” of Delaware, “Top Doctors” of Delaware, and “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”. Dr. Lebowitz has lectured extensively in the tri-state area on health-related topics.
A committed volunteer in the fight against world blindness, Dr. Lebowitz has donated his surgical skills in Vietnam, El Salvador, Senegal, Mauritania and the Caribbean Islands. He has volunteered his time serving the Wilmington homeless population offering free eye care on the St. Francis Outreach Medical Van, an active member of “EyeCare America” and is the only ophthalmologist in Delaware to perform free cataract surgery as a member of Operation Sight of the ASCRS Foundation. With 30 years of experience and more than 20,000 surgical procedures, Dr. Lebowitz’s areas of expertise include cataract surgery utilizing single vision and multifocal lenses and the correction of astigmatism. He also has the added benefit of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, especially diabetes and macular degeneration.
An avid fly fisherman and technophile, he enjoys international adventures with his family. His major goal as an ophthalmologist is the enhancement and preservation of his patient’s vision always with the hope of meeting and exceeding his patient’s expectations.
“Dr. Lebowitz corrected cataracts in both of my eyes. At the conclusion of the first operation, I was amazed at my newly found clarity of vision. The second operation tracked identically and I’m extremely pleased with the results. I’m not normally given to superlatives but Dr. Lebowitz, as well as the entire staff at Deleware Ophthalmology, was courteous, professional and considerate of the patient’s time; a quality I find rare in most medical practices. I would absolutely, and without hesitation, recommend Dr. Lebowitz for anyone requiring eye care.”
“Dr. Lebowitz recently did cataract/implant surgery on my left eye. I am very happy with the results and my vision is much better. The consultation and care prior to the procedure and the follow-up was excellent. Dr. Lebowitz and his staff are the best and I highly recommend Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants for eye care.”
“Dr. Harry Lebowitz performed my recent cataract surgery and I am most pleased by the entire process from initial consultation through the follow-up visits. He is compassionate, totally professional, has assembled an incredible staff and has a history of performing over 20,000 similar procedures. My results were outstanding as my vision improvement is just amazing and I can see more clearly now. Also, over the years he has travelled extensively performing procedures pro bono. I would highly recommend Dr. Lebowitz.”
“Having cataract surgery seems the easiest thing I’ve ever done-no prep aside from some eye drops. No one should hesitate once needed. I feel like all I did was show up. Dr. Lebowitz’s calls and caring attention were incredible. I am amazed at how clear and bright everything looks.”
“Outstanding experience. Pre-surgery advice and prep clear detailing available options. The procedure went efficiently and took less time than expected. Follow up was excellent with calls personally from Dr. Lebowitz both before and after surgery. Vision correction was excellent.”
“Dr. Lebowitz removed cataracts from both of my eyes and implanted interocular lenses. I can’t imagine that the experience could have gone any better than it did! He was efficient and effective, and also pleasant and reassuring. I would recommend him highly!”
“Dr. Lebowitz and all of his staff provided me with great service for my cataract surgery. They made the whole experience very pleasant and professional. My results are great. After 50 years of wearing glasses for astigmatisms and being nearsighted, I now have nearly 20/20 distance vision without glasses. It is so nice to not need sitance glasses for anything. The staff at the recommended surgical center were also excellent. Everyone was thoroughly explained before it happened and Dr. Lebowitz is a great surgeon. Two of my friends also had cataracts removed by Dr. Lebowitz with the same great results.”
“I had cataract surgery in one which is half-blind due to a semi-detached retina decades ago. My sight had been clouded in that eye for many years before I decided to have cataract surgery. My experience with Dr. Lebowitz exceeded my expectations. He thoroughly explained my implant options as well as what to expect regarding the procedure and expected results. Most surprisingly was the fact that he personally called me the day before the surgery as well as the evening immediately after the surgery. I am able to see better in my eye than I have since the detachment occurred in 1994.”
“I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Harry Lebowitz. The cataracts were removed in “minutes”, one per visit. Recovery was quick and the results are amazing, I am able to see 100% more clear. His skill is so exceptional. Each patient is treated in a manner that eases all fears and the results are more than one could hope for.”
“Dr. Harry Lebowitz recently performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. The results are amazing as my vision is much improved and the procedure was painless and the follow-up visits were easy. Dr. Lebowitz and his entire staff are incredibly professional, compassionate, great communicators and I was well informed from start to finish. I highly recommend Dr. Lebowitz. He has performed over 20,000 cataract procedures and has traveled extensively at his own expense performing pro-bono procedures for those in need. Not only is he a gifted surgeon but he also is a fine humanitarian.”
“In my opinion, Dr. Lebowitz is a modern-day miracle worker. He removed my cataracts over a year ago and I haven’t had my bifocals on for over a year. Every step of the operation was explained to me openly and in detail when performed. Aftercare has been excellent. Thank you, doctor.”
“Dr. Lebowitz had always been an excellent doctor and I have been with him for lots of years. In June of ’18, he did cataract surgery on my left eye. I was nervous about having it done but he and his team were very reassuring and professional. I was so pleased with the outcome that I had cataract surgery on my right eye the following November, again with excellent results. I would not go to anyone else for my eyes and would totally recommend him to anyone with eye issues. He’s the best!”
“I’ve been going to Dr. Lebowitz for years and I recommend him to all of my friends and family. Even after moving to a new state, I continue to travel back to DOC to get my yearly eye exam because I trust Dr. Lebowitz with my eye care. He has an extremely supportive staff, and the office is run like a well-oiled machine. I highly recommend Dr. Lebowitz for all of your eye care needs.”