graduated at the age of 23 in the top ten of his
class from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
in 1964 with an MD degree.
completed a residency in ophthalmology at Parkland Hospital
in Dallas and at Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear in Boston.
He has been a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Tennant was director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Clinic at Parkland Hospital/Southwestern Medical School and founded the Dallas Eye Institute.
Dr. Tennant co-founded the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, teaching surgeons around the world to perform outpatient eye surgery.
helped develop and refine the techniques for same-day cataract surgery and was instrumental in getting Congress to pay for outpatient surgery, saving Medicare millions of dollars yearly.
is one of the few surgeons to be awarded the Corboy Award for Contributions to Ophthalmology and the Recognition Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
One of the first surgeons in the U.S. to place intraocular lenses in eyes after cataract surgery, he
did the majority of the research for the Excimer laser for VISX that is used for LASIK surgery.
performed about 1000 cases in the U.S. and about 2000 cases abroad.
holds patents on surgical instruments, intraocular lenses and other devices.
Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD
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