Dr. Keith Skolnick

Keith A. Skolnick, M.D. is a board certified Ophthalmologist skilled in eye surgery. He specializes in laser cataract surgery and has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries using monofocal single vision lens implants, accommodating lens implants (Bausch & Lomb Crystalens®), multifocal multivision lens implants (Alcon ReSTOR®, Abbott Tecnis®), toric astigmatism correcting lens implants (Alcon AcrySof®, Abbott Tecnis®), and extended depth of focus lens implants (Abbott Tecnis Symfony®).  He was one of the first eye surgeons in Florida to offer femtosecond laser cataract surgery technology using the Abbott Catalys® precision laser system and also uses the Alcon LenSx® platform.  He performs the gentlest ocular surgery in which no needle injection or stitch is required.

He also treats a myriad of ocular disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, eye emergencies, dry eyes, blepharitis, allergies, infections, and inflammatory conditions.  Besides cataract surgery he performs many types of laser eye surgery, pterygium surgery, glaucoma procedures, clear lensectomy, and astigmatism treatments. Dr. Skolnick no longer performs LASIK surgery, but was one of the first surgeons to perform LASEK and Conductive Keratoplasty in South Florida.  He also performs Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy using the Lumenis® system.  This is one of the newest treatments for dry eye symptoms and blepharitis.

Dr. Skolnick was born in New Jersey and grew up in Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated in the top ten students of his class at Taravella High School and had perfect attendance all four years.  He majored in Neurobiology at the University of Michigan and studied medicine at the University of South Florida, also graduating in the top of his class. At the end of his first residency year he was honored to be awarded “intern of the year” judged by both his peers and professors. He completed his medical and surgical residency in Ophthalmology at Loyola University of Chicago and spent a large portion of his training at the Edward Hines, Jr. V.A. Hospital taking care of our veterans.  After completion of his training he returned to South Florida and now resides in Davie with his wife and three children. Interestingly, he has an identical twin brother who is also an Ophthalmologist practicing in Palm Beach.

Dr. Skolnick is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and teaches both students and residents as a clinical instructor for NOVA Southeastern University’s School of Optometry. He has published articles in several peer reviewed journals and has been an investigator for a number of FDA approved clinical studies. He frequently lectures to other doctors and the community about recent advances in eye surgery and Ophthalmology and has been featured many times on local television news health segments and newspapers. Dr. Skolnick prides himself on keeping up with the latest medical treatments and surgical advancements. Not only is he an experienced surgeon and diagnostician, but he is compassionate and dedicated to his patients’ well-being.

Undergraduate Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, 1988–1992

Medical Education

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    • Doctor of Medicine, 1992–1996

Internship

  • MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
    • Transitional, 1996-1997

Residency

  • Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
    • Department of Ophthalmology, 1997–2000

License

  • Florida State License, 2000

Certifications

  • Board Certified
  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Broward County Ophthalmological Society
  • Broward County Medical Association

Honors

  • AMA’s Physician’s Recognition Award
  • Beam–Fisher Award for Excellence in Research
  • Mac Neal Hospital Intern of the Year Award
  • Honor’s Program in Internal Medicine, USF College of Medicine
  • American Heart Association Research Fellowship
  • Michigan Annual Alumni Scholarship

Current Hospital & Outpatient Affiliations

  • Baptist Eye Surgery Center, Sunrise, FL
  • Surgery Center of Weston, Weston, FL
  • Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL

Publications

  • Available upon request

Media Appearances

“New technology helps patients with aging eyes, Cataracts”, television interview with ABC Channel 10 news, Kristi Kreuger reporting — aired 7/28/14

“Laser Cataract Surgery”, radio interview with Howard Duperly, host of WDNA health news segment — aired 5/13/14

“Your Health: Do you have glaucoma and not know it?”, article in South Florida Caribbean News, written by Keith A. Skolnick, M.D., — 6/22/11

“Sports related eye injuries”, television interview with ABC Channel 10 news, Kristi Kreuger reporting — aired 6/20/11

“Looking into the Future”, interviewed for Business in Broward Magazine, article by Reva Weinlaub. July/August 2004

“Free exam and glasses to a needy patient with double vision after a stroke”, television interview with ABC channel 10 news, Diane Magnum reporting — aired 1/16/04

“The Eyes Have It”, interviewed for Miami Herald Newspaper, article by Connie Prater — 1/6/04

“Episcleritis”, television interview with ABC Channel 10 news, Kelly Cobiella reporting — aired 7/9/02

“Pink Eye”, television interview with FOX Channel 7 news, Marilyn Mitzel reporting — aired 6/13/02

“LASEK vs. LASIK”, television interview with ABC Channel 10 news, Kristi Kreuger reporting — aired 10/17/01

“Glaucoma”, article in The Jewish Journal Newspaper, written by Keith A. Skolnick, M.D.