Meet Dr. Dee Stephenson

A Venice Cataract Surgeon with Extensive Expertise

Since 1989, Dr. Dee Stephenson has successfully treated today’s common vision problems; she can help you maintain your vision and your independence. If you are seeking a cataract surgery expert you have come to best place in the Venice area. Dr. Stephenson and her staff make every effort to put you at ease—her boutique practice is located in a beautiful renovated 1926 Italian Renaissance home which is accented by her expertise and her staff’s friendly and courteous approach to caring for your vision needs. She is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with extensive expertise in microincisional cataract surgery and implantation of premium intraocular lenses, as well as custom laser cataract techniques.

Dr. Stephenson of Stephenson Eye Associates has been recognized by numerous institutions for her expertise including being named one of the Premier 300 Surgeon Innovators list of leading Innovators for her contributions to cataract surgery and premium IOL’s and also in Who’s Who in Ophthalmology. She is continuously engaged in clinical research and studies to evaluate new technology and is at the forefront of research and development in the creation of specialized surgical instrumentation and techniques, as well as the development of the next generation of intraocular lenses. She passes on her knowledge through lecturing and instruction to ophthalmologists worldwide, and to ophthalmology residents, as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida

Dee Stephenson Award for Woman in Medicine 2019
Dee Stephenson Award for Top Doctors 2020
Owl Award

Our web site was created as a patient education resource for any interested patient. Feel free to explore the entire website to get the answers to the questions that you have been seeking. If you are seeking cataract surgery in Venice or have questions regarding cataract surgery call us – we can help!

Personal

Dr. Stephenson is a native Floridian and resides in Venice, Florida. She enjoys traveling, art collecting and cooking.

Education

Residency Ophthalmology
University of South Carolina
Richland Memorial Hospital
Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital
Columbia, South Carolina
July 1, 1985 – June 30, 1988

Internship Internal Medicine
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
University of Connecticut Affiliate
Hartford, Connecticut
July 1, 1984 – June 30, 1985

Graduate University of South Florida
College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida
Doctor of Medicine – 1984

Undergraduate University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science – Microbiology
High Honors – 1980

Appointments
  • President American Board of Eye Surgery
  • Past President of the American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES)
  • Editorial Board Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American College of Eye Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Society of Excellence in Eye Care
  • Fellow of the American Board of Eye Surgery
  • Editor of Cataract Section of AAO Focal Points
  • Founding Member of American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons ASPENS 2014
  • Founding Member of American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons AECOS 2011
  • Consultant to ATIA Vision, Inc.
  • Medical Advisory Board to Guardion Health Sciences
Awards
  • Exceptional women in Medicine 2017, 2019
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2017
  • 2016 ASCRS scientific paper award
  • OSN Premium Surgeon 300- Top 300 Cataract Surgeons in the Nation 2016
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Who’s Who in Ophthalmology 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award Venice Lions Club 25 years with Venice and Englewood Vision Clinic 2014
  • Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow award in Lionism for humanitarian service
  • Melvin Jones Fellow for dedication in Lionism to humanitarian Service 2001-2002
Publications

Inventing the Pandemic Basic Playbook
CRST
June 2020

Real-world Evaluation of postoperative in-office Dexamethasone Intracanalicular insert
Journal Clinical Ophthalmology
June 2020

New Standard for Astigmatism Correction
Ophthalmology Management
May 2020

Ocular Surface Disease and its Effect on Intraoperative Aberrometry
Ophthalmology Management Ocular Surface News
May 6, 2020

Technology Update Accomadating IOL’s: 2 more possibilities
Review of Ophthalmology
December 2019

One Year evaluation of the performance of the Trulign toric intraocular lens
Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
November 2019

Management of the Aphakic Patient
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Focal Points Clinical Perspectives
September 2019
Reviewer and Contributing Editor P. Dee Stephenson, MD

Management of Post Operative Refractive Surprises after Cataract Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Focal Points Clinical Perspectives
September 2019
Reviewer and Contributing Editor P. Dee Stephenson, MD

Precise Alignment helps surgeons focus on the best Toric IOL post op results
New Horizons in IOL Innovation
Ophthalmology Times
August 2019

Surgical Management of Congenital and Acquired Iris Abnormalities
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Focal Points Clinical Perspectives
January 2019
Reviewer and Contributing Editor P. Dee Stephenson, MD

Fluctuating Vision
Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
September 2018

Intracameral Medications for Cataract Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Focal Points Clinical Perspectives
September 2018
Reviewer and Contributing Editor P. Dee Stephenson, MD

Editorial Advisory Board
Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
May 2018

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery and Cataract Surgery Synergy
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Focal Points Clinical Perspectives
January 2018
Reviewer and Contributing Editor P. Dee Stephenson, MD

Fluctuating Vision Case Report
CRST
September 2018

If You Build It, They Might Come
CRST
June 2018

Cataract Surgery in Small Pupils
CRST
May 2018

How Technology Can Define Quality Care
Ophthalmology Management Guest Editor
April 2018

Disabled, Handicapped? Not Me. Just a Great Adapter
CRST
March 2018

Presentations

Video Judge for 38th Annual Video Competition
ASCRS
May 16, 2020

Clinical Evaluation of a new material for hydophobic acrylic IOL
ASCRS
Boston, MA
May 16, 2020

Intra aberrometry to validate Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsular marks guided Toric IOL Alignment during Cataract Surgery
ASCRS
Boston, MA
May 16, 2020

Retrospective analysis of consecutive trifocal cases in which Intraoperative Aberrometry was used to determine IOL Power: 3 Month Data
ASCRS
Boston, MA
May 16, 2020

Changing Angles of Astiigmatism – Clinical evaluation of a new material for a hydrophobic acrylic toric IOL
Caribbean Eye Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
February 2020

Webisode 4: ORA System with AnalyzOR – Why optimization?
Know the Facts

Alcon Webisode 4 Part Series
January 2020

Course & Meetings

OSN
New York, NY
November 14 – 17, 2019

AAO
San Franscisco, CA
October 10 – 13, 2019

Millennial Eye
Louisville, KY
September 8, 2019

Women in Opthalmology
Coeur d’Alene, ID
August 2019

Southern Eye Conference
Mirimar Beach, FL
July 25 – 26, 2019

AECOS
Deer Valley, UT
July 11-12, 2019

ASCRS
San Diego, CA
May 2 – 6, 2019

EnVision Summitt
San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 10, 2019

CSTILII 2019
Orlando, FL
February 7 – 9, 2019

ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
February 1-5, 2019

Locations

Stephenson Eye Associates

200 Palermo Pl.
Venice. FL 34285

Surgery Center at St. Andrews

1350 East Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285