Ralph B. Hester III, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Focus

Special Interests

Cataract and lens implant surgery, including use of advanced intraocular lens technology specializing in the accommodating Crystalens, Multifocal Restor Lens, and Astigmatism Correcting lenses. Experience performing cataract surgery on patients with prior retinal and glaucoma surgeries, or after refractive surgeries such as RK, PRK, or LASIK.

Education

  • MD: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Bio

Dr. Hester is a comprehensive eye specialist at the Dean McGee Eye Institute’s (DMEI’s) Northwest Oklahoma City Clinic, one of DMEI’s busiest clinics with more than 1,000 patient visits each month. Building long-term relationships with patients is an important part of eye care. Dr. Hester has many patients to whom he has provided eye care for more than 20 years. He prides himself on being accessible to patients and developing relationships with their other medical providers to address related conditions.

Dr. Hester’s special interests are cataract surgery and lens implant surgery, including use of advanced technology intraocular lenses with an emphasis on multifocal presbyopia correcting lenses and astigmatism correcting lenses. He has experience performing cataract surgery on patients with prior retinal and glaucoma surgeries, or after refractive surgeries such as RK, PRK, or LASIK.  He also has experience with femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Hester performs a large number of cataract surgeries, both downtown at the McGee Eye Surgery Center (MESC) and at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, just across the highway from DMEI’S Northwest Oklahoma City Clinic.

Dr. Hester received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed his residency training at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. His is a clinical associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and enjoys training ophthalmology residents in the art of cataract surgery.

Ralph B. Hester

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