Shannath L. Merbs, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
About Shannath L. Merbs, MD, PhD, FACSToggle accordion item
Shannath Merbs, MD, PhD, FACS is a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon with University of Maryland Eye Associates who specializes in eye and eyelid conditions. Her areas of expertise cover both cosmetic surgery, such as blepharoplasty for eyelid malformation, and reconstructive surgery for tumors of the eye, eyelid and orbit.
Dr. Merbs treats diseases within the tissues of the eye, eyelid and eye socket in both adult and pediatric patients. She diagnoses and treats eyelid malpositions, eyelash conditions, the ocular effects of thyroid disease and traumatic injuries of the eyelid and orbit. She also performs dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery and Jones tubes procedures for blocked tear duct conditions.
Recent research includes work in Africa to improve the outcome of eyelid surgery for trachoma, the most preventable infectious cause of blindness. Dr. Merbs also has been working to improve the treatment of orbital fractures, thyroid eye disease and orbital tumors by using patient specific-implants, preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation.
Dr. Merbs is affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Medical Center
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1993
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 1994
Wilmer Eye Institute, 1997
Wilmer Eye Institute - Oculoplastic Surgery, 1998
American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, 1999
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