William G. Myers M.D.
Executive Board Member
William Myers is an Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he has taught and mentored residents in cataract surgery for nearly 40 years. He was named Teacher of the Year 3 straight years in the Ophthalmology Program by the residents.Myers established a Resident Education fund at Northwestern making a major donation to promote resident education.
He created an innovative ambulatory surgery mentorship program for senior residents at Northwestern University in 2002 to supplement their surgical experience. He has trained decades of ophthalmology residents in that role.
He currently does research in the fields of antisepsis and ophthalmic pharmacology, introducing drop-free dilation, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory techniques to cataract surgery in the United States. Most
patients no longer need to use any drops prior to or after their cataract surgery. He is also the creator and primary instructor in an international program at the ASCRS and AAO, ophthalmology's largest organized
groups for the last several years. He has performed more than 25000 cataract surgeries. In 2019 he traveled to Aravind in India to be trained in global ophthalmology and the $25 low cost, low resource method of
Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery. He is a founder and the president of eyeconnectinternational.com , an organization connecting ophthalmologists around the world. It is the largest such group for ophthalmologists to share knowledge with each other, with over 1000 participants.
Recently, he supported RIIO the first residency In Rwanda by working for two months doing one-to-one mentoring of residents beginning their cataract surgical skills in the operating room, on outreach mission trips to eliminate needless blindness from cataracts, and supporting the host doctors in clinical skill teaching and research. He now devotes his time, after retirement from US clinical practice to working in Haiti to help build
the ophthalmology residency at HUEH through his affiliation with FOCUS. He has served on the Governing Board of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He teaches residents and coordinates various NGOs working in Haiti and around the world.