Message from the Executive Director

Dear Physician:

Thank you for your continued interest in the American Board of Eye Surgery (“ABES”) and its sub-specialty certification programs. Certification by ABES acknowledges those surgeons who voluntarily pursue sub-specialty certification; a statement which attests to their support of quality ophthalmic surgical skill.

By your inquiry, you too have demonstrated a commitment to these same ideals. I commend you for your belief in these principles.

The Candidates Booklet of Information will provide you with the basic requirements for ABES certification, as well as background information regarding the American Board of Eye Surgery and its other certification programs.

To begin your certification process, please complete the Application (see links, below), ensuring that all requested information is provided. Upon receipt of your completed application and Part I fee, you will be forwarded the Operative Data information for completion as well.

Of further interest will be ABES’ Objectives and Goals and the Rules and Regulations. These documents will provide you with details concerning the formation, as well as ongoing purpose, of the Board.

I sincerely hope that upon review of this information you will elect to pursue ABES’ certification. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (979) 229-7123 or by e-mail at Hoping to hear from you soon.


Gilbert Wheeler
Executive Director