Brian Flowers, M.D. – Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery
Fort Worth Ophthalmologist
Glaucoma Consultation & Surgery, and Cataract & Lens Implant Surgery
- Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 1988
- Medical School: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1993
- Residency: Washington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1997
- Fellowship (Glaucoma): University of California, San Francisco, 1998
Dr. Flowers joined Ophthalmology Associates in 1998 after completing his glaucoma fellowship in San Francisco. He considers it a privilege to have trained under many of the leading glaucoma specialists in the country. Upon settling in Tarrant County, he brought a multitude of advancements in Glaucoma care with him. Over the years Dr. Flowers has remained at the forefront of Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment and is responsible for bringing much of the latest in technology to our area.
These firsts include measuring corneal thickness to accurately measure intraocular pressure, the first optic nerve head analyzers, endoscopic laser surgery, non-scarring selective laser trabeculoplasty, and most recently, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery (canaloplasty), and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. These represent nearly every advancement in glaucoma care that has occurred over the past 20 years.
He received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2006 and the Senior Achievement Award in 2019. He has given over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally. These include invited lectures at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) and numerous other invited lectures at major national and international meetings. In 2021 he was awarded the 12th annual Surgery Day Lecture at the American Glaucoma Society national meeting. He served 3 years on the glaucoma program committee for the AAO annual meeting, as well as being the moderator of the glaucoma section at the 2007 and 2010 AAO annual meeting.
Dr. Flowers is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, the body that grants board certification to Ophthalmologists. Dr. Flowers has held many positions in the American Glaucoma Society including the Board of Directors of the American Glaucoma Society Foundation.
Dr. Flowers is active in research and has published over 30 papers and abstracts in major medical journals and meetings. He has conducted multiple FDA research trials at OA and is invited to participate in most ongoing trials.
These trials can provide access to new treatments not currently available to the general public. Currently, he is active in many clinical trials evaluating minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. These trials include the Glaukos iStent Inject, and iStent Supra, the Ivantis Hydrus, InnFocus Microshunt, iStar Miniject and many others. He is also a reviewer for several medical journals including The Journal of Glaucoma.
“At Johns Hopkins, the medical students were taught that there were 3 facets to be a physician-leader. These three words appear on the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine crest: Teaching, Research, and Patient Care. Thus, I view all 3 as important to be a complete physician. Help expand what is known in your field, provide those new developments for your patients, and then teach them to your colleagues.”
Dr. Flowers enjoys providing the latest in glaucoma care to his patients in a relaxed and friendly environment. Dr. Flowers has been married to Julia Flowers, M.D. for over 20 years and they have 3 children. Dr. Flowers enjoys tennis, and as a youth was ranked 7th in the US in singles and as the number 1 doubles player in the country. He also enjoys golf, music, travel, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Flowers is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association, Tarrant County Medical Association, and the Tarrant County Ophthalmology Association.
In the Media
Understanding the Impact of Dr. Brian Flowers’ Award in Glaucoma Surgery
The glaucoma community is buzzing with excitement after hearing the news that Dr. Brian Flowers has been awarded the Surgery Day Lecture at the 2021 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting. As a renowned glaucoma specialist, Dr. Flowers’ contributions to the field of ophthalmology are nothing short of commendable, and this award is a testament to his dedication to improving patients’ quality of life despite glaucoma. In this blog post, we aim to understand the significance of Dr. Brian Flowers’ award in glaucoma surgery…
Understanding the Glaukos iStent Infinite® Trials and Their Results
Glaucoma is a vision-threatening disease caused by damage to the optic nerve. It is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, particularly those over 60 years old. Although there is no cure for glaucoma, there are several treatment options available to control its progression, including eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery.
Understanding the Glaukos iStent infinite® and its Benefits
A diagnosis of glaucoma can be overwhelming and scary, especially if you are unfamiliar with the disease. Thankfully, advancements in medical technologies have led to treatments that can help manage the condition and prevent further vision loss. One of these advancements is the Glaukos iStent infinite®, a tiny implant that can help reduce intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma.
DR. BRIAN FLOWERS addresses the INTERVENTIONAL GLAUCOMA CONGRESS
Dr. Flowers was asked to address an audience of glaucoma specialists on the state of emerging minimally invasive glaucoma surgical techniques at the recent Interventional Glaucoma Congress in Chicago on October 8, 2021.