Doctors

Why Choose Dr. Peter DeBry?

Dr. Peter DeBry is committed to the optimal health and vision of your eyes.

“Expectations are very high with cataract surgery. This puts a lot of pressure on me and my staff to perform at a very high standard at all times. I like to share with my staff the comparison between a bank and an eye surgeon. If your bank had a 95% success rate at correctly depositing your checks you might not be very impressed. In fact, you would probably take your business somewhere else. We expect 99.99% accuracy in our banking transactions. Well, it is much the same with eye surgery. Patients expect 100% and we take this expectation very seriously. Every aspect of the work we do centers on providing the best surgical experience to every patient we serve.”

– Dr. Peter DeBry

Your vision is a priceless and precious possession! Our eyes connect us to the world around us. There is nothing more important than preserving and protecting this special gift. Dr. Peter DeBry is one of the most experienced and versatile eye surgeons in Las Vegas. In over a decade of caring for patients, he have developed a reputation for quality care and providing great surgical outcomes.

A High Level of Training

Dr. DeBry spent time throughout his medical training working in some of the most highly recognized universities in the country. His eye surgery fellowship was done at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked #1 for eye surgery more than any other program in the country. These opportunities allowed him to learn from the best mentors and have experiences that taught him to be an exceptional eye surgeon. Dr. DeBry is both Board Certified and Fellowship Trained (additional specialty training completed by only a small percentage of doctors).

Experience

According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers” it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become highly skilled at an activity. This is true with all aspects of eye surgery. Dr. DeBry is a very busy and successful surgeon and studies show that complication rates are lower in surgeons who do the most cases. In his 10 years doing cataract surgery in Las Vegas he has done over 8,000 eye surgeries and laser treatments. According to the Nevada donor network, he is the number one surgeon, using more corneal tissue per year than any other doctor in the area.

“At the end of a day in surgery I sometimes feel exhausted. It is mentally and physically taxing because you want to give each patient and each procedure your best performance. It is all worth it the next day when I get to see the smiles and hear the excitement in post-op patients who are seeing better than they have since they were teenagers.”

– Dr. Peter DeBry

Versatility in His Surgical Skills

Dr. DeBry does much more than just cataract surgery. From a delicate glaucoma surgery in a 3-month-old baby to a corneal transplant in a 90-year-old, he has a broad range of experience in the operating room. Very few surgeons in Las Vegas have this range of surgical skills. This experience allows him to be prepared to handle difficult situations in the operating room and give you the best chance at a successful procedure.

Common Procedures

  • ICL & LASIK
  • Cataract
  • IOL exchange
  • Corneal Transplant (PKP)
  • Partial cornea transplant (DSEK)
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Canaloplasty
  • Glaucoma Implant (Barveldt, Ahmed)
  • iStent
  • Express glaucoma implant
  • Pterygium surgery

Pioneering Spirit, Leading the Way in Developing New Techniques and Procedures

Dr. DeBry has been a pioneer and developer of new surgical techniques. He was the first surgeon in the country to do a new technique for pediatric glaucoma surgery (trabeculotomy with the iScience cannula). He also developed a new technique for glaucoma implant surgery (modified BGI), and presented this to glaucoma surgeons across the country.

Link to American Glaucoma Society 2013 PDF

He is always looking for ways to do things better and give his patients the best experience and the best vision possible.