Forrest Murphy M.D., FACS
Forrest Patrick Murphy MD, FACS has specialized over his four-decade career in advanced cataract surgery and refractive surgery as well as general ophthalmology. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Kansas medical Center in 1978 and worked as an ER physician for 4 years prior to entering his residency in Ophthalmology at the same university, becoming Board Certified for Lifetime in 1985. He was also honored as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1989.
Forrest pioneered the now routine use of topical anesthesia in the mid-90s, being a contributor to the technique and one of the early adopters. He taught his conversion techniques to fellow colleagues at ASCRS in the late 90s. He has taught residents, fellows and staff at UCSD as a clinical teacher in the early 2000s. He has also lectured on cataract and refractive surgery both in this country and in Mexico.
The majority of his years of practice has been in the communities of San Francisco and San Diego. He recently practiced in Palm Springs area for the past 10 years.
He estimates that he has operated on 15,000 cataracts in his career conservatively. Experienced in all types of anterior segment surgery, he has used the Femtosecond cataract laser as well as all the toric and multifocal lenses that have been introduced to the market. He has experience with ORA and all ophthalmic lasers. He now combines MIG procedures with cataract surgery for glaucoma/cataract patients if they desire. He has a tremendous track record over his long career with remarkable outcomes.
Having recently obtained his New Mexico license, he desires to bring his talents to beautiful las Cruces to work and finish his career.
In addition to medicine, Forrest Murphy is an accomplished pianist and aspiring fiction writer. He works out 4 days a week to stay in shape and has enjoyed remarkably great health. He is married and has a dog named KC, a soft-coated Wheaten terrier. Forrest loves hiking, the mountains, weekend getaways and great restaurants.