About Our Practice
Dr. Brendan Girschek serves as a valued retina consultant to his colleagues at both the Cedar Valley Eye Care clinic as well as to many outside eye care professionals in the Cedar Valley. Dr. Girschek is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and completed a two-year post-residency fellowship in retina surgery. He is a fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His practice is exclusively dedicated to medical and surgical treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases.
At the Waterloo clinic, Brendan has the luxury of utilizing a dedicated Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis 6-mode retinal imaging system. High-resolution spectral domain OCT imaging with autofluorescence and red-free imaging as well as simultaneous wide-field fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography are often performed at the time of a patient’s initial consultation with Dr. Girschek. This allows for patients to be examined, diagnosed with cutting-edge technologies and treatments of vitreo-retinal diseases with medications, lasers or surgery on the patient’s initial visit.
Dr. Girschek operates primarily at the United Medical Park in Waterloo, Iowa. It is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center that provides exceptional care to patients undergoing day surgery. Brendan also has privileges at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Depending on the urgency of the surgery, cases may be performed at either facility only hours after being diagnosed.
Dr. Girschek’s partners at the Cedar Valley Eye Care are Drs. Michael Puk and Daniel Miller. Both are incredibly dedicated and talented anterior segment surgeons specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. Drs. Puk and Miller are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and see patients out of their clinics in Waterloo, Waverly, Oelwein and Independence.
In addition, the Cedar Valley Eye Care clinic staffs three full-time optometrists, Drs. Michael Coons, Suzanne Smith and Bradley Johnson.