Dr. Glenn Strauss, MD

Dr. Glenn Strauss serves as HelpMeSee’s Chief Simulator Subject Matter Expert, working closely to apply his decades of experience to develop their Eye Surgical Simulator. Glenn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas, Austin in 1976, and from medical school at UTMB, Galveston where he completed his residency in 1984. He has been an American Academy of Ophthalmology fellow since 1986, and maintained a private practice for many years.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Strauss has held numerous training positions in the U.S. and internationally. Since 1990, he has worked as while serving as a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Texas Health Sciences in Tyler, Texas. Glenn served as Course Director for Refractive Keratoplasty from 2003-2005. Beginning in 1997 Dr. Strauss began working with Mercy Ships as an eye surgeon and to provide training for their medical missions. Dr. Glenn was honored in 2009 for his work in medical education and surgery for the poor when he received the Grand Cross of the National Order of Benin, the highest civilian award of the country.

Since joining HelpMeSee in 2011, he has developed novel approaches for cataract surgery skills training in developing countries and has worked extensively in the development of high fidelity simulation models for surgical training.