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HOMECOMING: Christopher Spearman, M.D.Joins Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates
by Barbara Klein

Christopher Spearman is exactly where he wants to be—back home in Marshall Township.

That’s not to say it hasn’t been a journey to return to where he got his start. First, he went to Penn State University where he earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. From there, it was on to Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Next stop, Lankenau Medical Center for his internship and then he was on his way to the University of Wisconsin to complete his ophthalmology residency.

In some ways, not much has changed since his recent homecoming. “My folks are still here,” Dr, Spearman says, “and my brother is nearby pursuing his residency at UPMC.”

But in other ways, everything is different. Dr. Spearman is now married, and he and wife, Christina, have an 18-month-old daughter, Emily.

A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Dr. Spearman is also the newest addition to Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the amazing tradition that has been established here at
Scott & Christie,” Dr. Spearman asserts.

“And that means maintaining the highest standard of patient care as well as staying at the very forefront of ophthalmology.”

To that end, Dr. Spearman will be providing the latest in glaucoma treatment. Known as MIGS (micro-invasive glaucoma surgery), it is generally performed in conjunction with cataract surgery.

“Glaucoma is a progressive disease that impacts the optic nerve and causes a slow, progressive loss of vision. If not properly managed, it can lead to irreversible blindness,” Dr. Spearman explains. “Although glaucoma is never truly cured, MIGS can help stabilize the disease and reduce a patient’s dependency on eye drops.”

Looking beyond glaucoma, Dr. Spearman also specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of other eye aliments including those associated with cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, and dry eye. A skilled surgeon, patients will look to him to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery, multifocal-lens implants, and astigmatism-correcting procedures.

“I fell in love with ophthalmology during medical school,” Dr. Spearman recalls. “I love developing long-term relationships with patients. Being able to take care of someone’s vision throughout their life is an incredible privilege.”

When he’s not indoors taking care of his patients, chances are you’ll find Dr. Spearman outside enjoying scuba diving, snowboarding, hiking, and of course, spending time with his family.

To inquire more or to schedule an appointment, call (724) 772-5420 or visit www.scottandchristie.com.
The Surgery Center at Cranberry – 105 Brandt Drive, Cranberry Township | 724.772.5420
Fox Chapel Plaza –  1101 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel | 412.782.0400

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