Dr. Stewart VanHorn is a Board certified ophthalmologist with clinical, surgical and refractive surgery experience. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the UCLA Jules Stein Institute and then completed a fellowship in refractive and corneal surgery at the Sinsky Eye Institute in California prior to joining the Laurel Eye Clinic in 2000.
Dr. VanHorn specializes in cataract and refractive (vision correction) surgery. Dr. VanHorn sees patients in our Altoona, Bedford, Clearfield and Johnstown offices and will be performing cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and LASIK in the Altoona Laurel Laser & Surgery Center location while also performing cataract and glaucoma surgery in the Brookville Laurel Laser & Surgery Center.
Dr. VanHorn is honored to have participated in surgical ophthalmology mission work abroad. In his most recent trip, Dr. Van Horn spent about 10 days at the University of Gondar hospital where he trained doctors on performing phacoemulsification. He performed around 20 surgeries himself while doctors watched as part of his teaching process. Following his time in Gondar, Dr. VanHorn attended the Robert M. Sinskey Pediatric Eyecare Clinic in Addis Ababa on behalf of ASCRS where he treated adult patients.
Dr. VanHorn is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Blair County Medical Society.
Under of direction of Dr. VanHorn, the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center in Duncansville reached their 10,000th cataract removal milestone in 2013, just six years after the facility opened.