Harry Flynn Jr., MD

Harry Flynn Jr., MD

Ophthalmology Miami, FL

Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

Office Address

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    900 NW 17th Ave
    Miami, FL 33136
    Phone: (305) 326-6000
    Fax: (305) 326-6417

Harry Flynn Jr., MD

Ophthalmology Miami, FL

Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami


  • Harry W. Flynn Jr., M.D is the J. Donald M. Gass Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and specializes in medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Wake Forest University and his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. After an internship at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, Dr. Flynn returned to UVA for residency and to CPMC for retina fellowship. Dr. Flynn completed two years of active duty in the United States Army at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He joined the faculty at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 1978. Dr. Flynn has a special interest in endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, cataract surgery complications and retinal detachment surgery. He has been author or co-author of more than 435 peer-reviewed publications as well as 74 book chapters. He has edited or co-edited four books including Diabetes and Ocular Diseases: Past, Current, and Future Therapies and Vitreoretinal Disease: The Essentials. Dr. Flynn had held numerous administrative positions including President: The Vitreous Society (1992-1993), President: The Miami Ophthalmological Society (1999) and President: The Retina Society (2002-2003). Dr. Flynn has served as Senior Editor for Section 12 (Retina) of the Basic and Clinical Science Course for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also served as Co-Director of the Retina Subspecialty Day for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves on the Editorial Board of numerous journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, RETINA, OSLI: RETINA, and Evidence Based Ophthalmology. He has served on the Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for DRCR Network, SCORE Study, Regeneron VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 Studies and Neurotech MacTel Study.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: General Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Retina; Retina; Endophthalmitis

Education & Training

  • University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia
  • Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center
  • University of Virginia School of MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2014 - 2015
  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License1979 - 2017
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1972 - 2015
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License1971 - 2016
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Mentorship Award LectureVit/Buckle Society, 2014
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honorary AlumnusUniversity of Virginia, 2014
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2014

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Evolving Drug Delivery Techniques for Treating AMD  Schwartz SG, Flynn HW Jr., Stewart MW, Ophthalmology Management, 4/1/2014
    • Editorial: Povidone-Iodine for Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis  Ahmed Y, Scott IU, Pathengay A, Bawdekar A, and Flynn HW Jr, Am J Ophthalmol, 3/1/2014
    • Vitreoretinal Management and Surgical Outcomes in Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy: A Case Series  Chen RWS, Flynn HW Jr., Lee WS et al, Am J Ophthalmol, 1/1/2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Principles and Practice of Vitreoretinal Surgery. Chapter: Chapter 51: Management of Postoperative Endophthalmitis. 
      Schwartz SF, Flynn HW Jr, Brod DR
      Editors: Narendran V, Kothari AR.Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
    • Intraocular Inflammation Chapter: Exogenous Endophthalmitis. 
      Schwartz SG, Davis JL, Flynn HW Jr
      Editors: M Zierhut, S Ohno, F Orefice, C Pavesio, NA Rao.Springer, New York
    • Cataract Surgery and Retinal Diseases: Optimizing Visual Outcome. Chapter: Endophthalmitis: Prevention and Management. 
      Scott IU, Flynn HW Jr
      Editors: Han.BMC, Philadelphia


    • Clinical and Anatomic Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Vitreofoveal Traction. Bokman C, Gonzalez M, Flynn HW Jr, ARVO Poster, 1/1/2014
    • Retinal Detachment form Retinal Dialysis Managed by Scleral Buckling Surgery. Chang JS, Flynn HW Jr, Berrocal AM, ARVO Poster, 1/1/2014
    • Outcomes and Complications of Vitreoretinal Surgery in Patients with Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy. Chen RC, Flynn HW Jr., Lee W. et al, ARVO Poster, 1/1/2014


    • DRCR Update 2014 Washington, DC - 5/16/2014
    • Surgery for Complications of Cataract Surgery Washington, DC - 5/16/2014
    • Surgery for Retinal Detachment Washington, DC - 5/16/2014


    • Posterior chamber IOL insertion during diabetic lensectomy and vitrectomy. Flynn HW Jr. and Blankenship GW, American Academy of
    • Pars plana instrumentation in the management of posteriorly dislocated IOLs. Flynn HW Jr, Video Journal of Ophthalmology
    • Management of postoperative endophthalmitis. Flynn HW Jr, American Academy of

    Professional Memberships

    Other Languages

    • Spanish

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
    • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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