Priya M. Mathews, M.D., MPH
Director of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease, Cataract, LASIK & Corneal Surgeon
Dr. Priya Mathews is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cataract, refractive, and corneal surgeon at Center For Sight. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, graduating summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class. She received her Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and also earned her Master’s in Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Mathews completed her ophthalmology residency at Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, followed by a fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.
Dr. Mathews specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. She is an expert in the diagnosis and management of cornea and external diseases, including Keratoconus, Fuchs’ Dystrophy, autoimmune diseases, and severe dry eye disease. Dr. Mathews is dedicated to offering to her patients the most advanced surgeries and procedures available, including partial thickness corneal transplantation (DMEK and DSAEK), full-thickness corneal transplantation, corneal crosslinking, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, thermal pulsation, blepharoexfoliation, and laser vision correction with LASIK and PRK.
Dr. Mathews has extensive scientific research experience, publishing over 30 peer-reviewed publications in top medical journals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Women in Ophthalmology (WIO), and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Mathews has a particular interest in combatting the global burden of corneal blindness. She has volunteered for numerous medical and surgical mission trips around the world, including Haiti, Guatemala, India, The Philippines, and Bolivia. She has received multiple grants to support related initiatives, including the ASCRS International Service Grant and the prestigious AAO Hoskins Center IRIS Registry Research Fund Award. Dr. Mathews is the cofounder and Executive Vice President of Keratoplasty Alliance International, a nonprofit organization which aims to discover and develop novel methods of increasing the supply of donor corneal tissue worldwide.
Dr. Mathews lives in Sarasota with her husband, Joaquin, and their two young children, Isabella and Leonardo. She is a certified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga instructor and practices daily to strengthen and rejuvenate her body, mind, and spirit.
Locations served: Sarasota, Venice