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Robert N. Fabricant, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” - Albert Einstein


Dr. Fabricant is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and anterior segment surgery. He founded Pacific Eye Institute in 1981 and today serves as Medical Director and surgeon. With more than four decades of experience, having performed more than 50,000 cataract procedures, Dr. Fabricant is a nationally recognized leader in corneal/anterior segment surgery. He has been voted Top Doctor by his peers and has been the recipient of the Castle Connoly Top Doctor award since 2015.

Dr. Fabricant is the inventor of the Fabricant System, an aspiration device used for cataract removal. He has published numerous research articles on cellular growth control while serving as a research scientist at National Cancer Institute in Bethesda Maryland and is a senior author of fourteen scientific publications in refereed journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and others.

In addition to his work in the Inland Empire, Dr. Fabricant has a passion for providing eye care for the underserved. He performed volunteer work while training in the Tarahumara Mountains of Northern Mexico and currently hosts Mission Cataract annually, in December, for uninsured patients.

An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Fabricant, is a marathon runner (including Boston), was a skipper in the 125 mile International Ensenada Yacht race, was a former race-car competitor in his Ford GT40, and has been honing his skills in Argentine Tango for more than a decade.

Education and Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California
  • Internship
    Internship in Medicine, UCLA-Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California
  • Residency
    LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Fellowship
    Research Scientist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Diplomat)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
  • California Association of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Member)
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society (Member)


Dr. Fabricant is a senior author of fourteen scientific publications including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lancet, New England Journal of medicine, Journal of the American Intra-Ocular Implant Society and others.

Awards and Achievements

  • Recipient of the 2017 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award for extraordinary service to the Lions Sights & Hearing Foundation.
  • Recognized as Inland Empire Top Doctor
  • Recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors recognition (2015-2018)
    Castle Connolly is America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors who are nominated by peers, selected by experts and are among the very best in their specialties.
  • Trained in LASIK procedures since 1996
  • Performed LASIK on over 40 doctors and their families
  • Has performed more than 45,000 refractive procedures.

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