Meet Dr. Abbott
Meredith Abbott, M.D., joined Oculoplastic Associates of Texas in 2011. Dr. Abbott completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan following her residency training at UT Southwestern where she gained a solid foundation in Ophthalmology. She is board certified and specializes in the delicate periocular region including the eyelids, tear ducts, and the bony area surrounding the eye called the orbit. Her expertise ranges from cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery and rejuvenation, eyelid tumors and reconstruction, addressing problems of the lacrimal system, as well as orbital work including orbital tumors and thyroid eye disease.
Education and Training
Dr. Abbott completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. She is board certified in Ophthalmology and specializes in Oculoplastics. Dr. Abbott has returned to Dallas where she had completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Abbott is a native of Cleburne, TX, and attended medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. Abbott welcomes patients of all ages with functional disorders of the eyelid, lacrimal (tear) system and orbit as well as patients pursuing cosmetic eyelid surgery and rejuvenation.
Awards and Honors
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2018
- Published in Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Stars 2015, 2016, 2017
- Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award 2015
- D Magazine Best Doctors 2015
- American Board of Ophthalmology (Board certified)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
- Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology (Officer)
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Abbott has published several peer reviewed journal articles in ophthalmology and a book chapter in oculoplastics including:
- Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery: Healthy Matters Seminar, April 2012. Speaker. “Achieving a More Youthful Look with Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery”
- Cornea Associates Spring Symposium, April 2012 and April 2015. Guest Lecturer. “Eyelid Malpositions, Lumps, and Bumps”
- Presbyterian Hospital Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, March 2011. Guest Lecturer. “Introduction to Oculoplastic Surgery”
- UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology Resident Lecture, 2011. Speaker. “Orbital Tumors and Orbitotomy Techniques”
- Allen MB, Della Rocca DA, Della Rocca RC. Socket Reconstruction: Levine’s Manual of Oculoplastic Surgery, Fourth Edition. July 2010; Slack incorporated.
- Orbital Anatomy Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010, 2011, 2012. Assistant Instructor.
- Eyelid Anatomy Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010, 2011, 2012. Assistant Instructor.
- New York City Annual Ocular Trauma Symposium, 2010. Speaker and Faculty. “Lacrimal Complications After Trauma”
In March of 2012, Dr. Abbott served as a volunteer surgeon in Santiago, Dominican Republic, for the Volunteer Health Program, a program which her fellowship preceptor and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Della Rocca, founded in 1994 to provide care for underserved rural areas in Latin America. In 2012, over 1,000 patients were screened for ophthalmic problems including cataracts, strabismus, and oculoplastic surgery and over 45 oculoplastic cases were performed by Dr. Abbott and her colleagues. She looks forward to continued support of the mission in future years.