Herbert J. Glatt, MD

Herbert J. Glatt, MD

Joined University Eye Specialists: 1989

Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr. Glatt is a specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery whose practice is entirely focused on eyelid and tear duct surgery. He joined University Eye Specialists in 1989 as the first fellowship-trained Oculoplastic Surgeon in East Tennessee. Since that time he has performed over 14,000 operations.

Dr. Glatt has specialized training and extensive experience in performing cosmetic and functional blepharoplasty for excess upper lid skin and ptosis surgery for drooping upper eyelids, combining thoughtful assessment of the potential effect of upper lid surgery on the health of the eye, selection of the most appropriate surgical procedure or procedures and meticulous performance of the surgery. He performs surgery to correct lower lid abnormalites, such as lids that roll in (entropion), lids that roll out (ectropion) and lids that are pulled downward (retraction).

He has spent decades caring for patients with eyelid skin cancers that require surgical removal and subsequent eyelid reconstruction that often requires unique techniques specific to the eyelid. He removes benign eyelid lesions, such as moles, cysts and skin tags. Dr. Glatt performs tear duct surgery to help patients who suffer from tearing and/or infections due to blocked tear ducts. He cares for patients who require removal of blind eyes to relieve pain and of eyes afflicted with cancer.

Surgery is performed at the University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville and at the Tennessee Valley Eye Center. Great care is taken to ensure patient comfort and safety with the vast majority of cases performed under sedation or general anesthesia administered by the team of a nurse anesthetist and an MD anesthesiologist.

Dr. Glatt examines patients at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the Tennessee Valley Eye Center.

Dr. Glatt graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. When University Eye Specialists sought a surgeon with specialized training in Oculoplastic Surgery to care for the patients of East Tennessee, Dr. Glatt and his wife welcomed the opportunity to live, work, and raise their family in Knoxville.

While watching his sons grow up in Knoxville’s wonderful swim culture (and later become collegiate swimmers), Dr. Glatt took up the sport himself, although at a considerably slower pace, and enjoys swimming at the University of Tennessee Aquatic Center. He and his wife Lynn enjoy hiking in East Tennessee and America’s National Parks.

  • BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • Internship: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fellowships: Oculoplastic Surgery, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Illinois, Ophthalmic Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1990
  • University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude graduate and Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cityview Magazine Top Docs, Ophthalmology, multiple awards, including 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, clinical assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Ophthalmology, 1990-present
Everything went smoothly from time of arrival. Only waited less than 10 minutes. Everyone seemed to be proficient in their job. Doctor Glatt explained everything well.
Constance G.
Every single aspect of the visit by the doctor and staff were handled in a very professional and friendly manner.
Rollin G.
Dr. Glatt’s eye examination and assessment of my eyelid issue were conducted with a high degree of professionalism. He quickly offered different treatment options and suggested the most optimum procedure.
Mary J.
“I arrived early and was seen right away. Everyone in the office was very nice, as was, Dr. Glatt.”
Margaret L.
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