University of Nebraska Medical Center

Brian K. Armstrong, MD

Associate professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director of Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Nebraska Medicine

Brian Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong is an associate professor of ophthalmology. He also serves as director of cornea and refractive surgery for Nebraska Medicine, UNMC's primary clinical partner. He is the representative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Before coming to UNMC, Dr. Armstrong practiced for eight years at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where he provided specialty eye care not only for Emirati patients, but also patients from nearby Middle Eastern and North African countries. While there, he utilized cutting-edge laser techniques and intraocular lenses, in many cases before U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval. He also became a regional expert in the management of keratoconus and other corneal disorders which are endemic in the Middle East.

  • BS: biology, Emory University, 2002
  • MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Internship: internal medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007
  • Residency: ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Vanderbilt Eye Institute, 2010
  • Fellowship: cornea, external disease and refractive surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cole Eye Institute, 2011
Research Interests
  • Early keratoconus diagnosis
  • Keratoconus treatment
  • EVO ICL placement