Charles M. Zacks, M.D. is a fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of corneal and external diseases of the eye. He performs a wide range of surgical procedures, including conventional corneal transplantation, lamellar keratoplasty (including DSEK), routine and complex cataract surgery, and treatment of less common disorders such as ocular tumors and reconstruction after eye trauma. Dr. Zacks is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Zacks has been caring for patients at Maine Eye since 1990. He earned his medical degree at Yale after graduating with honors from Brown University. He completed a residency in San Francisco at the California Pacific Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the internationally recognized Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Committed to medical education, Dr. Zacks is a Clinical Instructor of the Tufts University School of Medicine and maintains an active teaching schedule. Dr. Zacks is published in peer-reviewed medical literature and textbooks on topics ranging from corneal physiology to medical ethics and has been recognized for his contributions by the American Academy of Ophthalmology through numerous achievement awards.
Dr. Zacks has held leadership positions in regional and national ophthalmologic organizations, including committee chairmanship and task force leadership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and service on the Academy’s Board of Trustees. He is a past President of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the New England Ophthalmologic Society.
Dr. Zacks’ practice is at Maine Eye’s Lowell Campus location at 15 Lowell Street in Portland.