Brett H. Mueller II, DO, PhD
Brett H. Mueller II, D.O., Ph.D. is a 6th generation Texan that earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in biomedical science. He then received his medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas Health Science where he developed his passion for ophthalmology as he worked to develop new treatment modalities for patients with glaucoma. In conducting neuroscience and pharmacology research of the eye in hopes of discovering a neuroprotective agent to treat glaucoma, he was drawn to the complexity and beauty of the visual sciences.
Dr. Mueller’s scientific work and academic accomplishments have enabled him to author numerous publications, book chapters, perform over 20 presentations at national and international meetings, and being a recipient of several grants (including an NIH grant). He was then accepted to attend ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville.
While training as an ophthalmology resident in Louisville, Dr. Mueller developed a reputation for being a leader amongst his colleagues and a skilled surgeon. He was able to perform the most phaco cataract surgeries in the history of the residency program which included placing numerous toric, multifocal lenses, performing laser assisted cataract surgery, and dropless cataract surgery. He was also, as a resident, one of the first surgeons in the state of Kentucky to place a Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgical device called CyPass and is certified using iStent for patients with glaucoma. He is also well versed in being able to perform numerous plastics procedures on the eyelids. During his final year of residency, he was elected by the ophthalmology department to serve as chief resident. In this capacity, and with his passion for refractive surgery, he helped establish one of the first academic affiliations with Johnson and Johnson where residents can recruit patients from their residency clinic to get PRK and LASIK on a VISX laser at a substantially reduced rate. This program enables residents to be PRK and LASIK certified and trained upon completion of their residency program.
Dr. Mueller is excited to be joining the Texas Vision and Laser Center family. He hopes to continue to use his research background and develop new innovative treatment modalities for patients with cataracts and glaucoma. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 boys, running, cycling, and hiking.