Brian D. Ranelle, D.O.

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Dr. Brian D. Ranelle, D.O. Biography


Brian D. Ranelle, D.O.

Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Diabetic Exams, Glaucoma


Hurst & Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Brian Ranelle, a native of Ft. Worth, began his ophthalmology practice in 1977 after completing his fellowship in ophthalmology with the Houston Eye Associates. Dr. Brian Ranelle is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Surgery Department and was on the board of examiners for the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology from 1986-2000.

Memberships include The American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic Association, Texas Medical Association, Tarrant County Medical Society, Tarrant County Ophthalmology Association, American Society for Prevention of Blindness, International Society of Refractive Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Brian Ranelle performed the first LASIK in Fort Worth and the first CK in Tarrant County. He performs laser cataract surgery using the LenSx Femtosecond Laser. Dr. Ranelle also performs intraoperative aberrometry with Smart Vision to improve clinical outcomes in cataract surgery, being one of the top 5 doctors in the U.S. to perform this advanced procedure.

Dr. Brian Ranelle has over 30 years of refractive surgery experience, including LASIK, PRK, EpiLASIK, ALK, and RK. He has performed thousands of LASIK procedures at Texas Eye and Laser Center with his VISX Star Laser. Dr. Ranelle has a proven record of excellence due to his commitment to Laser Vision Correction. The doctor also has extensive experience in the treatment of Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Disease, and No-Stitch Cataract-Implant Surgery.

Dr. Brian Ranelle is married and has two children. He enjoys jogging, mountain climbing and snow skiing with his family.



Date and place of birth: May 2, 1947, Fort Worth, Texas
College: BA Degree – University of Texas, Austin 1968

Medical Education

  • University of Medicine and Biosciences (Former: Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine) Kansas City, Missouri
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1972


  • Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
    Internship Rotating Specialty: Ophthalmology 1972 – 1973


  • Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
    Specialty: Ophthalmology 1973 – 1976


  • Houston Eye Associates, 1976 – 1977


  • Texas

Clinical Appointments

  • Clinical Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Surgery Department


  • American Board of Ophthalmology 1978
  • Fellow American Board of Ophthalmology 1979
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology 1981
  • Fellow Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology 1981

Hospital Affiliations

  • Columbia North Hills Hospital
  • Harris Methodist Hospital HEB

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Tarrant County Ophthalmology Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • American Intraocular Implant Society
  • American Society for Prevention of Blindness


  • Performed the first LASIK in Tarrant County (1997)
  • Refractive Surgery: In-Office VISX S4 Excimer Laser
  • No-Stitch Cataract Surgery-Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Glaucoma and Diabetic Management
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Custom LASIK (WaveScan Technology)
  • All Laser IntraLASE LASIK

Clinical Research

  • Alcon Lab Clinical Trials of Intraocular Lenses
  • Alcon Lab Clinical Trial of Medicine in Post Op Care

Speaker For

  • Alcon Labs
  • Inspire Pharmaceuticals
  • Ista Pharmaceuticals
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