John R Trible MD

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John R. Trible, M.D., received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he completed a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He is a glaucoma specialist who previously served on the ophthalmology teaching and research staff at the Eye Institute in the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Trible joined as a Wolfe Eye Clinic eye doctor in December 1998.

Dr. Trible is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society. His eye care research focuses mainly on glaucoma, and he has written and lectured widely on topics within his specialty.


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Doctor Details
Primary Specialty
Glaucoma
Secondary Specialty
Cataracts
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Heather Van Alstine
7 out of 19 people found this review helpful
Summary: Rudest Dr. I've ever met
January 30th, 2018
I was referred to dr tribel by my eye dr. because I have a cataract on one of my eyes now unfortunately I was given some bad information by my eye dr and a couple members of my family who had all told me when they remove a cataract it fixes the vision in that eye so I can expect them to also fix the vision in my other eye because they can't fix one and leave the other one bad but when I talked with the dr he found out I wanted him to fix both eyes even though the cataract is only in one eye he was very impatient with me and couldn't get out of the room fast enough I had spent 3 hours in that office before speaking with him having test after test done and he tried to make me feel like I was wasting HIS time. I think if I can give a clinic that much of my time they could at least show me the respect of explaining things to me nicely. The answer I got from him was ridiculous he said he thinks it's dangerous to do these surgeries and if there's no cataract on the eye he won't touch the eye I was confused because at that point I still believed the cataract surgery would fix my vision and I would be left with one bad eye and one good eye (like I said he was not explaining things very well) he inched his way towards the door throughout the conversation which made it very difficult to concentrate knowing I was annoying him that much with my stupidity about eye surgeries but he finally understood that I thought my nearsighted vision would be fixed in one eye only so he did explain how it worked he said they usually replace the bad lense with a good one which removes the cataract and restores the vision but since I only have it in one eye he would be replacing my lense with one that has equally horrible vision as my other. I couldn't understand why he would do that knowing I don't just want my cataract removed I want my vision corrected in both eyes to the point of not needing glasses or contacts anymore but he wouldn't do that because of the danger it would put me in to have corrective surgery on an eye that has nothing wrong with it, He said I could go blind so it's unethical for him to mess with my other eye at all. That dosnt make any sense to me but he was done answering my questions so I didn't get to ask him how he could possibly think it would be safer for me to have him remove my cataract with one surgery then go somewhere else to have lasik done on both eyes after. I don't know a lot about eye surgery I will admit that but even I know that putting the same eye through 2 surgeries and the other eye through one can't be safer than just fixing them both at the same time and being done with it. He said it was unethical for him to fix an eye with nothing wrong with it but isn't that what the wolf clinic is for? My brother had an appointment to go in there next month to have lasik done on his eyes just because he dosnt want to be nearsighted anymore he actually did lasik about 20 years ago and was very happy with it, it's just starting to wear off now so he needs it redone. They fix people's nearsighted vision all day long, with or without other things wrong with the eye So for him to say he thinks it's unethical is a load of crap and for whatever reason he just didn't want to help me. As a matter of fact he specifically told me I could go somewhere else to have it done without having a hard time finding a dr that will do it but "he's not my guy" I asked him if someone else there would do it and he said he doubts it. He was the meanest and rudest dr. I have ever waited 3 hours to see.
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Linda
74 out of 166 people found this review helpful
Summary: Cateract
December 14th, 2016
Absolutely superior!
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