Fang Sarah Ko

Quincy Ophthalmologist

Dr. Fang Sarah Ko is a Florida native who grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from Lincoln High School. Dr. Ko is dedicated to serving people in the Tallahassee community and has volunteered at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and as a simultaneous translator at the Tallahassee Chinese Christian Church.

Dr. Ko attended Harvard, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biochemistry. She then attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she received the Stephen J. Ryan Prize in Ophthalmology. She received residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute and went on to a fellowship at the elite Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

She has volunteered her time toward increasing the availability of cataract surgery in underserved rural areas and provided free cataract surgery in rural China. Dr. Ko dedicates her time to blindness prevention through the management of ocular diseases, especially glaucoma. Dr. Ko has also published numerous papers and book chapters on a wide variety of topics in ophthalmology.

Dr. Ko enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her family. To learn more about Dr. Fang Sarah Ko, click here to listen to her on Tallahassee Talks with Brien Sorne.





University College of London and Moorfields Eye Hospital
London, UK


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Harbor Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Fellowship In Glaucoma Medical And Surgical Management

Moorfields Eye Hospital
London, UK

Medical School

Florida State University 
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


English, Mandarin/Chinese

Specialty Interests
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Medical and Surgical treatment of Advanced Glaucoma
  • Small Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Implants (Multifocal and Toric) using Intraoperative ORA Technology to help achieve spectacle independence

Work History:

Eye Associates of Tallahassee

Glaucoma Specialist

Florida State University, College of Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor


Wilmer Research Association (WRA) research competition

2nd prize

Steven J. Ryan, M.D., Prize in Ophthalmology


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Helen Taussig College Award


High Honors for senior thesis

“Pax6 expression and lens development are regulated by Sox genes.”

John Harvard Scholarship for academic distinction

Dean’s Honor List—8 semesters

National MAΘ (math) Competition

1st place in Trigonometry

Sunshine State Scholar

District Representative

National Merit Scholarship


Robert C. Byrd Scholar



  1. Boland M, Gupta P, Ko F, Zhao D, Guallar E, Friedman DS. Evaluation of frequency doubling technology perimetry as a means of screening for glaucoma and other eye disease using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov 12:1-6.
  2. Moshiri A, Ha NK, Ko F, Scott AW. Bevacizumab presurgical treatment for proliferative sickle-cell retinopathy-related retinal detachment. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2013;7(3):204-5.
  3. Ko F, Vitale S, Chou CF, Cotch MF, Saaddine J, Friedman DS. Prevalence of nonrefractive visual impairment in US adults and associated risk factors, 1999-2002 and 2005-2008. JAMA. 2012 Dec 12;308(22):2361-8.
  4. Ko F, DiBernardo CW, Oak J, Miller NR, Subramanian P. Confirmation of and Differentiation Among Primary Vascular Lesions using Ultrasonography. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov;27(6):431-5.
  5. Ko F, Frick KD, Tzu J, He M, Congdon N. Willingness-to-pay for enhancements to a low-cost cataract surgical package in rural southern China. Acta Ophthalmol. 2012 Feb;90(1):e54-60.
  6. Ko F, Subramanian P. B-cell lymphoma of the cavernous sinus masquerading as post-herpetic neuralgia: a case study and literature review. Neuro-ophthalmology. 2011 Feb; 35(1):27-31.
  7. Ko F, Knox D. The ocular pathology of Terson syndrome. Ophthalmology. 2010 Jul;117(7):1423-9.
  8. Ko F, Sohn JH, Do D. Resolution of macular edema in radiation retinopathy after intravenous diuresis. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2010;4(2):174-177.
  9. Ko F, Bozorg S, Singh K. Cystoid macular edema and neovascular glaucoma following CRVO. EyeNet Magazine. 2008 February.
  10. Donner AL, Ko F, Episkopou V, Maas RL. Pax6 is misexpressed in Sox1 null lens fiber cells. Gene Expression Patterns. 2007 Apr; 7(5):606-613.

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