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Dr. Breno da Rocha Lima

In November of 2016, Dr. Breno Lima began a long and hard battle with a life threatening disease. Being the physician he worked so hard to become, he tried to continue to be there for his patients while fighting his own medical condition. It didn't take long before the battle he was fighting would soon take away the one thing he was so good at. In December 2016, he had no choice but to stop treating his patients and focus on the battle in front of him. Dr. Lima is from Brazil and went back to be with his family during this difficult time. We thank all of his patients who have reached out to send his family touching words of encouragement. Dr. Lima is in our prayers and we are holding out hope that he can fight through this.


Dr. Breno da Rocha Lima

Medical Retina and Uveitis/Ocular Immunology Specialist

Dr. Breno da Rocha Lima joined Bowden Eye in August 2013. He was born in Brazil and grew up in Rio de Janeiro and Goiania, Brazil, where he attended medical school. He was a visiting student at the University of Miami in his senior year. Then, he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Lima left sunny Florida for an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and then moved to Ohio for an Ophthalmology residency at the internationally recognized Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

His next step was a Fellowship at National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health to advance his skills in uveitis and medical retina.

He is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and numerous posters and papers presented at medical meetings. Dr. Lima serves as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology/ONE Network.

Dr. Lima provides care for patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and inflammatory eye diseases, including intravitreal injections and laser treatment.

In his spare time, Dr. Lima enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, photography, and watching motor sports. He is also an awarded web designer.

Quick Facts

  • Is a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Completed a Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • A member of the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology/ONE Network