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Dr. Robert Avery, MD

Ophthalmology

(805) 966-7085

California Retina Consultants

525 E Micheltorena St Ste A Santa Barbara , CA 93103

Get to Know Dr. Avery

Accepting Patients
Yes

Languages
English
Spanish

Gender
Male

Experience
31 Years

Care Philosophy

As a vitreoretinal specialist, I provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for all disorders of the retina, macula and vitreous. I focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these conditions. Thus, I do not prescribe glasses nor do we perform cataract or LASIK surgery. I will keep your referring doctor informed of our findings, your treatment and your progress.

Education

Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine 1987

Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine 1991

Duke University 1992

Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine 1993

Cottage Hospital 1988

Dr. Avery's Experience

Ophthalmology

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized Doctor

In My Own Words

Dr. Avery received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and took his ophthalmology training there at the highly regarded Wilmer Eye Institute. He completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Duke University working with Dr. Robert Machemer, who invented the first vitrectomy machine and is considered the father of modern vitreous surgery. Dr. Avery returned to Johns Hopkins as Assistant Chief of Service and head of the trauma unit. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Heed Fellowship, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Ronald G. Michels Fellowship for his contribution to vitreous surgery. Dr. Avery is an examiner for American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists(ASRS) where he serves on the US federal Affairs Committee. He has been the principal investigator for 12 national clinical trials at California Retinal Consultants. His research interests include; macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and surgery for complex vitreoretinal conditions. He has published numerous articles on these subjects in journals such as Ophthalmology, Retina, New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, and Archives of Ophthalmology. He is on the editorial board of Retina Today. He and his colleagues at CRC helped usher in the use of Avastin for eye diseases by publishing 6 peer reviewed articles and a book chapter on intraocular Avastin in 2006. He recently won an award from the ASRS for his video demonstrating a safer surgical technique for sutureless vitrectomy. He lectures internationally on retinal diseases. His basic science research continues at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he holds an appointment in the Neuroscience Research Institute. He is a founder of the California Retina Research Foundation.

Dr. Avery's Locations

Accepting New Patients

Offices

California Retina Consultants

525 E Micheltorena St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Affiliated Hospitals

St. John's Regional Medical Center

1600 N Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

2309 Antonio Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010

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