Arnett Carraby, MD, an Ophthalmologist with California Retina Associates

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Arnett Carraby, who serves patients throughout the State of California.

Dr. Carraby is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the anterior segment of the eye with a focus on cataract surgery. He is a part of the team at California Retina Associates with offices in Chula Vista, La Mesa, and El Centro, California.

California Retina Associates provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of eye diseases and disorders – specifically those involving the retina and the vitreous. From state-of-the-art equipment to the layout of treatment rooms, the practice is designed to ensure patients’ absolute comfort, safety, and satisfaction. The team of experts working there strive to provide the most rewarding experience for their patients, no matter what their visual needs may be.

With over four decades of professional experience, Dr. Carraby currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at El Centro Regional Medical Center for 2019 and 2020 and remains affiliated with Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District. 

Prior to his current endeavors, he served as the President of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society of Los Angeles in 1996 and 1997. He is also a former national delegate with the National Medical Association and past Chairman of the Surgery Departments at Lea Regional Medical Center in New Mexico and at Bay Harbor Hospital in California.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Carraby pursued his undergraduate college education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he graduated Cum Laude with honors in Biochemistry. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine (now called the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) where he received his medical degree with honors. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Hospitals & Clinics. Further studies in ophthalmology were also completed at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University in Boston.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctor is a member of the Cordes Eye Society, the San Diego Medical Society, the California Medical Associates, the Drew Medical Society, and the Imperial Valley Medical Society.

Furthermore, he is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, whose mission is to serve the public by improving the quality of ophthalmic practice through a process of certification and Maintenance of Certification that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Carraby is a recipient of the America’s Top Ophthalmologists Award from the Consumer Research Council of America in 2002 and in 2009 through 2019.

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