Dr. Charles A. Garcia, MD

Dr. Charles A. Garcia, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 71 years old

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Dr. Charles A. Garcia is a board certified and internationally recognized researcher and clinician. As a graduate of Tulane University,...Read more

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Dr. Charles A. Garcia is a board certified and internationally recognized researcher and clinician.

As a graduate of Tulane University, he completed his residency and internship at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His post-residency fellowship in Cornea and External Disease was completed under Dr. Dan B. Jones at Baylor College of Medicine in 1970.

As a specialist, his clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis of various vitreo-retinal diseases and he has worked throughout his career on finding a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa and Retinal Dystrophies. Dr. Garcia has written extensively on his retina research and published more than 175 articles, written three books in English and Spanish as well as published numerous articles in association with the National Institutes of Health. He has presented in numerous ophthalmic societies both in the US and internationally and has been active in training more than 100 post-doctoral fellows from 22 countries including the United States since 1974.

Dr. Garcia says...

As former President of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Garcia has worked with local community organizations to educate the public about diseases of the eye and diabetes. He participated in more than 15 clinical studies with the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute investigating the progression of diabetic retinopathy since 2004. Dr. Garcia has had a continued commitment to community service and has participated in numerous events including the "Feria De Salud" presented in association with the American Diabetes Association. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Retina Society & American Society of Retina Specialists, and is affiliated with numerous hospitals including Memorial Hermann,  The Methodist Hosptial at St. John Clear Lake, and the oldest hospital in Houston, St. Joseph Medical Center.

Dr. Garcia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Hermann Hosp-U Tex

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    Hermann Hosp-U Tex

    Completed in 1970

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Completed in 1971

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Graduated in 1965

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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