Dr. Dante Pieramici, MD

Dr. Dante Pieramici, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Dante Pieramici, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

525 E Micheltorena St Ste A

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Pieramici's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pieramici "Dr. Dante J. Pieramici graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed Ophthalmology Residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He receive vitreoretinal fellowship training at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Pieramici has held full-time academic positions at the Yale University Eye Center and the Wilmer Eye Institute, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Service and Director of Ocular Trauma. Currently he is the Codirector of the California Retina Research Foundation, a partner of the California Retina Consultants, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Center in Southern California. Dr. Pieramici has published over 100 articles, 16 book chapters, and has edited 3 books on retinal diseases. He lectures nationally and internationally on retinal diseases and ocular trauma. Dr. Pieramici’s research interests have been varied, and include clinical and basic science projects aimed at better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of ocular diseases, so as to improve treatments for patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, and severe ocular injuries. He has been a clinical investigator, principal investigator, or reading center investigator in numerous NIH and pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials. Dr Pieramici has helped in the development of new surgical techniques including limited macular translocation and 25-gauge (small incision) vitrectomy surgery. Currently he is involved in the development of new drug delivery techniques for various retinal vascular diseases. Dr. Pieramici has received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ocular Trauma where he serves as Vice President, and the Pan-American Ophthalmologic Society amongst others. Dr Pieramici is a member of S.E.E International and regularly trains international ophthalmologists from undeserved areas."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pieramici "As vitreoretinal specialists, we provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for all disorders of the retina, macula and vitreous. We focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these conditions. Many abnormalities of the retina and vitreous may cause visual loss. These disorders include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular holes, macular edema and epiretinal membranes. Our practice has multiple locations throughout Central California to serve our patients."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Evanston Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pieramici has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Ocular Trauma, Vice President
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • Macula Society, Member
  • Pan-American Ophthalmologic Society, Member
  • Retina Society, Member
  • Surgical Eye Expeditions International, Member

Dr. Pieramici's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pieramici to family and friends
3.5
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Pieramici's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. and staff were courteous, efficient, and accurate. They quickly scheduled me and saw me on time. There was a need for a referral due to an occular melanoma condition. The Doctor initiated this request quickly and to the best person available on the West Coast but the staff only completed the...more
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