Dr. Michael Rauser, MD

Dr. Michael Rauser, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Rauser, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Loma Linda, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

Loma Linda University Eye Institute

11370 Anderson St Ste 1800

Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rauser performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 84% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Rauser's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rauser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rauser "I am the Chairman for the Loma Linda University Eye Institute. I currently practice comprehensive ophthalmology with a subspecialty emphasis in medical retina. My areas of expertise are Cataract Surgery, Medical Retina (treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, vein occlusion), & Retinopathy of Prematurity. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rauser "Dr. Rauser is committed to providing you and your family the best possible medical treatment. Each patient is treated like family. Dr. Rauser strives to exceed patients expectations on every level and make each patient a top priority."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

7  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

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.


  • University Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Mount Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University MD School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rauser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rauser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rauser to family and friends
11 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rauser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Rauser Says:

Thank you so much for your review, I value all my patient's experiences.


Patient Comments (6)

I had cataract surgery at the beginning of April 2018 by Dr. Rauser. He is an AMAZING & WONDERFUL surgeon. He truly cares for his patients and treats them with respect. His care made me feel so calmed and relaxed throughout the whole surgery process. I am so happy and thankful for the results...more
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He missed an extremely important medical point that I am on synthetic thyroid hormone and it could cause bleeding in surgery if levels are too low. He did not have blood work done or ask about last time I had levels measured. Yet he claimed that cataract surgery is a bloodless surgery. Maybe for...more
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He refused a simple accommodation to my religious beliefs, contrary to LLMU policy to accommodate them. He sent an official letter banning me from access to care based on requesting this. I would recommend not even starting your care there. Patient Relations never returned a single phone call over...more
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I was one of the first patients treated by Dr. Rauser when he first came to Lima Linda. I’ve had diabetes for over 40 years with macular degeneration. Dr. Rauser is extremely brilliant in his field and a very caring, one on one person. If you are able to be a patient of Dr. Rauser, you will be in...more
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Dr. Rauser did my cataract surgery. I was very happy with his treatment and his staff. His technician Julie was very sweet. Everything was explained to my daughter and she translated everything to me. Dr. Rauser was very nice and sweet. I was very happy with my surgery; I had no complications...more
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