Dr. Peter Nixon, MD

Dr. Peter Nixon, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Nixon, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

801 W 38th St Ste 200

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

(512) 451-0103

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas


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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Nixon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nixon "Born and raised in South Africa, Dr. Nixon moved to the United States with his family at the age of 14. He attended high school in Huntsville, Alabama, and later graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Earning a medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, Dr. Nixon received additional training in ophthalmology while studying in Zurich, Switzerland, before completing his internship at the Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. His ophthalmology residency program was held at the renowned Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, one of the nation's leading facilities for treating traumatic eye injuries. Dr. Nixon went on to complete a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Retina Consultants of Alabama, UAB Department of Ophthalmology at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. Dr. Nixon specializes in the management of all diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula. His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular holes. He has also served as a clinical investigator for research trials studying new treatments for vitreoretinal disease. Dr. Nixon has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Medicine. In addition he has presented research studies at international meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists / European Vitreoretinal Society Joint Meeting, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Texas Medical Association, Austin Ophthalmological Society, and the Travis County Medical Society. Dr. Nixon further serves the Austin community through patient education seminars and lectures on the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal diseases. Abroad, he has volunteered in Nicaragua teaching resident surgeons and assisting in the surgical care of adults and children. In his free time, Dr. Nixon enjoys automobile racing, cycling, running, swimming and competing in triathlons."


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  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Of Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Retina Consultants Of Alabama
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nixon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nixon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nixon to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nixon's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

in Taylor
Dr. Nixon at Austin Retina and the staff are the best. They can accommodate your schedule and get you in and out fast. One of the most friendly and professional staffs in the medical profession.
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in Austin, TX
Dr. Nixon was amazing. Very experienced and completely happy with his high quality care.
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Dr. Nixon and his staff are so nice, friendly and helpful. Most of all they are efficient, timely, and caring. When you’re dealing with your eyes, you want the best, the most knowledgeable, as well as technicians and doctors who are understanding of your concerns and not dismissive. Dr. Nixon and...more
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in austin, tx
Have been seeing Dr Nixon for over 2 years and the excellent service is consistent each time I go. Dr Nixon is a very caring, conscientious and thorough in his explanation and treatment. The confidence I have in his care helps me to accept my condition. He always gives me hope. The office staff is...more
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in Llano, TX
I have been going to Dr. Nixon for six years after having moved to the hill country from the Lubbock area where I had been seeing a retina doctor there. He is genuinely interested in his patients and has a great bed side manner when you are in his office. In the past year he has performed two...more
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