Dr. Robert See, MD

Dr. Robert See, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(2)
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Dr. Robert See, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.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

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 96% of peers
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 94% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. See's bio

This content was provided by Dr. See "Dr. See received his medical degree and completed his internship at the Medical College of Ohio. After medical school, he went to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he received his ophthalmology residency training at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. Dr. See completed fellowships in ocular immunology, pathology and oncology at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Eye Institute working with Dr. Narsing Rao, who is one of the leading researchers in ophthalmic pathology and uveitis. He received the National Eye Institute/Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel Grant Award for his work while at Doheny. Following his research in ocular immunology, he completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious Duke University Eye Center, a world-class center repeatedly ranked among the top training programs in the country. While at Duke he trained with Dr. Cynthia Toth, a leading expert in macular translocation surgery for age-related macular degeneration, and he received the James and Virginia Hornaday Fellow Award for excellence in clinical care, ethics, and research. Dr. See is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Uveitis Society. He has been an investigator in a number of clinical research trials including anti-VEGF therapy for neovascular macular degeneration and steroid treatment of uveitis. Results of his research have been published in acclaimed medical journals such as Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Retina."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. See "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

Dr. See does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior 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 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

  • Medical College Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Cooper Hosp/Univ Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med College Of Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. See has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. See has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Uveitis Society, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member

Dr. See's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. See to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. See's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

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

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Dr. See accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. See has admitting privileges

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
351 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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