Dr. Sai Chavala, MD

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Dr. Sai Chavala, MD

Sai Chavala, M.D., is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and serves as the Director of Retina Services. As a board-certified retina surgeon, Dr. Chavala is passionate about combining his retinal experience with the latest technology and innovative treatment options to help patients with retinal disease and vision loss. Dr. Chavala specializes in retina and vitreous surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. Dr. Sai Chavala graduated from the University of Missouri in an accelerated program with his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a research fellowship in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Chavala then completed a fellowship in surgical retina at Duke University. He later served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, where he taught the latest techniques in retinal surgery to ophthalmologists in training. Dr. Chavala currently serves as a tenured, full Professor at the North Texas Eye Research Institute at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. There he leads an NIH-funded research laboratory focused on stem cell approaches to repair and regenerate the retina. He has led or participated in more than 75 scholarly presentations, research publications and patents, and is heavily dedicated to several philanthropic activities. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, Tarrant County Medical Association, Retinal Society, and Macula Society, among others.

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KE Dallas Eye Care5494 Glen Lakes Dr
Dallas, TX 75231
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Sai Chavala, M.D., is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and serves as the Director of Retina Services. As a board-certified retina surgeon, Dr. Chavala is passionate about combining his retinal experience with the latest technology and innovative treatment options to help patients with retinal disease and vision loss. Dr. Chavala specializes in retina and vitreous surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.

Dr. Sai Chavala graduated from the University of Missouri in an accelerated program with his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a research fellowship in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Chavala then completed a fellowship in surgical retina at Duke University. He later served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, where he taught the latest techniques in retinal surgery to ophthalmologists in training.

Dr. Chavala currently serves as a tenured, full Professor at the North Texas Eye Research Institute at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. There he leads an NIH-funded research laboratory focused on stem cell approaches to repair and regenerate the retina. He has led or participated in more than 75 scholarly presentations, research publications and patents, and is heavily dedicated to several philanthropic activities. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, Tarrant County Medical Association, Retinal Society, and Macula Society, among others.

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

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  •  Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  •  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)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Cole Eye Inst, Cleveland Clin Foundation
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University
    Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Missouri

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery