A fellowship trained ophthalmologist, Ray Gariano, MD, diagnoses and treats all medical and surgical aspects of retinal disease, including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular pucker and macular hole. He also provides care for people with vascular, infectious, inflammatory and cancer-related eye conditions.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gariano is the principal investigator at Scripps Clinic of clinical studies investigating macular degeneration and ocular angiogenesis (abnormal vascular growth). He is also on staff at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) where he has an active scientific focus on diabetic retinopathy. In addition, he has authored multiple publications in prestigious clinical and scientific journals.
An avid educator, he enjoys educating patients on their condition so they can actively participate in their care. He is also dedicated to the education of doctors-in-training and was honored with teaching awards while on faculty at Yale and Stanford University Medical Schools.
In his spare time, he is a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla, where he treats patients and trains residents. When he is not caring for patients, he enjoys music, playing the guitar and playing basketball.
Areas of Expertise
- Retinal & Vitreous Disease
- American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, 1994
- University of California, San Diego, MD, 1988
- St Mary's Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1989
- University of California, San Diego, Ophthalmology, 1992
- University of Washington Medical Center, Retinal & Vitreous Disease, 1994