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California Retina Consultants

515 E Micheltorena St

Santa Barbara, California 93103

United States

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Employment History


California Research Foundation


Board Member
Surgical Eye Expeditions

American Academy of Ophthalmology

S.E.E International

Member of the Protocol T Writing Committee


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Bachelor's degree


Northwestern University


medical degree

Johns Hopkins University

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Dante J. Pieramici, MD Co-Director, The California Retina Research Foundation Assistant Clinical Professor, Doheny Eye Institute Partner, California Retina Consultants

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Dante J. Pieramici, M.D.
Dante J. Pieramici, M.D.
Dante J. Pieramici, M.D. Dr. Dante J. Pieramici graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed Ophthalmology Residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He receive vitreoretinal fellowship training at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Pieramici has held full-time academic positions at the Yale University Eye Center and the Wilmer Eye Institute, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Service and Director of Ocular Trauma. Currently he is the Codirector of the California Retina Research Foundation, a partner of the California Retina Consultants, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Center in Southern California. Dr. Pieramici has published over 100 articles, 16 book chapters, and has edited 3 books on retinal diseases. He lectures nationally and internationally on retinal diseases and ocular trauma.
Dr. Pieramici's research interests have been varied, and include clinical and basic science projects aimed at better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of ocular diseases, so as to improve treatments for patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, and severe ocular injuries. He has been a clinical investigator, principal investigator, or reading center investigator in numerous NIH and pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials. Dr Pieramici has helped in the development of new surgical techniques including limited macular translocation and 25-gauge (small incision) vitrectomy surgery. Currently he is involved in the development of new drug delivery techniques for various retinal vascular diseases.
Dr. Pieramici has received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ocular Trauma where he serves as Vice President, and the Pan-American Ophthalmologic Society amongst others. Dr Pieramici is a member of S.E.E International and regularly trains international ophthalmologists from underserved areas.

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Dante J. Pieramici, MD, a partner at California Retina Consultants, Santa Barbara, Calif., prefers using a scribe with clinical experience. He has trained a high-achieving ophthalmic technician to do this work. The type of person who is most helpful understands the eye and terminology related to the retina, he says.

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Dante Pieramici, MD, is a partner in California Retina Consultants, director, California Retina Research Foundation, and assistant clinical professor, Doheny Eye Center.

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Dante Pieramici, MD, a partner at California Retina Consultants, a seven-physician group with 10 offices in eight cities within a 2-hour radius of Santa Barbara, Calif., says his group, like most, has more than doubled in size because of increased patient care during the past 10 years. Anti-VEGF therapy for AMD and management of patients with diabetes-related disease have driven much of the recent growth. However, he recommends resisting the temptation to expand until its absolutely necessary.

The possibility of future reduced volume is always a concern for us, he says.
Dr. Pieramici says physicians should keep an eye on drug companies R&D pipelines. For example, other treatments will be coming out that may affect how we treat patients with diabetes, he notes. Microplasmin from ThromboGenics is going through the FDA approval process. It could be used to reduce abnormal vitreous traction and induce vitreous separation, playing a preventive role in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy and, ultimately, reducing the need for injections and laser.
He also sees emerging treatments for dry AMD, such as complement inhibitors, now in clinical trials, to reduce disease progression and open a new avenue of therapy for patients.4
Addressing the needs of 80 of the population with AMD is significant, he says. Some of these treatments under investigation are administered topically, some orally, and others via intravitreal injection.
As Dr. Pieramici and his colleagues gear up for the future, theyre instructing their staff members to do more than just vision testing and pressure checks. Staff members are setting up injections, moving patients from room to room more efficiently, and helping with patient education, he says.
This frees up the OCT and staff on busy clinic days, says Dr. Pieramici.
Strive to deliver consistent, concise and easily understood patient education with the use of all materials and staff available, says Dr. Pieramici.
To reduce the overall burden on your practice, Dr. Pieramici also recommends sending patients back to referring physicians when appropriate. His practice conducts outreach activities, such as dinner meetings with general ophthalmologists and optometrists, to educate them on appropriate referrals.
Were relying on primary care providers more to monitor stable non-neovascular AMD, he says.

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