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Dr. Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH

Ophthalmologist

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4835 E Cactus Rd Suite 105 Scottsdale AZ, 85254
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5/5

About

Dr. Robin Ross is an ophthalmologist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Ross specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Ross can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Ross can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.

Education and Training

Weill Cornell Medical College MD 1990

Stanford University BA 1985

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School MPH 2016

University of Michigan Mott Internship 1991

Univ of Iowa Ophthalmology Residency 1995

William Beaumont Hospital ARC Vitreoretinal Fellowship 1997

Board Certification

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

Provider Details

Female English
Dr. Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH
Dr. Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH's Expert Contributions
  • Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease - By Robin Ross, MD, MPH, CPH

    What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease is a group of disease that are mainly associated with people who have diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Some of these eye conditions are diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), glaucoma, and cataracts. A...

  • Meet Dr. Robin Ross

    Robin Ross, MD, MPH, CPH is a Retina Specialist and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) with The Global Retina Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.Dr. Ross is board certified in Ophthalmology and has specialized in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery for the last two decades. Examples of common vitreoretinal...

  • Navigated Laser: New 21st Century Technology

    Our patients think of "laser" as high tech. There are many different kinds and types of laser.My first car at age 16 was a very used Volkswagon beetle that I bought secondhand for $1500 before college. I spent the summer sanding rust and using bondo for holes before I paid $99 for a special paint...

  • What is used to keep your eyes open during LASIK eye surgery?

    A small lid speculum (you have topical numbing) so you don’t feel it and you can’t blink against it READ MORE

  • My son's eyes are red and sensitive to light. What can be the cause?

    Redness and sensitivity to light can be from dryness/allergies or more serious conditions like uveitis; this needs checking out with an ophthalmologist READ MORE

  • What will a retina consultation examine?

    Comprehensive eye examination, dilation to look at the back of your eyes which is where the retina is located. It may also include non invasive testing like an OCT READ MORE

  • What is the cause of eye twitching?

    Multiple causes...most common cause is inadequate sleep READ MORE

  • Can I wear contact lenses beyond the recommended use?

    No, you risk getting a host of contact lens complications: corneal ulcer (potentially blinding), contact lens overwear, gpc where the underside of the lid has an immune reaction to proteins on the lens and large bumps develop on the underside making you contact lens intolerant READ MORE

  • Can contact lenses cause eye infections?

    Yes. Contact lenses are foreign, so if they are not cared for, they can cause a corneal ulcer, a very serious sight threatening infection. If there's any redness or discomfort, they should be removed. READ MORE

  • Can children have laser surgery?

    No, LASIK is not FDA approved under age 18. Certain refractive procedures must be older that 18 READ MORE

  • What is normal eye pressure?

    Normal pressure is between 10-21 mm Hg but this often has to be corrected based on a correction factor for the thickness of the cornea. The corneal thickness is about 540 microns. A thinner cornea is actually a higher pressure than measured and a thicker cornea is a lower pressure than measured. Our eye pressures are naturally higher in the morning on awakening because of circadian rhythm but it varies over the course of a day READ MORE

  • Will I be given antibiotics during my retina surgery?

    Sometimes, depending on the surgeon both antibiotics are given during the surgery and in the form of a drop after surgery to prevent infection READ MORE

  • Why do my eyes hurt?

    Pain in the eyes is non specific. Pain with redness indicates some level of irritation. There are many causes of this Dry eyes, corneal ulcer, iritis or inflammation in the eye. If you have not had an eye examination, this is important since 85% of vision loss is preventable. A slit lamp examination can help determine the cause. Dry eyes can be helped with artificial tears placed every few hours and these are over the counter. If no profound resolution, then an appointment should be made immediately READ MORE

  • Vision changes in pregnancy. Is this normal?

    Pregnancy is associated with many changes. Anyone who is diabetic and pregnant needs to be followed carefully during pregnancy. Pregnancy can also cause the cornea to have some edema so changing the refraction. This usually goes back to normal post pregnancy but if you are a contact lens wearer, this can change the fit and should be checked READ MORE

  • How successful is LASIK?

    This depends on several factors: 1. Whether your glasses or contact lens prescription has been stable for the last year 2. Whether your cornea is of normal thickness and has been healthy with no dry eye and no prior infections 3. whether you have any other eye diseases like diabetes, cataract or glaucoma 4. whether you are in good general health free of autoimmune, diabetes or rheumatologic disease 5. Not pregnant or nursing Success is determined by your yardstick so is not so simple as a %. Some studies determine success as better than 20/40 or what the DMV says you need to drive, other people determine success as uncorrected vision of 20/20 so being the ideal candidate means also finding the right doctor who will take the time to explain based on your yardstick and your unique eye and health, what are the risks and benefits READ MORE

  • Can an ophthalmologist perform cataract surgery?

    Yes, an ophthalmologist is a physician who performs cataract surgery. A comprehensive eye examination is first performed to insure that the cause of vision decline is the cataract. There are many sub specialists within ophthalmology who focus on other areas of the eye. READ MORE

  • My vision is a bit hazy since yesterday. Should I get it checked?

    Blurred vision that is of new onset can have a host of reasons including dry eyes, cataract, change in refraction (patient with high sugar or new diabetics). Since it differs from your fellow eye, good idea to discover the cause READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Navigated laser treatment utilizing new Navilas OD-OSLaser of retinal holes, tears and lattice degenerationLaser floater treatmentDiabetic retinopathy managementWide angle retinal imaging and photographyUltrasound biomicroscopy

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Director of Global Health Outreach University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix 2017 - 2018
  • Director of Medical Education Ophthalmology University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix 2018 - 2018

Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Award2017World Learning

Treatments

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Tear
  • Macular Hole
  • Uveitis
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Professional Memberships

  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Residency

  • Univ Iowa Hosps & Clinics, Ophthalmology  
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics   
  • University of Iowa (Ophthalmology); University of Michigan (Pediatric)

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • SVDP
  • RedRoverVenture

Fellowships

  • Oakland University (Research) (Vitreoretinal Surgical)

Articles and Publications

  • Matthews GP, Ross RD, Iwamoto T, Gershbein A, Sparrow Jr, Chang S. Electrophysiological and Histological Evaluation of Retinal Tolerance to Short-term Intravitreal Perfluoro-ethylcyclohexane Liquid.
  • Chang S, Sparrow JR, Iwamoto T, Gershbein A, Ross RD, Ortiz R. Experimental Studies of Tolerance To Intravitreal Perfluoro-n-octane Liquid. Retina 1991; 11(4):367- 374
  • Sparrow JR, Matthews GP, Iwamoto T, Ross RD, Gershbein A, Chang S. Retinal Tolerance to Intravitreal Perfluoroethylcyclohexane Liquid In The Rabbit. Retina 1993; 13(1): 56- 62.
  • Boone DE, Boldt HC, Ross RD, Kimura A, Folk JC. The Use Of Tissue Plasminogen Activator In The Treatment Of Subretinal Hemorrhage In The Pig Model. Retina 1996:16(6), 518-524.

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Dr Ross always wanted to help people. In 1989 she had the opportunity to got to India with a Scudder Fellowship. That is where she first gained exposure to \'eye camps\' which inspired her to specialize in ophthalmology.

Areas of research

  • Dr Ross recently opened up the Institute to help patients both locally and globally with their retina and ophthalmology issues. She specializes in vitreoretinal diseases. She has a true passion for helping patients overseas including Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Nicaragua, Cambodia, and other countries in need. She is the go-to for those seeking a second opinion or advice on where to seek additional eye care. Dr Ross is heavily involved in clinical research projects with the University of Arizona.

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Dr Ross is the Director of Global Health Outreach at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix and is currently involved in the PREVAIL Project which brings first year medical students to Liberia. Dr Ross herself has been to West Africa 17 times in the past three years.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Desert Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Honor Health
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center ( Phoenix, AZ )
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Dr. Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH's Practice location

Global Retina Institute

4835 E Cactus Rd -
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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New patients: 480-534-8080
www.globalretinainstitute.com/

4835 E CACTUS RD STE 105 -
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254
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New patients: 480-534-8080
Fax: 480-534-8081

Practice At 3181 E Grand Blanc Rd

3181 E Grand Blanc Rd -
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
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New patients: 810-694-6933
Fax: 810-694-5295

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Dr. Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
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    Dr. Ross was very attentive and patient. I am thrilled to have finally found a doctor I can trust!

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