Arnett Carraby, M.D., Ophthalmologist
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Arnett Carraby, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

1452 S La Brucherie Rd Ste A El Centro CA , 92243

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Dr. Arnett Carraby is an ophthalmologist practicing in El Centro, CA . Dr. Carraby specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Carraby 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. Carraby 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.

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  • Are floaters a symptom of cataracts?

    CAUSES OF FLOATERS: (Cataracts are not a sign or symptom for floaters.) Retinal detachment, especially if you have flashing lights. Eye floaters may be caused by the normal aging process or as a result from other diseases or conditions: Age-related eye changes. As you age, the vitreous, or jelly-like substance filling your eyeballs and helping them to maintain their round shape, changes. Over time, the vitreous partially liquefies — a process that causes it to pull away from the eyeball's interior surface. As the vitreous shrinks and sags, it clumps and gets stringy. This debris blocks some of the light passing through the eye, casting tiny shadows on your retina that are seen as floaters. Inflammation in the back of the eye. Posterior uveitis is inflammation in the layers of the uvea in the back of the eye. This condition can cause the release of inflammatory debris into the vitreous that are seen as floaters. Posterior uveitis may be caused by infection, inflammatory diseases or other causes. Bleeding in the eye. Bleeding into the vitreous can have many causes, including diabetes, hypertension, blocked blood vessels and injury. Blood cells are seen as floaters. Torn retina. Retinal tears can occur when a sagging vitreous tugs on the retina with enough force to tear it. Without treatment, a retinal tear may lead to retinal detachment — an accumulation of fluid behind the retina that causes it to separate from the back of your eye. Untreated retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. Eye surgeries and eye medications. Certain medications that are injected into the vitreous can cause air bubbles to form. These bubbles are seen as shadows until your eye absorbs them. Certain vitreoretinal surgeries add silicone oil bubbles into the vitreous that can also be seen as floaters. Risk Factors that can increase your risk of floaters include: Age over 50 Nearsightedness Eye trauma Complications from cataract surgery Diabetic retinopathy Eye inflammation Again, cataracts are not a symptom of floaters. READ MORE

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1452 S La Brucherie Rd Ste A -
El Centro, CA 92243
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Arnett Carraby, who serves patients throughout the State of California.

Dr. Carraby is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the anterior segment of the eye with a focus on cataract surgery. He is a part of the team at California Retina Associates with offices in Chula Vista, La Mesa, and El Centro, California.

California Retina Associates provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of eye diseases and disorders – specifically those involving the retina and the vitreous. From state-of-the-art equipment to the layout of treatment rooms, the practice is designed to ensure patients’ absolute comfort, safety, and satisfaction. The team of experts working there strive to provide the most rewarding experience for their patients, no matter what their visual needs may be.

With over four decades of professional experience, Dr. Carraby currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at El Centro Regional Medical Center for 2019 and 2020 and remains affiliated with Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District. 

Prior to his current endeavors, he served as the President of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society of Los Angeles in 1996 and 1997. He is also a former national delegate with the National Medical Association and past Chairman of the Surgery Departments at Lea Regional Medical Center in New Mexico and at Bay Harbor Hospital in California.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Carraby pursued his undergraduate college education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he graduated Cum Laude with honors in Biochemistry. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine (now called the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) where he received his medical degree with honors. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Hospitals & Clinics. Further studies in ophthalmology were also completed at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University in Boston.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctor is a member of the Cordes Eye Society, the San Diego Medical Society, the California Medical Associates, the Drew Medical Society, and the Imperial Valley Medical Society.

Furthermore, he is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, whose mission is to serve the public by improving the quality of ophthalmic practice through a process of certification and Maintenance of Certification that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Carraby is a recipient of the America’s Top Ophthalmologists Award from the Consumer Research Council of America in 2002 and in 2009 through 2019.

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