Dr. Alexander Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the 2015 Achievement Award. The AAO’s annual achievement awards honor ophthalmologists in multiple stages of practice and for a range of activities, from humanitarian service and significant contributions to the profession, to mentorship and faithful volunteer service. The awards will be presented during AAO’s annual meeting, Nov. 14-17 in Las Vegas.
Dr. Eaton is the founder and director of Retina Health Center and has practiced ophthalmology in Southwest Florida since 1993. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and is an authority on the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetes, and other macular problems, and he has been the principle investigator in numerous research studies on these conditions.
He is widely published and is the author of See Again! Reversing and Preventing Macular Degeneration. Dr. Eaton has invented a number of surgical tools and instruments to make surgery safer and more efficient. His inventions have been featured in the New York Times, and he has a faculty appointment at Duke University.
His extensive eye care expertise has been recognized by former Governor Jeb Bush, who appointed him to the Diabetes Advisory Council for the State of Florida, for which he served as chair. He earned his medical degree and completed his retinal training at Duke University, where he also served as chief resident.
Retina Health Center and the Macular Degeneration Research Center were established in 2002 by Dr. Eaton, a long-time Southwest Florida resident, who has been practicing ophthalmology in Lee and Collier counties for more than 20 years. Dr. Eaton has been the principal investigator for numerous studies to prevent and treat macular degeneration, and has invented numerous medical devices for use by patients and physicians that are used worldwide. For more information on the latest studies or to make an appointment, call 239-337-3337 in Fort Myers or 239-793-5200 in Naples.