Clinic Specialties

From basic eye care to the most complicated eye diseases, our faculty offer comprehensive eye care. We include all major ophthalmic specialties and provide compassionate, state of the art care at two outpatient eye clinics affiliated with UNM Hospital. 

Eye surgery is performed at the three major UNMH operating rooms (OSIS Outpatient, UNMH Hospital Main OR, and BBRP Pediatric OR)

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Robert Avery, M.D. Ph.D. 

  • Clinical Interests:
    Comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract surgery, glaucoma and ocular trauma.

Philip Watkins, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Comprehensive (general) ophthalmology. 

Cornea & External Disease

Alexander Davis, M.D., Ph.D. 

  • Clinical Interests:
    Cornea and external disease, comprehensive ophthalmology, ocular trauma with anterior segment reconstruction, secondary lens placement and complex cataract surgery.

Jimena Franco, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Evaluation and management of cornea and external disease; corneal transplantation, anterior segment reconstruction, cataract surgery

Glaucoma

Rachel Davis, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Glaucoma, cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, eye trauma and complex cataract surgery.

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Kevin Sitko, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Diseases affecting the neurologic pathways of vision and control of eye movements, including ischemic optic neuropathy, papilledema, optic neuritis, stroke, hereditary optic neuropathy, double vision, cranial neuropathies affecting eye movements, myasthenia gravis, neurodegenerative conditions with effects on vision and pupillary abnormalities. Other clinical interests are: the electrophysiologic testing of the eye in the diagnosis of ocular pathology, including full-field electroretinogram (ERG), multifocal ERG, electro-oculogram (EOG), pattern ERG and visual evoked potentials (VEP). Also, inflammatory conditions of the eye, called uveitis and cataract surgeries.

Occuloplastic Surgery

Amar Joshi, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Comprehensive evaluation and management of diseases of the eyelids and ocular adnexa, orbit and lacrimal system. Functional, reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery including dermatochalasis and ptosis repair, ectropion/entropion repair and excision/reconstruction of skin cancers around the eye. Diseases of the orbit including orbital fracture repair, orbital tumor management and medical and surgical treatment of thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Repair of tear-drainage problems including nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Optometry

Randi M. Thompson, O.D.

  • Clinical Interests:
    Primary and acute eye care, ocular disease and specialty contact lenses for eyes with damaged or irregular corneas and ocular surface issues of all kinds. 

Roy Sanchez, O.D.

  • Clinical Interests: 
    Primary eye care, ocular disease, specialty contact lenses and tele-retinal imaging. 

Karin Tran, O.D.

  • Clinical Interests: 
    Primary eye care, ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. 

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Todd Goldblum, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests: 
    All eye diseases in children including strabismus, lazy eye, amblyopia, ptosis, tear duct obstructions, albinism, retinopathy of prematurity, nystagmus, cataracts, glaucoma, optic nerve anomalies and cortical vision impairment. Dr. Goldblum also has expertise working with special-needs children. His adult practice is limited only to strabismus patients.

Research

Dusanka Deretic, Ph.D.

Bryan Angle, M.D.

Arup Das, M.D., Ph.D.

Alexander Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

VA Medical Center

Scott Barnes, M.D.

Vitreoretinal Diseases

 Arup Das, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Clinical Interests: 
    Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases and age-related macular degeneration.

Bryan Angle, M.D.

  • Clinical Interests: 
    Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, including diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, macular  surgery, retinal vascular disease, age-related macular degeneration and ocular trauma.