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Arnett Carraby, M.D. | San Diego Ophthalmologist

Arnett Carraby, M.D.

Dr. Arnett Carraby is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the anterior segment of the eye, with a focus on cataract surgery. 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 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine (now called the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) where he received his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) 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, California, Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Carraby is 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 currently the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at El Centro Regional Medical Center from 2019-2022, as well as Vice-Chief of Staff from 2020-2022. He is a past president of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society of Los Angeles in 1996 & 1997. He is 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. Dr. Carraby is a recipient of San Diego Magazine's Top Doctor Award for Physicians of Exceptional Excellence in 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022. He is also the recipient of an America's Top Ophthalmologist Award from the Consumer Research Council of America from 2009-2021.

At American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, expert surgical techniques, and the latest diagnostic services that will help you live your most healthy and comfortable life. We are happy to offer ophthalmology services to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas of Imperial County, California. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert ophthalmologists today.

Medical School
  • Undergraduate at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts and Occidental College, Los Angeles Cum Laude with honors in Biochemistry
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) degree with Honors
Internship
  • King Drew Medical Center for Internal Medicine
Residency
  • Ophthalmology Residency training at the University of California at San Fransico Hospitals & Clinics
  • Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California
Professional Affiliations & Organizations
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
Awards & Recognitions
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles
  • Chairman of the Department of Surgery at El Centro Regional Medical Center for 2019 -2020, as well as Vice-Chief of Staff from 2020-2022
  • Past President of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society of Los Angeles in 1996 & 1997
  • Former national delegate with the National Medical Association
  • Past Chairman of the Surgery Department at Lea Regional Medical Center in New Mexico and Bay Harbor Hospital in California
  • Recipient of San Diego Magazine's Top Doctors Award for Physicians of Exceptional Excellence in 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022.
  • Recipient of an America's Top Opthalmologist Award from the Consumer Research Council of America from 2009-2021

Testimonials

"Dr. Caraby performed my surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes and I am very pleased. I struggled with my vision for years. I was unable to drive at night and could no longer see well enough to sew. I am now able to do both without glasses and can not thank him enough."

Sara C.
Police Officer

"Took my toddler to see Dr. Carraby for an eye infection and he made what could have been a scary situation very pleasant for my son. He was very kind and attentive, took his time to answer every question I had and was very patient with my son. I greatly appreciated the service and highly recommend Dr. Carraby and staff."

Brenda G.
College Professor