Texas Retina Associates welcomes board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist Ivan Castillo, MD, to its Waco office starting May 1, 2017. Dr. Castillo specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and macular holes. He comes to Texas Retina Associates from Retina Institute of California in Bakersfield, California. Prior to that, he was with Braverman-Terry-Oei Eye Associates in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Castillo is fluent in English and Spanish, and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients. He completed his fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at Retina & Vitreous of Texas in Houston, as well as a research fellowship in glaucoma at the Medical College of Virginia. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Castillo graduated from medical school and completed an ophthalmology residency at the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. A member of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists, he has presented his work at their meetings and has also published peer-reviewed articles in international journals, including OphthalmologyAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology and Survey of Ophthalmology.

“Dr. Castillo is an experienced, highly trained physician who is loved by his patients, and we are thrilled he chose to come to Waco and join our practice,” said Texas Retina Associates CEO Jeff Brockette. “He shares our philosophy of providing patients with compassionate, personalized care and access to the latest sight-saving treatment options.”

Established in 1966, Texas Retina Associates, with 14 offices throughout the state and 18 retina-fellowship-trained physicians, is Texas’ largest, most experienced ophthalmology practice focused specifically on the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of diseases of the retina and vitreous. The practice’s sub-specialized physician team has participated in more than 75 national clinical trials over the past 20 years, bringing the newest retina and vitreous treatments to its patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Castillo, call 254-753-7007. Learn more at www.texasretina.com.