ALBERT O. EDWARDS, MD, PhD.
Albert O. Edwards, M.D., PhD. Attended the University of Houston in Houston, Texas and completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Edwards completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then did a fellowship in ophthalmic genetics, medical retina, uveitis, and vitreoretinal surgery at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Edwards is married and has one child.
After seven years at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as a retinal specialist, director of the retina fellowship training program, and principal investigator of macular degeneration research, Dr. Edwards moved his medical and research efforts to the Presbyterian Hospital community. To continue his patient care services, Dr. Edwards founded Dallas Retina Associates (www.dallasretina.com) and joined Dallas Eye Care Associates.
He is on staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Children's Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is a board certified ophthalmologist and a member of several medical and research organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American society of Retina Specialists, American Uveitis Society, association for research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Texas Ophthalmological Association in which he serves on the executive council. Dr. Edwards participates in national clinical trials and regularly presents his research at national meetings.
Dr. Edwards continues his mission of providing state of the art care to his patients and performing biomedical research to develop new knowledge and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Edwards sees patients with all retinal conditions including:
- Macular holds and membranes
- Vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachments
- Diabetes and retinal blood vessel occlusions
- Eye inflammation (uveitis) and tumors
Dr. Edwards speaks on macular degeneration in retirement communities and other venues, runs a Retina Study Club for physicians, a Retinal Degeneration Journal club for vision scientists, and participates in the activities of Dallas-located organizations serving the blind. Nationally, Dr. Edwards reviews scientific articles for several journals and serves as a consultant to the National Eye Institute and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Edwards has devoted his career to the discovery of new knowledge and treatments for the prevention of macular degeneration.