Dr. Ricardo Miguel Santaella MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Ricardo Santaella is an ophthalmologist in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years. He is one of 253 doctors at Duke University Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Corneal Transplantation, Hereditary Corneal Dystrophies, Fuchs Dystrophy, Cataract Extraction, Keratoconus

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #6 in Ophthalmology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

Oregon Health & Science University
Residency, Ophthalmology, 2005–2008

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, 2008–2010

Legacy Emmanuel Hospital & Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 2004–2005

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 2004

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

NC State Medical License
Active through 2015

PR State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Horizon Grant Fellow Grant Award, Allergan

Publications & Presentations

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide and Calcineurin Inhibitors as Novel Antifungal Treatments for Aspergillus Keratitis.
Rebong, R.A., Santaella, R.M., Goldhagen, B.E., Majka, C.P., Perfect, J.R., Steinbach, W.J., Afshari, N.A.

Carbon Dioxide Laser-Induced Combustion of Extravasated Intraocular Silicone Oil in the Eyelid Mimicking Xanthelasma.
Santaella, R.M., Ng, J.D., Wilson, D.J.

The effect of alpha1-adrenergic receptor antagonist tamsulosin (Flomax) on iris dilator smooth muscle anatomy.
Santaella, R.M., Destafeno, J.J., Stinnett, S.S., Proia, A.D., Chang, D.F., Kim, T.

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