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Robert Bhisitkul, Ph.D., M.D.



Retina and Vitreous Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0344
Phone: (415) 353–2402
Fax: (415) 353–2713

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Stanford 1993


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ophthalmology 1996


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Retina 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Barbosa DT, Mendes TS, Cíntron-Colon HR, Wang SY, Bhisitkul RB, Singh K, Lin SC. Age-related macular degeneration and protective effect of HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors (statins): results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2008. Eye (Lond). 2014 Apr; 28(4):472-80.
  2. Rofagha S, Bhisitkul RB, Boyer DS, Sadda SR, Zhang K. Seven-Year Outcomes in Ranibizumab-Treated Patients in ANCHOR, MARINA, and HORIZON: A Multicenter Cohort Study (SEVEN-UP). Ophthalmology. 2013 Nov; 120(11):2292-9.
  3. Bhisitkul RB, Campochiaro PA, Shapiro H, Rubio RG. Predictive value in retinal vein occlusions of early versus late or incomplete ranibizumab response defined by optical coherence tomography. Ophthalmology. 2013 May; 120(5):1057-63.
  4. Bernards DA, Bhisitkul RB, Wynn P, Steedman MR, Lee OT, Wong F, Thoongsuwan S, Desai TA. Ocular biocompatibility and structural integrity of micro- and nanostructured poly(caprolactone) films. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Mar; 29(2):249-57.
  5. Campochiaro PA, Bhisitkul RB, Shapiro H, Rubio RG. Vascular endothelial growth factor promotes progressive retinal nonperfusion in patients with retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmology. 2013 Apr; 120(4):795-802.
  6. Haug SJ, Bhisitkul RB. Risk factors for retinal detachment following cataract surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 23(1):7-11.
  7. Brown DM, Campochiaro PA, Bhisitkul RB, Ho AC, Gray S, Saroj N, Adamis AP, Rubio RG, Murahashi WY. Sustained benefits from ranibizumab for macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion: 12-month outcomes of a phase III study. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug; 118(8):1594-602.
  8. Rofagha S, Bhisitkul RB. Management of retained lens fragments in complicated cataract surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar; 22(2):137-40.
  9. Thoongsuwan S, Dawn Lam HH, Bhisitkul RB. Bleb-associated infections after intravitreal injection. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(4):315-7.
  10. Fung AE, Bhisitkul RB. Safety monitoring with ocular anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies. Br J Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec; 92(12):1573-4.
  11. Rofagha S, Day S, Winn BJ, Ou JI, Bhisitkul RB, Chiu CS. Spontaneous resolution of a traumatic cataract caused by an intralenticular foreign body. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 Jun; 34(6):1033-5.
  12. Bhisitkul RB, Winn BJ, Lee OT, Wong J, Pereira Dde S, Porco TC, He X, Hahn P, Dunaief JL. Neuroprotective effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide against photoreceptor apoptosis in a rabbit model of subretinal hemorrhage. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep; 49(9):4071-7.
  13. He X, Hahn P, Iacovelli J, Wong R, King C, Bhisitkul R, Massaro-Giordano M, Dunaief JL. Iron homeostasis and toxicity in retinal degeneration. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2007 Nov; 26(6):649-73.
  14. Boyer DS, Antoszyk AN, Awh CC, Bhisitkul RB, Shapiro H, Acharya NR. Subgroup analysis of the MARINA study of ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2007 Feb; 114(2):246-52.
  15. Bhisitkul RB. Vascular endothelial growth factor biology: clinical implications for ocular treatments. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec; 90(12):1542-7.
  16. Bhisitkul RB, Rutar T. Expanding treatment options in age-related macular degeneration. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2006; 46(4):123-9.
  17. Bhisitkul RB, Keller CG. Development of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) forceps for intraocular surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec; 89(12):1586-8.
  18. Levin LA, Gottlieb JL, Beck RW, Albert DM, Liesegang TJ, Hoyt CS, Dick A, Bhisitkul R, Schachat AP. Registration of clinical trials. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Sep; 123(9):1263-4.
  19. Bhisitkul RB, Gonzalez VH. "Heavy oil" for intraocular tamponade in retinal detachment surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun; 89(6):649-50.
  20. Bhisitkul RB, Robinson GS, Moulton RS, Claffey KP, Gragoudas ES, Miller JW. An antisense oligodeoxynucleotide against vascular endothelial growth factor in a nonhuman primate model of iris neovascularization. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 123(2):214-9.

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