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Redwood Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist


Eureka, CA (March 3, 2017) Redwood Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to welcome a new ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, Dipali Apte, MD, PhD, to its growing team of highly skilled surgeons and physicians.

Dr. Apte has over 15 years of experience treating patients with a variety of eye conditions, and is the first fellowship-trained ophthalmology subspecialist to practice in Humboldt County.

Dr. Apte will be offering comprehensive ophthalmology services (including cataract surgery, general eye examinations, anti-VEGF treatments for macular degeneration, and diabetic eye exams) as well as state-of-the-art glaucoma evaluations and treatments. She will perform surgery at RMH and provide other services at Humboldt Medical Eye Associates (HMEA), in Eureka and Fortuna.

Among the procedures and technology she will offer are: endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), Trabectome, Istent, and cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) and traditional glaucoma surgeries/lasers such as trabeculectomy and tube shunts, and laser trabeculoplasty. Purchase of the ECP, CPC, and Trabectome was made possible by the Redwood Memorial Foundation, which supports the hospital by facilitating charitable giving.

“We are pleased to be able to provide Dr. Apte with the latest in glaucoma treatment and technology, and support our growing team of sub-specialists in Humboldt,” said Paul McGinty, Vice President of Philanthropy for St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial hospitals. “As always, we are extremely grateful for the backing of our community donors, whose generosity made the purchase of this equipment possible.”

Prior to moving to the North Coast with her husband, Dr. Apte cared for patients in Missouri and the San Francisco Bay area. She completed her medical and graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a prestigious residency at Duke University and fellowship training in glaucoma at the renowned Washington University Eye Center.

On April 12 and 26, Drs. Apte and Michael Mizoguchi, senior partner and ophthalmologist at HMEA, will participate in a free community health forum exploring age-related vision changes such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts as well as diabetic eye disease and local technologies and surgeries available for treating them. Members of the public may register for either health forum by emailing or dialing (707) 269-4205.


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