Our doctors are committed to research and education that will keep them at the forefront of ophthalmic procedures. They publish widely in major professional journals, and are often asked to lecture and make presentations around the United States.

But they are more than a team of highly trained retinal specialists who are leaders in their field. They are caring individuals who entered medicine because of the desire to help people and who chose ophthalmology because they know that restoring or improving a person’s sight is one of the greatest gifts a doctor can offer.

Jeffrey G. Gross, MD

Carolina Retina Center Founder

Dr. Gross, a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of the Carolina Retina Center, has been working with vitreous and retinal diseases since 1989. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in microbiology, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

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Barron C. Fishburne, MD

Carolina Retina Center Partner

Dr. Fishburne is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and the retina. An Eagle Scout and magna cum laude graduate of Duke University School of Engineering, Dr. Fishburne earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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Diego Espinosa, M.D.

Carolina Retina Center Associate

Dr. Espinosa is a 1993 graduate of the University of Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia where he completed his medical degree. He then completed an ophthalmology residency training in Bogota, Colombia at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1998 and further ophthalmic fellowship training, in vitreoretinal diseases in the Military Hospital HG-1 in Quito, Ecuador. He received a 6-months Pan-American Research Scholarship to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL at the University of Miami.

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