Robert T King MD is a board certified ophthalmologist who completed a two-year medical and surgical fellowship in vitreoretinal disease at The University of Texas in 1994. Since then, he has been the director of retinal services at The Georgia Eye Institute.
Dr. King is a native of North Carolina and attended Duke University for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. During these years he was involved in many research projects including: Central retinal vein occlusion, multiple myeloma, muscle physiology, early retinal development. He received a research scholarship while in medical school at Duke and spent his year of research developing a model for proliferative vitreoretinopathy. He performed and completed his ophthalmology residency training at George Washington University in Washington, DC. in 1992.
Dr. King completed a two-year fellowship in medical and surgical retina at the University of Texas in Houston at Hermann Hospital under Drs. Charlie Garcia and Michael Bloome. During his fellowship, he completed and published a prospective research project on retinal findings of intensive care patients with and without fungemia.
As managing partner of Georgia Eye, he lead the group to early implementation of electronic medical records in 2009 and its adoption of Heidelberg retinal imaging in most of its locations. Since 2011, the group has had a state of the art two-room ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in which he performs 25 and 27 gauge sutureless vitrectomies using the Alcon Constellation system. The opening of the ASC allowed easier access to an operating room for emergent retinal cases and the ability to perform complex combined cases with the anterior segment surgeons of Georgia Eye.