CAREER

Peter is a dedicated ophthalmologist and retinal physician and surgeon

Family

We value family very much.  We are looking forward to adding to our family in the future. 

Weenjoy

Being 'foodies', we love to cook at home or go out and explore new restaurants.

​​Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM, Yannuzzi LA, Pang, CE, Leng T.   Intraocular nematode affixed to posterior lens capsule.  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina.  2015 Accepted and in press.

Swinney CC, Han DP, Karth PA. Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Comprehensive Review Update. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jun 1;46(6):650-7.
 
Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM. Multimodal imaging of Lens Nucleous Dislocation Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy.   J Ophthalmic Vision Research. 2015 Spring (10)2.

Hansen S, Scoles H, Batson S, Weinlander K, Karth PA, Weinberg DV, Dubra A, Kim JE, Cooper RF, Carroll J, Wirostko WJ. Assessing Photoreceptor Structure Following Macular Hole Closure.  Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015 Winter;9(1):15-20.

Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM. Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography of Emulsified Subretinal Silicone Oil Presenting as a Macular Inverted Pseudohypopyon. OSLI Retina. 2014 Sep 18:1-3.

Karth PA, Raja SC, Brown DM, Kim JE. Outcomes of macular hole surgeries for macular telangiectasia type 2. Retina. 2014 May;34(5):907-15.

Karth PA, Siddiqui S, Garbett D, Stepien KE. Branch retinal artery occlusion after internal carotid artery angioplasty and stenting. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2013 Fall;7(4):402-5.

Karth PA, Leng T. Antibiotic controversies in vitreoretinal practice. Retinal Physician (peer reviewed). September 2013.

Karth PA, Karth SM.   Bevacizumab.   EyeWiki - American Academy of Ophthalmology. Available at: eyewiki.aao.org/bevacizumab. ​Originally published Oct 2013.  (peer reviewed)

Karth PA, Karth JK.  Endophthalmitis following photorefractive keratectomy with a history of radial keratotomy.  Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. Epub February 2013.

Karth PA, Singh R, Kim JE, Costakos D. Bilateral central retinal artery occlusions in an infant with hyperhomocysteinemia.  J AAPOS. 2012 Aug;16(4):398-400.  

Karth PA, Johnson A, Han DP.   Incontinentia Pigmenti.   EyeWiki - American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Originally published Nov 2011.   (peer reviewed)

Shapiro MJ, Chow CC, Karth PA, Kiernan DF, Blair MP. Effects of green diode laser in the treatment of pediatric Coat’s disease. Am J Ophthalmology. 2011 Apr;151(4):725-731.e2.

 Fine IH, Alió JL, Packer M, Hoffman RS, Karth PA. Introduction – Minimizing: A continuous trend in cataract surgery. In JL Alió, IH Fine (eds.) Minimizing Incisions and Maximizing Outcomes in Cataract Surgery. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. 

Published papers


HONORS: Dean's List
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business [2009]
RESIDENCY in OPHTHALMOLOGY
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Milwaukee, WI
Resident Physician

bio

      ~ life ~


  • Epiretinal Membranes (pucker) & Macular Holes: low impact, successful surgical treatment
  • Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachments: laser and surgical treatments​​
  • Visually Significant Vitreous Floaters: clear and honest discussion of risk of treatment, and low risk surgery for the right candidates 

      vitreo-retinal          

{ophthalmology}

Physician and surgeon   


Bachelor of Business Administration
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan
> Major: Accounting and Finance (GPA of 4.0)

Magna Cum Laude

Peter & Stacy

Peter and Stacy, both from Illinois, have been married 5 years.

Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM, Blumenkranz MS.  Cost and Utility Analysis of Treatments for Macular Edema in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.  American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting 2015, Vienna, Austria, video.

Wood EH, Leng T, Karth PA. Multi-modal Longitudinal Evaluation of Sub-threshold Laser Lesions in Human Retina, Including Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope-Adaptive Optics Imaging. American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting 2015, Vienna, Austria, video.

Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM, Blumenkranz MS.  Cost and Utility Analysis of Treatments for Macular Edema in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Imaging Meeting 2015, Denver, CO, poster.

Wood EH, Leng T, Karth PA. Multi-modal Longitudinal Evaluation of Sub-threshold Laser Lesions in Human Retina, Including Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope-Adaptive Optics Imaging. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Imaging Meeting 2015, Denver, CO, poster.

Kim JE, Karth PA. “Full Thickness Macular Holes in Type 2 Macular Telangectasia” American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting 2012, Las Vegas, NV.   Presented August 2012, podium.

Karth PA, Chang A, Wirostko WJ.  “Predicting the response to intravitreal anti-VEGF based on the response in the fellow eye in the setting of clinically significant diabetic macular edema” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presented May 2012, podium.
Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago ​College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

RECOGNITIONS

The Stanford University Vitreoretinal Fellowship is a surgically intense fellowship also with excellent medical retina experience.  Stanford Univerisity Retinal Fellows are primary surgeon on over 700 surgical cases (vitrectomy, scleral buckle, scleral fixated IOL, etc.) ranging from simple vitreous and macular cases to retinal detachments to severe diabetic and proliferative vitreoretinopathy tractional detachments.   Medical retina exposure spans a wide range of pathologies from common AMD and diabetic retinopathy to posterior uveitis. Peter is well trained in office procedures such as pneumatic retinopexy, lasers, and intravitreal injections.  

​While in the Medical College of Wisconsin Ophthalmology Residency Program, Peter primarily performed over 200 phacoemulsificantion cataract surgeries, including premium IOL implantation, as well as many glaucoma, pediatric, and oculoplastic procedures.

outdoors

We love to hike and bike and swim.  The more we are outside, the better.

Indoors

We enjoy film and reading.

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Masters of Business Administration
University of Chicago
​Booth School of Business

Chicago, Illinois
> Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Behavioral & Organizational, Management, Finance, Strategic Management

Education

Post-graduate Medical education

To my Dear Patients,
It is with a great sadness that I write this.   I am so very sorry that I must tell you that I will no longer be providing care at Stanford.


It has always been my desire to care for you and your vision for years into the future, and so it pains me to have to write this.   
It has been my greatest pleasure to care for each one of you.  I count many of you as not only my patients, but also my friends.  I have cared for each of you to the best of my ability and I am proud of the excellent care I have given each of you.  

Please feel free to use the “Contact” page of this website to contact me about any concerns.  
I am happy to answer any questions and do anything I can to make sure you receive uninterrupted  care.  I am still, and will always be, your advocate.

Of course, I will be continuing to practice and research in another setting and I hope to see each one of you again soon.  Please check back to this website often for updates about patient care and retinal research.

Sorrowfully,

Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA
Vitreoretinal Physician and Surgeon

Focusing on minimally invasive small incision sutureless and painless surgery for delicate procedures such as floaters removal, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and macular pucker, Dr. Karth leverages his experience to focus on successful outcomes and a superior patient experience at every step. In the clinic, Dr. Karth and his team provide cutting-edge patient care and the unparalleled patient experience in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular occlusions. Dr. Karth has implemented clinic standards to reduce patient wait times, improve outcomes, provide vision-saving care to all his patients. 

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet and Dry forms, injections and other vision saving treatments
  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Screening, Medical/Surgical Treatment, including complicated cases
  • Pathologies of the Vitreous: including Flashes and Floaters, posterior vitreous separation
  • Central Serous Retinopathy: including non-damaging low power laser treatments​

Dr. Karth's Clinical Specialty and Interests

Karth PA, Koenig SB. "Tear of Post-LASIK Corneal Donor Tissue During Surgeon-Performed Donor Graft Preparation for DSAEK"  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL.   Presented April 22, 2012, podium.

Karth PA, Kim JE. “Full Thickness Macular Holes in Type 2 Macular Telangectasia”  World Ophthalmology Congress 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Presented February 2012, podium.

Leng T, Karth PA. "Aflibercept therapy for diabetic macular edema resistant to bevacizumab and ranibizumab." Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2014, Orlando, FL.

Karth PA, Moshfeghi DM, Leng T. "Aflibercept therapy for diabetic macular edema resistant to bevacizumab and ranibizumab" American Society of Retinal Specialists Annual Meeting 2014, San Diego, CA, poster.

Batson S, Karth PA, Kim JE, Wirostko W, Carroll J. "Imaging of photoreceptors with adaptive optic in macular holes" Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presented May 2013, poster.

Davis D, Karth PA, Koenig SB. "Tear of Post-LASIK Corneal Donor Tissue During Surgeon-Performed Donor Graft Preparation for DSAEK" Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presented May 2013, poster.

Kim JE, Karth PA. “Full Thickness Macular Holes in Macular Telangectasia” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presented May 2012, poster.

Karth PA, Shapiro MJ, Chow CC, Kiernan DF, Blair MP.  “Effects of green diode laser in the treatment of pediatric Coat’s disease” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presented May 2011, poster.
HONORS: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry, Sub-Internship, Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Medicine [2009]
AWARD: Blankstein Award for Outstanding Research
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Ophthalmology [2012]
Dr. Peter Karth, MD, MBA - As a board-certified ophthalmologist and a vitreo-retinal physician and surgeon, Dr. Karth has had excellent training in ophthalmologic and retinal disease and surgery. He underwent Retinal Fellowship training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he also was on faculty as a Associate Professor at Stanford University. He has previously completed his surgically intense ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in 2013. Dr. Karth attended the expansive ​University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his MD degree while concurrently completing his MBA degree at University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he concentrated in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Finance.  Dr. Karth has contributed to many popular and peer-reviewed ophthalmic publications and has given several research presentations at national and international meetings. He is interested in medical device innovation, medical informatics applications, and healthcare clinical efficiency. Dr. Karth is a devoted clinician and surgeon. 

UNDERGRADUATE

Publications


RESEARCH

AWARD: Intern of the Year 2010
St. Francis Hospital - Transitional Year Internship Program [2010]

Awards 

​​

  Peter A. Karth

About

~me~

Membership


- Member – American Society of Retina Specialists 
- Member – American Academy of Ophthalmology
Advocacy Ambassador 2013 & 2014 & 2015
- Member – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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Member – American Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Editor – EyeWiki, Retina Section, American Academy Ophthalmology  

invited

Karth PA, Blumenkranz MS. Update on intravitreal injection techniques. Review of Ophthalmology. March 2013.

Karth PA, Leng T. Antibiotic controversies in vitreoretinal practice. Retinal Physician (peer reviewed). September 2013.

Karth PA, Karth SM.  A rare case of endophthalmitis after PRK surgery. Ophthalmology Times Europe. November 2013

Karth PA, Leng T, Karth SM.  Prophylactic antibiotics for intravitreal injections. Ophthalmology Times Europe. October 2013
HONORS: Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society, Delta Mu Delta National Honors Society, Andrews Honors Society, Deans List
Andrews University [2000]
FELLOWSHIP in VITREORETINAL SURGERY
Stanford University
​Dept. of Ophthalmology, Palo Alto, CA
Fellow and Clinical Instructor

Vitreoretinal Physician & Surgeon

MD, MBA

Education

graduate  and 

LicenSing


- Board Certified in Ophthalmology
- Licensed Physician and Surgeon: States of California and Wisconsin
- Physician’s Licensing Exams:
USMLE STEP 1 – Pass, June 2007    Score: 231 / 96
USMLE STEP 2 CK – Pass, January 2009 Score: 226 / 92
USMLE STEP 2 CS – Pass, April 2009   Pass
​ USMLE STEP 3 – Pass, March 2010      Score: 235 / 99
​- Certified Public Accountant (Registered) Passed 2001

presentations

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INTERNSHIP in MEDICINE and SURGERY
Transitional Intern Year Internship Program
Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
Intern