Antaris, Leonardo, MD
Medical Degree: Northwestern University, Six years Honors Program in Medical Education (1971-1977)
Internship: University of Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic (1977-1978)
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1978-1981)
Retina-Vitresou Fellowship: West Virginia University (1988-1989)
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Leonardo M. Antaris, M.D. practiced general ophthalmology for seven years in Sterling, Colorado before returning for a Vitreo-retina Fellowship and establishing Quad Cities Retina Consultants in 1990. His longstanding interest in medical education led to the founding of Quad Cities Optometric Focus in 1994, a regional educational conference, co-sponsored by the University of Iowa for which he still moderates. Dr. Antaris was one of the first in the area to treat exudative macular degeneration with anti-VEGF therapy and is now the principal investigator in at least one clinical trial. Other clinical/surgical interests include non-stitch vitrectomy to close macular holes, peel epiretinal membranes, and evacuate vitreal hemorrhage. Repair of retinal detachments, treatment of diabetic retinopathy, management of postoperative intraocular infections, and a variety of laser surgeries are all part of Dr. Antaris’ armamentarium.