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Nathan Rudometkin, MD

"I am so proud to be back at Pacific Eye Institute working with patients on their retina needs!"

Pacific Eye Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Nathan Rudometkin back to our team. Dr. Rudometkin is a fellowship-trained, board-certified retina specialist who is currently seeing patients at our Upland and Apple Valley Locations. Dr. Rudometkin is committed to bringing his patients effective, leading-edge treatments for a wide range of retinal disorders from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgery.

When he is not helping his patients, Dr. Rudometkin enjoys spending his time with his children, cycling, traveling, and playing basketball – he is a former NAIA Division II player.

Dr. Rudometkin also speaks Italian and Spanish. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rudometkin, give us a call today

  • College
    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Pacific Union College, Angwin, California (2001-2005)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Loma Linda School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (July 2001 – June 2002)
  • Fellowship
    Vitreoretinal Surgery, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado, Denver, CO (2005 – 2007)
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Rudometkin NJ, Gohel P, Maycotte-Velazquez MA,Ciardella AP. Clinical Detection of Diabetic Macular Edema. Expert Review of Ophthalmology 2007; 2:613-20.
  • Rudometkin NJ, Giuliari GP, Ciardella AP, “Bevacizumab (Avastin) in Neovascular Ocular Disease,” New Research on Angiogenesis Inhibitors. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2007.
  • Rudometkin N, Mandava N, Deane K, Olson JL. Infliximab in uveitis treatment. Arch Ophthalmol 2006; 124:1211.
  • Rudometkin NJ, Thomas EL, Roeske RE, Fabricant R. “Long-term safety and efficacy of repositioning dislocated plate haptic intraocular lenses in the ciliary sulcus,” Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;140:918-20.          
  • Rudometkin NJ, Wessels RF, Hedayi RS, Choe JE, Roeske RE. “Culture Plate Temperature and Delayed Incubation Effect on Bacterial Recovery,” Cornea 2003; 22:746-753.


  • F Cardillopiccolino, MA Maycotte-Velazquez, N Rudometkin, AP Ciardella, “Short-term response to bevacizumab in patients with age-related macular degeneration and pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs): an ocular coherence tomography (OCT) study,” Macula Society, London, UK, 6/2007.
  • NJ Rudometkin, A Ciardella, R Doherty, J Olson, N Mandava. Clinical Detection of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Using the Automated Retinal Imaging System, American Society of Retina Specialists and European VitreoRetinal Society Joint Meeting 2006, Cannes, France (Platform Presentation)
  • NJ Rudometkin, EL Thomas, KA Hunter. Case Selection, Complications, and Visual Recovery During the Initial Sixty-Two Cases Using 25-Gauge Vitrectomy,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2005 Meeting
  • EL Thomas, NJ Rudometkin. “Advantages, Disadvantages and Complications Converting to 25 Gauge Vitrectomy-first 110 Cases,” American Society of Retinal Surgeons 2005 Meeting
  • K Hunter, EL Thomas, NJ Rudometkin. “Clinical Trials in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Are Not Comparable Based on Entry Visual Acuity and Lesion-size Measurement Techniques,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2005 Meeting
  • R Monshizadeh, NJ Rudometkin. “Possible association between glucosamine intake and non- ischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO)” American Society of Retina Specialists 2004 Meeting
  • NJ Rudometkin, JC Affeldt, L Labree, A Agarwal. “Clinical Risk Zones for Development and Staging of Neurotrophic Keratitis,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2004 Meeting
  • NJ Rudometkin, EL Thomas, RE Roeske, RN Fabricant. “Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Repositioning Dislocated Plate Haptic Lenses in the Cilary Sulcus,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2003 Meeting
  • AJ Aldave, IG Wong, NJ Rudometkin. “A Novel Technique for Harvesting Keratolimbal Allografts from Corneoscleral Buttons,” American Academy of Ophthalmology 2001 Meeting
  • NJ Rudometkin, IF Wessels, JE Choe, RS Hedayi RE Roeske. “Culturing Techniques Effecting Yields in Bacterial Keratitis,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2001 Meeting
  • JE Choe, JC Affeldt, NJ Rudometkin, “Corneal Ulcer Secondary to Bacillus thuringienesis; a Case Report,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2001 Meeting
  • John C. Affeldt Award, Outstanding Resident Presentation, Loma Linda University Resident Research Day 5/05
  • National Basketball Retired Players Association Scholarship, 1997-1999

Dr. Rudometkin’s Patient Reviews

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