Dr. Sedeek earned his medical degree and training in prestigious universities. He stays academically active in writing clinical reports in peer reviewed journals and in presenting in national retina subspecility and ophthalmology specilaity conferences and local meetings
You cannot treat the eye separate from the body. Dr. Sedeek is committed to collaborate with the entire team of providers caring for the patients by sharing letters of patients update and being available by phone, email and texts.
Dr Sedeek lives in Arroyo Grande and is always in one of our local offices without the distractions of commuting to remote offices. Therefore, he is always available to serve our local community retina needs.
- Ragui Sedeek, MD, Shares Four Pearls On How You Can Discuss Diabetic Treatments With Your Patients.
- The Effect of Utilizing Image Registration Software on Central Macular Thickness Reproducibility Using Commercially Available Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography.
- Retina Today - Managing Diabetic Eye Disease In Young Patients.
- Reproducibility of Central Macular Thickness Among Time-Domain and Spectral-Domain OCT in Normal and Pathological Maculas.
- Diabetic Eye Disease Is Occurring In Younger Populations, Which Means It‘s Time To Rethink Anti-VEGF Standards .
- Pathologic Classification of Leiomyomas of the Ocular Adnexa
- Reproducibility of Macular Thickness Measurements Among Five OCT instruments : Effects of Image Resolution, Image Registration, and Eye Tracking.
- First Case Report Of Candida Dubliniensis Endogenous Endophthalmitis
- Topical Interferon Alfa In The Treatment of Conjunctival Melanoma and Primary Acquired Melanosis Complex.
- Dr. Sedeek discusses the utility of endpoint management grid laser in the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
Dr. Sedeek explains Ocular Migraine on American Health Jornal
Dr. Sedeek presents some of the common retina complaints, symptoms, diseases and standard of care treatments to Primary Care Providers.
08/2000-05/2004 -Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Doctor of Medicine.
Graduate with Honors.
03/2000-07/2000 -Living Stream Ministry Bible School, Anaheim, California.
Full-time student for one semester.
06/1996-03/2000 -University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.
GPA of 3.95.
08/1991-06/1995 -College De La Salle, Cairo, Egypt.
High School diploma.
Fellowship, Residency and Internship
07/2008-07/2010 -UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.
Retina and vitreous surgery fellowship
07/2005-06/2008 -New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan, New York.
Residency in Ophthalmology
Affiliated with New York Medical College
07/2004-06/2005 -University of California Los Angeles St Mary’s Medical center, Long Beach, California.
Internship in Internal Medicine.
01/2020-present -Founder Physician of Central Coast Retina, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria & Lompoc, California
08/2017-present -Consulting Physician at Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, California
08/2017- present -Consulting Physician at French Hospital Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, California
08/2017-present -Surgeon at Premier Surgery Center, Santa Maria, California
08/2017-present -Surgeon at San Luis Obispo Ambulatory Surgery Center, San Luis Obispo, California
08/2017-12/2019 -Associate Physician at Shepard Eye Center, Santa Maria & Lompoc, California
08/2013-07/2017 -Partner Physician at the Retina Institute of California, Palm Desert, Palm Springs & La Quinta, California
08/2010-07/2013 -Associate Physician at the Retina Institute of California. Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage & La Quinta, California
08/2010-07/2017 -Consulting Physician at Desert Regional Medical Center. Palm Springs, California
01/2011-03/2013 -Consulting Physician at Riverside San Bernardino Indian Health at Morongo reservation. Banning, California.
07/2008-07/2010 -Attending Physician at VA Department of Ophthalmology, Mather, California
07/2008-07/2010 -Attending Physician at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
Honors and Awards
10/2009 -Retinal Jeopardy Tournament Award. San Francisco, California.
Annual retinal jeopardy at the American Academy of Ophthalmology fellows reception
05/2004 -Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Cum Laude (M.D.).
12/2000 -University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California.
Dean’s honor list for six academic quarters.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
School of Biological Sciences Scholastic Honor Society.
Magna Cum Laude (B.S.).
01/1997 -St John’s Community Music Conservatory, Anaheim, California.
Honor Award for Flamenco Guitar Music.
11/1995 -College De La Salle, Cairo, Egypt.
Prix De Merite 1er degree, Seven Prix D’Honneur.
06/1995 -The Egyptian Department of Education, Cairo, Egypt.
Valedictorian award in Biological Sciences.
05/1994 -Le Conseil d’Administration de l’Alliance Francaise, Cairo, Egypt.
Alliance Francaise Diplome de Langue Francaise.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
-American Medical Association AMA.
-American Society of Retina Specialist ASRS
-American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO.
-Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO.
-American Red Cross.
-Braille Institute of America
02/2019 -Sedeek, RW. Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in Young patients. Consider your patients’ age and work status when establishing a treatment plan. Retina Today January/February 2019.
09/2018 -Sedeek, RW. Four ways to discuss diabetic treatment with patients. Ophthalmology times September 4,2018
05/2018 -Sedeek, RW. Why you should consider laser therapy in young diabetic patients. Ophthalmology times May 23,2018
04/2012 -Chin, EK;Sedeek,RW;Park SS. Reproducibility of Macular Thickness Measurement Among Five OCT Instruments: Effects of Image Resolution, Image Registration, And Eye Tracking. Ophthalmol Surg, Lasers & Imaging. 2012;43(2):97-108.
05/2009 -Sedeek, RW; Park, SS. Reproducibility Of Central Macular Thickness Among Time-domain And Spectral-domain OCT In Normal And Pathological Macula. [abstract]. 2009 Annual Meeting Abstract and Program Planner. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract 3780.
05/2008 -Sedeek, RW; Samson, M. First Case Report of C. Dubliniensis Endogenous Endophthalmitis. [abstract]. 2008 Annual Meeting Abstract and Program Planner. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract 952.
01/2008 -Sedeek, RW; Finger, PT. Topical Interferon Alpha in the treatment of Conjunctival Malignant Melanoma. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 2008; 145(1):124-9.
05/2007 -Sedeek, RW; McCormick, S. Pathological Classification of Orbital leiomyoma. [abstract]. 2007 Annual Meeting Abstract and Program Planner. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract 3588.
05/2007 -Sedeek, RW; Finger, PT. Topical Interferon Alpha in the treatment of Conjunctival Malignant Melanoma. [abstract]. 2007 Annual Meeting Abstract and Program Planner. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract 5221.
04/2007 -Sedeek, RW; Adelman, RA. Characteristics of AIDS-related Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in the Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy Era. EVRS Educ Elec J. 2007;3(2):27-37.
05/2006 -Sedeek, RW; Adelman, RA. Risk factors of AIDS-related Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in the Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy Era. [abstract]. 2006 Annual Meeting Abstract and Program Planner. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract 3065.
03/14/2013 -Sedeek, RW. Roundtable Discussion of Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopahty. Trinity Broadcast Network. Tustin, CA
11/09/2012 -Sedeek, RW. Current Developments in Retinal Diseases. Braille Institute of America. Rancho Mirage, CA.
11/15/2011 -Sedeek, RW. Effects of Diabetes on the Retina and Treatments. Braille Institute of America. Rancho Mirage, CA.
10/22/2011 -Sedeek, RW. Eyes-over-age-50. Public Broadcast Television. American Health Journal Television.
10/5/2011 -Sedeek, RW. Ocular Migraines. Public Broadcast Television. American Health Journal Television.
04/06/2007 -Sedeek, RW. Orbital Capillary Hemangioma. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary pediatric ophthalmology grand rounds. Apr 2007. http://nyee.stream57.com
02/02/2007 -Sedeek, RW. Demateaceous Fungal Keratitis. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary pathology grand rounds. Feb 2007.
09/29/2006 -Sedeek, RW. Hgb SS retinopathy. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary retina grand rounds. Sep 2006.
06/16/2006 -Sedeek, RW. CMV retinitis. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary uveitis grand rounds. Jun 2006.
05/26/2006 -Sedeek, RW. Congenital bilateral superior oblique palsy. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary pediatric ophthalmology grand rounds. May 2006.
02/10/2006 -Sedeek, RW. Fibrous downgrowth after cataract surgery. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary cornea grand rounds. Feb 2006. http://nyee.stream57.com
01/13/2006 -Sedeek, RW. Crouzon Syndrome. The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary pediatric ophthalmology grand rounds. Jan 2006.
11/03/2003 -Sedeek, RW; Adelman, RA. Prevalence of AIDS-related Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in the Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy Era. Paper presentation. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2003 annual meeting. Anaheim, California.
License and Certifications
06/2013 -License of Medicine and Surgery, Sacramento, California
Medical Board of California
License # A-103398
06/2019 -Healthcare Provider, Palm desert, California
American Heart association.
06/2005 -License of Medicine and Surgery, Albany, New York.
The University of the State of New York.
License # NY-236539.
03/1999 -PADI Scuba Diving Open Water Certificate, Irvine, California.
Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
08/1998 -Certificate of Phlebotomy, Lakewood, California.
Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
2012-2017 -GSK-BMA114341 Study.
A multi-center, double masked, randomized, sham injection - controlled study of the efficacy and safety of intravenous BMA114341 to slow down the progression of geographic atrophy
2011- 2017 -Alcon C-12-006
A phase 2, two arm-study, comparing the efficacy and safety of ESBA1008 vs. Eylea in subjects with exudative AMD.
2008-2010 -AREDS II Vitamin Study.
A Multi-center, Randomized Trial of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] and Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA]) in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
2008-2010 -POSURDEX for Diabetic Retinal Edema.
A 3-Year, Phase 3, Multicenter, Masked, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of 700 μg Dexamethasone Posterior Segment Drug Delivery System (DEX PS DDS) Applicator System in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema.
2008-2010 -Proton Beam with Lucentis for AMD.
Phase I Pilot, Open Label, Prospective Observational Study of Safety and Tolerability of Lucentis Combined with Proton Beam Radiation in Treating Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
2008–2010 -RISE STUDY.
A Phase III, Double-Masked, Multicenter, Randomized, Sham Injection-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Ranibizumab Injection compared to Laser Photocoagulation in Subjects with Clinically Significant Macular Edema with Center Involvement Secondary to Diabetes Mellitus.
2008-2010 -Comparison of AMD Treatment Trials (CATT).
2008-2010 -DNA Repository Substudy in Association with RISE Study.
A Phase III, Double-Masked, Multicenter, Randomized, Sham Injection-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Ranibizumab Injection in Subjects with Clinically Significant Macular Edema with Center Involvement Secondary to Diabetes Mellitus.
2008-2010 -CNTF3 for Retinitis Pigmentosa.
A Phase II/III Study of Encapsulated Human NTC-201 Cell Implants Releasing Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF) for Participants with Retinitis Pigmentosa Using Visual Acuity as the Primary Outcome.
2008-2010 -CNTF4 for Retinitis Pigmentosa
A Phase II/III Study of Encapsulated Human NTC-201 Cell Implants Releasing Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF) for Participants with Retinitis Pigmentosa Using Visual Field Sensitivity as the Primary Outcome.
2008-2010 -Assessment of Pathways and Genes Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
2008-2010 -Histologic and Immunohistologic Evaluation of Pre-retinal Membranes.
Languages, Interests and Hobbies
-Fluent in English, Arabic and French.
-Scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing.
-Guitar, wake-boarding, snow-boarding.
-Soccer, squash, swimming, jogging.
Laboratory Research Activities
06/2007-06/2008 -New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York.
Ronald Gentile, M.D. Department of Retina and Vitreous surgery.
Analyses of cytokines, chemokines and growth factors in the vitreous fluids of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy.
05/2001-09/2001 -Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Murat Gunel, M.D., PhD. Department of Neurosurgery
Yeast two-hybrid study of Krit-1 gene responsible for familial cerebral cavernous malformation.
04/1999-09/1999 -University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California.
Anne Calof, PhD. Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Study of role of BMP growth factor in neurogenesis of olfactory epithelium in knockout mice.
Volunteer and Public Service
01/2011-03/2013 -Morongo Indian Reservation Health Center. Banning, California
Medical and surgical Retina volunteer
08/2000-05/2004 -Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Students for Patients outreach group
12/1996-3/2000 -University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California. Christian Students on Campus
06/1998-08/1998 -Lakewood Regional Hospital, Lakewood, California
01/1997-06/1997 -Huntington Beach Community Clinic, Huntington Beach, California
Clinical laboratory volunteer