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Dr. Rhodes founded Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center in order to bring state-of-the-art general eyecare and surgery to the West Austin area. As you will see during your visit, the clinic is extremely efficient and hassle-free.

Dr. Rhodes graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors. His medical school training was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Rhodes’ internal medicine internship and ophthalmology training were completed at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California, where he served as Chief Resident. He then returned to Texas for a glaucoma fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Research Experience

  • Intraocular Pressure Reduction in the Untreated Fellow Eye After Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion after Intravitreal Avastin Injection
  • Glaucoma Surgical Treatment Results in a Third World Setting: Guatemala
  • Glaucoma Research Epidemiology
  • Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Synthesis of Alkanesulfonyl Halides for Non-Chemically Amplified 248nm Resist Formulations

Awards and Honors

  • American Board of Ophthalmology Board Certified
  • Baylor College of Medicine Presidential Scholar
  • Dean’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Merit Scholar at UT Austin
  • Distinguished Scholar at UT Austin
  • Recipient of The Michael John Fink, M.D. Endowed Presidential Scholar at UT Austin
  • Co-President of the Baylor Medical Student Ophthalmology Club
  • 2013, 2014 and 2015 Texas Rising Star as seen in Texas Monthly Super Doctors

Dr. Rhodes is a leading Austin ophthalmologist and Austin eye care specialist. He was the President of the Austin Ophthalmology Society in 2011, and is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

In April 2009, Dr. Rhodes joined Howerton Eye Clinic in South Austin as their lead cataract, glaucoma, and LASIK surgeon.

In October 2010, Dr. Rhodes opened Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center in Lakeway, Texas.  Over the past 7 years, the clinic has grown in size tremendously and even added a research department.  However, we take pride in the fact that we still provide the same individualized and quality care that has allowed for this growth.