NVISION Eye Centers George Baerveldt M.D.
Dr. Baerveldt’s international reputation is based on his glaucoma research and surgical innovations. Dr. Baerveldt developed the Baerveldt™ glaucoma implant and currently holds six patents related to this invention. He also invented Trabectome®, a minimally-invasive glaucoma surgical instrument for the treatment of adult and infantile open-angle glaucoma which is performed worldwide. In 2012, the American Glaucoma Society awarded Dr. Baerveldt with their Innovator Award for these contributions.
Born and educated in South Africa, Dr. Baerveldt earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1980, Dr. Baerveldt was head of St. John’s Eye Hospital in Johannesburg when he was recruited as a full time faculty member at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California. In 1994, he accepted a faculty position as the Director of Glaucoma at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he remained until joining the University of California at Irvine in 1999 as Director of Glaucoma. He was the Irving H. Leopold Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute from July 2003 - November 2008.
Dr. Baerveldt received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement Award in 2002 and was honored in Best Doctors in America (1996 - present). He was also named the Top Ophthalmologist by the International Association with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. He lectures internationally on glaucoma surgery and medicine.
Dr. Baerveldt’s humanitarian endeavors have been recognized by the National Society to Prevent Blindness. He also received the Teacher of the Year award in 1981 from the University of Southern California, and Staff of the Year from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1997/1998 and 1998/1999.
Dr. Baerveldt performs surgery at NVISION’s Pacific Hills Surgery Center. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and four grandchildren.
The entire NVISION staff was terrific!
The entire NVISION staff was terrific! Dr. George Baerveldt was both very professional and compassionate to all my concerns. My experience was excellent.
Conscientious, wise, experienced, thoughtful expertise.
Dr. Baerveldt is the best of the best!! Conscientious, wise, experienced, thoughtful expertise. Thanks to him and then entire team at NVISION, I received the best possible outcome. I look forward to continuing to patronize for many years to come.
I was most impressed with Dr. Baerveldt
From the moment I entered your office, I was treated with respect and friendliness. I was most impressed with Dr. Baerveldt & am most happy to become one of his patients.