Daniel G. Rich, MD
Dr. Rich is a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Refractive Surgeon. He completed medical school and physician residency at the University of California, Davis and also studied at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Rich was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Rich became an Ophthalmologist in 1991 and has distinguished himself in many ways. As a physician with Kaiser Permanente, he not only maintained a thriving medical and surgical practice, but also became well known for his groundbreaking work as the National Medical Director for Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Rich has become a progressive leader in the technology used in Laser Vision Correction. In 2006, Alcon Laboratories Inc., the world’s largest ophthalmic company, appointed Dr. Rich as a Clinical Advisor of Refractive Surgery, only one of two in the nation. In 2008, Alcon appointed Dr. Rich as a Certified Training Instructor for the Allegretto Wavelight laser system.
Dr. Rich also holds the prestigious position of Associate Board Examiner with the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Rich’s excellent medical and surgical skills and his sincere concern for patient welfare have earned him a reputation as a caring and dedicated physician.
Dr. Rich is fluent in Spanish.
Gary P. Barth, MD
Dr. Barth is one of the North Bay’s most experienced corneal surgeons. He attended medical school at USC and completed his Corneal Surgery Fellowship at UCSF and has been in private practice in Santa Rosa since 1983. He has lectured on corneal surgery nationally and internationally and has published chapters in four editions of Current Ocular Therapy, America’s best selling ophthalmology reference publication.
Dr. Barth was an early adapter to Laser Vision Correction Surgery. Prior to FDA approval in the United States, he traveled to Canada and Mexico to study the procedure. He underwent LASIK Surgery himself in 1996 and has been performing the surgery ever since.
Dr. Barth has made a strong commitment to improving the quality of medical care in Sonoma County. He founded and was the Medical Director of the Eye Bank of Sonoma, and also serves as the current Medical Director of 4th Street Laser and Surgery Center, Sonoma County’s busiest ocular surgery center.
Nina Ni, MD
Dr. Ni attended Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis at the Proctor Foundation/UCSF, where she was awarded the Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award (given to one outstanding cornea fellow in the nation annually).
Her special interests will be medical and surgical management of diseases of the cornea and external eye, cataract surgery, and complex cases involving the front part of the eye. This includes procedures such as corneal transplants, complex and premium cataract surgery using femtosecond laser technology, and reconstruction after trauma or previous surgeries. During her training, she was privileged to run an eye emergency room, provide refractive surgery for our armed forces in Texas, and contribute to ophthalmic care for the local population in Tenwek, Kenya. Here at ECI, she has the opportunity to continue the tradition of providing eye care to those most in need. She also serves as adjunct faculty at our local Touro University, where she treasures the chance to help educate the next generation of young physicians.