Rafael L. Ufret-Vincenty, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in retina and vitreous diseases, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. 

Dr. Ufret-Vincenty earned his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He completed a residency in ophthalmology through the Harvard Ophthalmology Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and then received advanced training in treating vitreoretinal diseases through a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. 

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ufret-Vincenty joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2006.

Dr. Ufret-Vincenty conducts research in age-related macular degeneration. He is the author of numerous papers and also serves as a reviewer for PLOS One, Eye, Molecular Vision, and Experimental Eye Research. He has given presentations in multiple international ophthalmology meetings and has been named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor multiple times, including in 2018.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute (2004-2006), Vitreoretinal
  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1994-2000)
  • Internship - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2000-2001), Transitional Year
  • Residency - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (2001-2004), Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2013
Books & Publications
  • Age - related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Retina

Clinical Focus

  • Retina & Vitreous
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ocular oncology
  • Ocular Lymphoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Diseases of the retina and vitreous
  • Vitreoretinal diseases

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