Dr. Camille Harrison is a California native. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, she attended Stanford University as an undergraduate where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. She then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. While at Baylor she discovered her love of retinal science and treatment as she conducted macular degeneration research. She went on to do her Ophthalmology Residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan with the doctors of Associated Retinal Consultants. The three year Residency was founded by one of the pioneers of retinal surgery, Dr. Raymond Margherio. Dr. Harrison then went on to do a two year vitreoretinal surgery Fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland with Dr. John Thompson and Dr. Raymond Sjaarda. Dr. Harrison was involved in numerous clinical and basic science research projects in the field of retinal disease and presented her work at national conferences.
After her training, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked for Kaiser Permanente for twelve years. While with Kaiser she received “Top Physician for Patient Satisfaction Awards” in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. She served as an Assistance Chief in her department and was the Retinal Chief for all of Northern California Kaiser Medical Centers.
Wanting the opportunity to provide a more personalized patient care experience, Dr. Harrison went into private practice in 2010. She has since participated in thought leader’s groups for several of the major pharmaceutical organizations. She has lectured at numerous regional ophthalmology and retinal conferences and has given courses and lectures to her colleagues at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retinal Surgeons meetings.
Despite all of these accolades, Dr. Harrison counts as her greatest professional accomplishment the excellent and compassionate care she has been able to provide her patients over her many years in practice. She devotes considerable time to patient education feeling that this empowers patients to achieve their best vision potential. Dr. Harrison employs today’s state of the art technology to diagnose and treat retinal disease, while always incorporating thorough communication and compassion to optimize patient knowledge, comfort and ideal outcomes. She is on the medical staff at Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs and Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, while serving all of Coachella Valley. Dr. Harrison is also an active member with both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retinal Specialist.