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Luke Bianco, MD

Ophthalmologist

About Dr. Bianco

Dr. Luke Bianco is a licensed ophthalmologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who specializes in retina repair, including the latest treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. A native of Visalia, he studied medicine and ophthalmology in the Bay Area, New York, and Tennessee before returning to his hometown to establish his practice as the only full-time local retinal specialist more than 15 years ago.

With recent advances in the treatments available for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Bianco can offer his patients an ever-expanding roster of options to restore their vision. He says, “When people come in they’re usually experiencing a profound loss of vision. I take the time to explain their condition and what their options are. In a lot of cases we can repair the problem with their retina and help them get their 20/20 back.”

In 2015, Dr. Bianco opened a new, state-of-the art practice in Visalia to provide his patients with personalized, friendly treatment for retinal diseases. His patients appreciate the great service they receive from the hand-picked team of dedicated staff, and the fact that Dr. Bianco has more time to spend with them. Many procedures, including intraocular injections, minor retinal repairs, and laser surgeries can be performed conveniently and quickly in Dr. Bianco’s office.

I love my patients, my practice, and my hometown. Patients come to me seeing really poorly, and as a retinal specialist I’m going to try everything to get their vision back.

Personal Interests

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Bianco enjoys spending time with his family, parents, and siblings, who all live in the Visalia area. He has been an avid go-kart racer for years, and also enjoys playing golf.

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Education and Experience

Dr. Bianco is California-born and -raised. He attended college in the Bay Area at Santa Clara University before flying to the East Coast for four years of medical school. He did his internship at the prestigious UCSF Medical Center and his residency at the renowned New York Medical College. He is unique in his field for completing a fellowship at the Vitreoretinal Foundation at the University of Tennessee.

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  • 1984
    Undergraduate

    Santa Clara University

    BS, Biology

  • 1990
    Medical School

    New York Medical College

  • 1991
    Internship

    University of California, San Francisco

    Internal Medicine

  • 1994
    Residency

    New York Medical College

    Ophthalmology

  • 1996
    Fellowship

    Vitreoretinal Foundation, University of Tennessee, Memphis

    Retina

Dr. Bianco offers a full suite of comprehensive OPHTHALMOLOGY services

Diabetic Retinopathy

A common complication related to diabetes is poor circulation. When that affects the eye, it can...

Macular Degeneration

As eyes age, retinas degenerate. In some people this takes the form of degeneration in the macula...

Retinal Detachment

Detached retina occurs when the thin retina becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue...

Retinal Vessel Occlusion

A retinal vessel occlusion is a blockage in a blood vessel that leads toward or from the eye.

What People Are saying About Dr. Bianco

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    He is professional, direct, and tells it like it is.

    Verified Patient

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    I absolutely love the care and attention I got from here. From the front desk all the way to the end of my appointment was a great experience!

    Esther E.

Luke Bianco, MD

4004 S. Demaree St. Ste. A
Visalia, CA 93277
Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
F: 559-623-9630