Albert T. Milauskas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

1936 - 2016

Albert T. Milauskas – Founder

Dr. Albert T. Milauskas founded the Milauskas Eye Institute in 1980 to provide the highest quality eye care to patients. Since its founding, the Milauskas Eye Institute has continued to grow and flourish becoming the premiere eye care practice in the Coachella Valley.  With a roster of outstanding doctors and staff, the commitment to quality eye care remains unchanged.

Dr. Milauskas had always believed in being at the forefront of advances in ophthalmology.  He helped pioneer innovations such as Intraocular Lens Implants for cataract surgery as well as phacoemulsification which helped to revolutionize cataract surgery.  He also was the first doctor to open a laser center devoted to LASIK in the Coachella valley.  This philosophy has remained unchanged as the doctors of Milauskas Eye Institute have been at the forefront of innovations in cataract surgery, glaucoma and refractive surgery.

It has always been Dr. Milauskas’ belief that the patient comes first.  Be it for a routine eye exam or a complex surgery, he has always been committed to providing the best for the patients.  To this end, the Milauskas Eye Institute is dedicated to improving the level of care it provides.  We do so with a team of some of the best ophthalmologists and optometrists in the country, and outstanding ancillary staff in addition to advanced Ophthalmic technology that commitment to excellence in eye care remains steadfast in an ever-changing medical world.


B.S., cum laude, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI Medical School
M.D. Wayne State University, College of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Internship Internal Medicine, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI


Residency in Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Military Service

U.S. Public Health Service, Inactive Reserve| 1962-1966
U.S. Public Health Service, Lt. Commander |1966-1968
Chief of Ophthalmology, U.S. Public Health Hospital, Seattle, WA |1967-68

Medical Teaching Missions

Lithuania |1993, 1995, 1999

Board Certification

Board Certified American Academy of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Outpatient Surgeons
California Academy of Ophthalmology
California Ophthalmology Association research to Prevent Blindness
Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society
Wilmer Residents Association
UCLA (Jules Stein) Alumni Association

Hospital Affiliations

Desert Regional Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center

Refractive Surgery Courses

Stockholm, 1988, Summit Technology Training Course
London, 1988 Summit Visionaries Training Course, Moorsfield Hospital
Boston, 1993 Summit Technology Excimer Laser Course
San Francisco, 1997 VISX Training Course Stanford University
Rancho Mirage, 1998, Co-Managing LASIK Patients
San Diego, 1998, VISX Excimer Laser Proctorship
London, 1999 Myopic and Hyperopic Lasik Course
Auckland, New Zealand 1999 Lasik and Laser Vision Correction Presented by Dr. Milauskas at University of Auckland


Dr. Milauskas published and presented over 80 articles and courses in both national and international venues.


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