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Anthony Culotta, MD


  • Medical Retina

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group & Retina Institute - Anaheim
500 South Anaheim Hills Road
Suite 240
Anaheim, CA 92807

Acuity Eye Group & Retina Institute - Fullerton
2240 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 210
Fullerton, CA 92835

Acuity Eye Group & Retina Institute - Huntington Beach
18582 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Acuity Eye Group & Retina Institute - Menifee
29950 Haun Road
Suite 202
Menifee, CA 92586

Acuity Eye Group & Retina Institute - Murrieta
40690 California Oaks Rd.
Suite B
Murrieta, CA 92562

Acuity Eye Group, Retina Institute & Acuity 360 Advanced Vision Center - Tustin
14642 Newport Ave.
Suite 350
Tustin, CA 92780

La Jolla Laser Vision & Eye Center & Acuity Eye Group - La Jolla (XyMED Building)
9850 Genesee Ave
Suite 310
La Jolla, CA 92037

North County Eye Surgery Associates & Acuity Eye Group
320 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

After medical school, Dr. Culotta completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University. During his residency, Louisiana was devastated by hurricane Katrina. Dr. Culotta was one of the first responders. He was uniquely qualified to help address the thousands of ocular injuries that were seen in the aftermath. Following this dramatic experience, he chose again to help the people of New Orleans by completing a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship in the area with renowned retina pioneer, Dr. Kurt Gitter. Dr. Culotta became board-certified in ophthalmology in 2009.

Dr. Culotta has special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and vitreoretinal interface abnormalities, such as epiretinal membranes and macular holes. Dr. Culotta is a pioneer in the treatment of advanced diabetic macular edema and complex macular degeneration. He has worked extensively at developing novel algorithms for layering laser photocoagulation into treatment paradigms of intravitreal Avastin injections for patients with recalcitrant diabetic edema. At the Retina Institute, Dr. Culotta is the head of the advanced laser therapeutics lab investigating new treatment protocols for neovascular diseases. 

Dr. Culotta is proud of his Italian American heritage. He currently lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Cyndi and two daughters, Livia and Lia. 


  • Bachelor of Science: Lawrenceville School and Duke University
  • Doctor of Medicine: Tulane University
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Louisiana State University
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship: Touro Infirmary

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Personal Hobbies

  • Tennis
  • Spending time with family

Languages Spoken

  • English