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Joel Solano, MD


  • Glaucoma

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group - Brawley
116 N. Plaza
Brawley, CA 92227

Acuity Eye Group - El Centro
1420 Ocotillo Dr.
Suite D
El Centro, CA 92243

Acuity Eye Group - La Quinta
47-474 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253

Acuity Eye Group - Palm Desert
44139 Monterey Ave.
Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Dr. Solano is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in glaucoma. He also enjoys caring for people with macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and hypertensive eye disease. He has special interest in treating macular edema with intravitreal injections and laser treatments.

Dr. Solano has special expertise in the care of patients that have co-existing diseases such as corneal diseases with glaucoma, or retinal disease. His expertise includes caring for patients who have a history of RK, LASIK, or PRK, and are now dealing with glaucoma.

Dr. Solano trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and has received many awards for his dedication to education and research both at Mayo Clinic and Harvard. He actively contributes to the field of ophthalmology through writing journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Solano will explain your ocular condition in terms you will understand and he is committed to treating his patients as though he were caring for a family member.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry: Arizona State University
  • Doctor of Medicine: Mayo Medical School
  • General Surgery Internship: Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Fellow: Vance Thompson Vision

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Hoffman travel abroad scholarship for General Surgery rotation in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Frankel scholarship for travel to Mayo Clinic Scottsdale for General Surgery rotation
  • Zumbro Valley Medical Society
  • American Medical Student Organization
  • NIAF scholarship recipient
  • Lucy B. Gooding Scholarship Award recipient
  • Albert A. Dalkin Scholarship recipient
  • Howard W. Alkire Scholarship recipient
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Regents full tuition scholarship to Arizona State University

Personal Hobbies

  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Snowboarding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish