George Peters III, MD

Board-Certified Retina Specialist

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Dr. George Peters

George B. Peters III, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in treating uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Dr. Peters was born and raised in Eastern Maine. He graduated from Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering Program with high honors. Once he earned his graduate degree in Maine, he attended medical school in Vermont, completed his internship in Maine and his ophthalmology residency in New York, where he was also appointed chief resident.

Passionate Educator

Dr. Peters has unique subspecialty training. He completed fellowships in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and then a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Since completing his training, Dr. Peters served on the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the part-time faculty at multiple medical schools in Massachusetts and New York. Dr. Peters has attended, presented, moderated and has been an invited panelist at multiple meetings worldwide in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. His research includes intravitreal drug administration, new therapies for uveitis, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.


In addition to presenting research on most of them, he has enjoyed adventure travel to all of the world’s continents. Dr. Peters has multiple publications which can be found in all three major American ophthalmology journals, the British Journal of Ophthalmology, and in Retina. Dr. Peters has many professional awards and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a member of every discipline’s honor society in which he has a degree.

Dedicated To Improving Lives

Dr. Peters’ extensive training and research ultimately is to care for his patients. He understands that each patient, their case, and procedure is to be specialized to the patient. He desires to help patients experience improvement with their vision and enjoy their lives.


  • Undergraduate Degree – Boston University – Boston, MA
  • Masters Degree – University of Maine – Orono, ME
  • Medical Degree – University of Vermont, College of Medicine – Burlington, VT
  • Internship – Maine Medical Center – Portland, ME
  • Residency in Ophthalmology – Albany Medical College Lions Eye Institute – Albany, NY
  • Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology – Albany Medical College Lions Eye Institute – Albany, NY
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery – Samaritan Hospital – Troy, NY
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery – University of Edinburgh Alexandra Eye Pavilion – Edinburgh, UK
  • Fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis – Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute – Baltimore, MD

“Retina care today is profoundly rewarding in offering highly-effective treatment for blinding diseases with historically little to no effective treatment.”


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