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Drs. William Rodden, Christine Gonzales and John Hyatt

Your physician, eye care specialist, ophthalmologist or optometrist has referred you to us for specialized care.

Our full-time retina specialists -- Dr. William S. Rodden, Dr. Christine R. Gonzales and Dr. John D. Hyatt -- are fully trained M.D. ophthalmologists who have completed additional training in vitreoretinal surgery. They regularly perform medical and laser surgeries using the latest techniques, and they continue to participate in national studies and medical seminars to stay at the forefront of surgical breatkthroughs, new technology, and cutting-edge medical treatments.

Our entire staff at the Retina and Vitreous Center strives in every way to care for our patients with compassion, expertise and excellence. Our goal is for each patient to feel completely comfortable and satisfied with the care he or she receives from us.

We will work closely with your referring eye care specialist, your primary care physician, and other members of your health care team to provide the comprehensive care you need. Because many retinal problems are complex, we also remain available for follow-up education.


Dr. William S. Rodden

Dr. William S. Rodden is the founder of the Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon. Dr. Rodden was raised in California and Virginia. In his free time, Dr. Rodden enjoys sports and flying.

  • Practice
    Founder, Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR, 1992 to present

  • Fellowships
    Surgical and Medical Fellow
    Official Instructor, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, 1990 to 1992

    Medical Retina Fellow
    Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1986 to 1987

  • Residency and Chief Residency
    Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA, 1987 to 1990

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1981 to 1985

  • Internship
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, 1986 to 1987


Dr. Christine R. Gonzales

Dr. Christine R. Gonzales was Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the retina clinic at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. She joined the Retina & Vitreous Center in July of 2008. She lives in Ashland with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Jake and Declan. In her free time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.

  • Practice
    Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR, 2008 to present

  • University Faculty Appointment
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 2008
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology 2001-2008
    Jules Stein Eye Institute / University of California, Los Angeles

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    Jules Stein Eye Institute / University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2001

  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 1996-1999

  • Internship
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 1995-1996

  • Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 1990-1995


Dr. John Hyatt- Retina and Vitreous of Southern Oregon

Dr. John D. Hyatt previously practiced at Carolina Eyecare Physicians in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined the Retina & Vitreous Center in 2016. He lives in Ashland with his wife, Paula, and daughter, Nora Kate.

In his free time, Dr. Hyatt enjoys cycling, running, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

  • Practice
    Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon
    Ashland, OR 2016—present

  • Prior Practice
    Carolina Eyecare Physicians
    Charleston, SC 2012-2016

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    Charles Retina Institute, Memphis
    Memphis, TN 2010-2012

  • Ophthalmology Residency
    University of Tennessee
    Memphis, TN 2007-2010

  • Medical Officer
    United States Navy
    2003-2007

  • Internship
    Naval Medical Center
    San Diego, CA 2002-2003

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University
    Shreveport, LA Licensed 2002

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