Howard R. Krauss, MD
Director, Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center; Neuro-ophthalmology
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About Dr. Krauss
Howard R. Krauss, MD, is one of the four founders of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, and a Director of the Pacific Eye, Ear and Skull Base Center. He is a surgical neuro-ophthalmologist specializing in diagnostic neuro-ophthalmology, including visual field analysis and optical coherence tomography, as well as strabismus, orbital and anterior skull base surgery. He cares for patients with problems including eyelid disorders, ocular and orbital pain, double vision, neurologic or brain disorders, circulatory disorders and inflammation, injury and tumors of the eye socket (orbit), face, head, or brain. He offers complex specialty procedures including oculoplastic surgery, adult strabismus surgery and orbital and anterior skull base surgery. Dr. Krauss’ philosophy is to deliver the best eye care and vision solutions while considering the needs and preferences of his patients.
Born and raised in The Bronx. Dr. Krauss began his professional life in engineering, with degrees from Cooper Union and MIT, followed by a position at the Hughes Aircraft Company. Having then decided to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Krauss entered medical school and obtained his medical degree at the ripe old age of 27.
This was followed by postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and then a 2-year stint as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, where he was Chief of Ophthalmology at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Chief of Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery and Strabismus, and Director of the Residency Training Program. Longing to return to the west coast, Dr. Krauss entered the private, clinical practice of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery at Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists (now called Pacific Head & Neck) in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Krauss is Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, and Director of Ophthalmology at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI).
He was a cofounder of the UCLA Skull Base Surgery and Orbitocranial Tumor Programs, and is presently active in skull base and orbital disease, and tumor care at PNI. Drs. Krauss and Griffiths, in 2001, were the first in the world to devise and carry out Transnasal Image-Guided Endoscopic Orbital Tumor Surgery, a safer, less invasive and more efficacious approach to the management of orbital apex tumors. Presently, he and Dr. Barkhoudarian work together in the improvement and refinement of transorbital approaches to brain tumors.
Dr. Krauss has lectured locally, nationally, and worldwide, and has directed International Congresses of Ophthalmology in Santiago, Chile. He is a recognized expert in his field, has published numerous papers and book chapters, and has served as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is a founding member and past Member of the Board of the North American Skull Base Society, and Past President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. In addition to taking care of patients, researching, teaching, and publishing, Dr. Krauss has been an active participant in medical and professional organizations and endeavors. In 2013 he accepted Governor Brown’s appointment to the Medical Board of California, which he served through 2021, and he continues to serve as a Mentor Examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology, assisting in the training of new Examiners.
Medicare, medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us to confirm coverage.
2125 Arizona Ave, First Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, he is accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Howard Krauss’s area of clinical expertise is ophthalmology.
Dr. Krauss speaks English.
Yes, Dr. Krauss is taking telehealth appointments.
Dr. Krauss’s offices are located at 2125 Arizona Ave, First Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Articles by Dr. Krauss
Brain Matters: Alzheimer’s Disease and Vision
Advances in research and clinical practice suggest that unusual vision changes may be an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. Find out more.
Pituitary Surgeons Come Together
It has been an exciting time for pituitary surgeons specializing in pituitary and skull base care with back-to-back meetings in San Diego, California. Here are some PNI highlights from the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) & International Society for Pituitary Surgeons (ISPS) Annual Meetings, 2018.
ResidencyOphthalmology, UCLA (Jules Stein Eye Institute)
FellowshipNeuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
CertificationsAmerican Board of Ophthalmology