OverviewWilliam A. Pearce, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained specialist in the management of medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pearce was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he and his wife grew up. He completed his undergraduate degree with highest honors in biology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Education and TrainingAfter receiving an academic scholarship, he then completed his medical school training at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, followed by a transitional internship at UT Southwestern. Dr. Pearce and his wife, who is an attorney, then moved to Atlanta, where he completed his residency and fellowship training at the Emory Eye Center. During his time at Emory, Dr. Pearce was involved in numerous research projects, including participating as a co-investigator in clinical trials involving novel drug delivery strategies to treat retinal vascular disease and uveitis. Moreover, during his time at Grady Memorial Hospital, he developed an interest in caring for patients with infectious uveitis and has published several papers on this topic. More recently, his interest has shifted to macular disease related to chronic exposure to oral medications, where he has recently published the seminal paper describing pentosan polysulfate associated maculopathy in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Pearce returned to southeast Texas after three years in private practice at the Georgia Eye Institute in Savannah, Georgia. While in Savannah, Dr. Pearce practiced surgical retina in a high volume, consultative, multi specialty service. He also covered emergency and trauma services at a Level 1 trauma center serving southeast Georgia, South Carolina and North Florida. Dr. Pearce and his wife, April, moved back home in the summer of 2021 to bring their families closer together. He currently performs surgery at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.