The Stewart and Louisa MacDougall Eye Center


The Stewart and Louisa MacDougall Eye Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital provides a full range of eye procedures and services in one of the most sophisticated microsurgical facilities on the Central Coast.




Dedicated solely to outpatient and inpatient surgical eye care, the hospital-based surgical and diagnostic ophthalmological unit covers a wide spectrum of ophthalmological care, including posterior vitrectomy for treatment of retina disease and detachment, corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery, pediatric eye procedures, treatment of eye trauma, laser procedures and cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant.


Our staff of ophthalmologists and nurses use the most advanced procedures and state-of-the-art technology to improve vision and ensure that each patient receives the specialized care required to meet his or her unique needs.


The MacDougall Eye Center ranks in the top percentile for patient satisfaction among similar facilities nationwide. We are here for you when you and your ophthalmologist need our services.