Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists

ENT, Eye, Audiology & Cosmetic Physicians

West Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Howard Krauss


Dr. Howard R. Krauss was born and raised in The Bronx and began his professional life in engineering, with degrees from Cooper Union and MIT, followed by a position at 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 in 1984.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Krauss is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery, and Director of Ophthalmology at Pacific Eye & Ear and 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, in association with the 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.

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, and he continues to serve as a Mentor Examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Trustee of the California Medical Association and a Member of the Board of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Medical Staff Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Founding Member and Past Member of the Board, North American Skull Base Society
  • Chief of Ophthalmic & Orbital Surgery, Pacific Neuroscience Institute
  • Board of Directors, California Ambulatory Surgery Association
  • Ophthalmology Consultant, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club
  • Member, Medical Board of California
  • Clinical Professor David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA –
    Departments of Ophthalmology & Neurosurgery
  • Director of Ophthalmic Surgery, West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center Ltd., Inc
  • Board of Trustees, California Medical Association


Board Certifications:

  • American board of Opthalmology



  • Unexplained vision loss
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Displacement of the eye
  • Eye or orbital Pain
  • Headache
  • Eye Injuries
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Eyelid Abnormalities
  • Tumors
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Brain and Pituitary Tumors

Adult Strabismus Surgery

  • Surgery to correct double vision
  • Surgery to correct strabismus, eye muscle, imbalance, wandering or lazy eye

Eye and Vision Evaluation and Care

  • Cataract and lens implant surgery
  • YAG laser capsulotomy
  • Glaucoma, including laser treatment

Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery

  • Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair
  • Reconstructive eyelid surgery, including surgery for injuries, malfunction, malposition, inflammation and tumors
  • Botox – cosmetic & functional, including blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and headaches
  • Fillers
  • Surgery for dry eye
  • Surgery for excessive tearing
  • Orbital surgery including surgeries for injuries, fractures, deformities, tumors and inflammatory conditions including Graves’ Disease
  • Transnasal Endoscopic Orbital Tumor Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery for tumors extending into the orbit from the intracranial space or sinuses

Medical-Legal Consultation:

  • Evaluation of cases at the behest of attorneys for plaintiff or defense including: records review, discussion, independent medical examination, research or testifying in deposition, arbitration or trial.