Robert Whitaker, M.D. Opth.

Dr. Whitaker has retired. We thank him for his 22 years of service at the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving. Patients in need of an ophthalmologist can contact Dr. Vipin Kuriachan.

Dr. Robert Whitaker, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been serving the needs of patients at the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving since 1994. His primary focus is cataract surgery, while he also treats patients suffering from other various eye diseases, such as glaucoma.

Dr. Whitaker, MD earned his degree at the University of Illinois College of medicine before going on to complete both his internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing two years in the army at Fort Rucker, he moved to Irving, Texas. The first half of his career was at the Dallas Medical and Surgical Clinic near downtown Baylor Hospital. Since 1994, he has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology as a member of the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving with his office adjacent to Baylor Irving Hospital.


Dr. Whitaker offers a number of services to help patients see better and maintain their eye health. From eye examinations to glaucoma treatment, Dr. Whitaker works with patients of all ages to help them enjoy clear vision. Dr. Whitaker also performs minor in-office surgeries, including drainage of styes, removal of growths on lids, removal of foreign bodies, and lacrimal duct probes.

Special Expertise



Board Certified

American Board of Ophthalmology



University of Illinois College of Medicine


Hospital Affiliations

Baylor Medical Center at Irving

Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital



2001 N. MacArthur Blvd, Ste 425
Irving TX 75061


Contact Information



Ancillary Services

Comprehensive  eye exams

Diabetes eye evaluations

Glaucoma evaluation and treatment

High risk medication exams

Evaluation and treatment of infections and inflammatory diseases of the eye

Laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma and after cataract opacities.

Evaluation and treatment of dry eyes

Minor office surgeries