Dr. Clifton S. Otto has been a member of the Retina Institute of Hawaii team since 2007, during which time he has specialized in the medical treatment of retinal disease and has worked closely on the implementation of various national and in-house research studies. Dr. Otto was also instrumental in starting Project Vision, a non-profit community outreach organization, co-sponsored by the Retina Institute of Hawaii, providing free mobile retina screenings in Hawaii.

Prior to joining the Retina Institute of Hawaii, Dr. Otto served for three years as an Ophthalmologist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, where he was responsible for evaluating and treating retinal and general eye disease for military members and their dependents in all of mainland Japan. Dr. Otto completed his medical training at New York Medical College and did his Transitional and Ophthalmology Residencies at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Otto has published numerous clinical articles, is responsible for two U.S. patents, and continues to expand his research interests in various eye-related medical conditions.