Dr. Arregui, MD


Dr. Arregui was born in Santa Monica, California, but moved to Ecuador at the age of eight and lived there for nearly seven years before returning to the United States. As a result, he is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Arregui has been recognized for his expertise and innovation in ophthalmology and cataract surgery for many years. He has been published in various ophthalmic journals and videos of his surgeries are used as training tools in the United States and internationally. He routinely teaches advanced cataract surgical techniques to other ophthalmologists at national and international meetings. Dr. Arregui is a member of several medical and ophthalmology groups and organizations. He has been involved in several FDA studies as an investigator for surgical devices used in cataract and glaucoma surgery and with medical therapies to treat eye infections. He has been involved in leadership positions during his training, his Navy career, and at Chico Eye Center. He is the past Vice-Chair of the Department of ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatric Dentistry at Enloe Medical Center and has been a founding member of both Chico Surgery Center and Advanced Eye Surgery Center. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, collecting wine, and playing soccer. Dr. Arregui and his wife reside in Chico and have a daughter and a grandson.


Undergraduate Education
•   University of California, San Diego

Medical School Education
•   Georgetown University Medical School

•   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

•   Scott & White/Texas A&M Medical Center

Medical Practice
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
•   Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Eastern Virginia Medical School
•   Chico Eye Center

Board Certified in Ophthalmology

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