Rachel Tesser, MD

Rachel Tesser, MD

Rachel Tesser, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist with advanced fellowship training in corneal disease and refractive surgery, and pediatric eye disease.  She practices comprehensive ophthalmology including medical and surgical procedures for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease, and eye muscle disorders.

Dr Tesser was born in Athens, Georgia were she received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Georgia. She was elected into Phi Beta Kappa academic society.  She completed her medical training and her medical internship at Medical College of Georgia where she received the Puryear academic scholarship.  She was invited into Alpha Omega Alpha during her senior year.

She then went on to the nationally renowned ophthalmology department at University of Wisconsin in Madison for residency.  After this, she completed an advanced year fellowship of cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Wisconsin.  She then moved to the Chapel Hill area to complete a second fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the prestigious Duke Eye Center.  While in training she published several scientific studies in medical journals and was a chapter author for a pediatric ophthalmic textbook.

Dr Tesser began in private practice in 2004 in Chapel Hill.  She is proud to be the founder of Chapel Hill’s newest ophthalmic clinic, Triangle Ophthalmology, PA.

Dr Tesser is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

In Dr. Tesser’s time away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and fitness.