We would like to announce that a new Ophthalmologist is joining Miramar Eye Medical Group in August 2018: Sanket U. Shah, MD.
Sanket U. Shah, M.D. is a board certified Ophthalmologist with a specialization in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and the vitreous. He received his medical degree from the Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. He spent two years pursuing a research fellowship in ocular oncology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA; and a second research fellowship in retina at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. His training includes an internship in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY, followed by residency in Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as the chief resident and received several awards. He then completed his fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery and medical diseases of the retina at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Shah is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has served as a co-investigator on several national clinical trials and participated in numerous research projects spanning topics including diabetic retinopathy, vitreoretinal interface abnormalities, macular degeneration, automated retinal image analysis, optical coherence tomography, uveal melanoma, and retinoblastoma. He has received the National Eye Institute travel grant to present his research. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, 1 book chapter, and several abstracts, oral, video and poster presentations to his credit. He has served as a reviewer for articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Honors & Awards:
- Sir J.R.D. Tata and Ratan Tata scholarships during medical school (2006, 2008, 2009)
- Indian Council of Medical Research studentship awards (2007, 2008)
- Award for the best article on EyeWiki in the Retina and Vitreous category titled Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome (2013)
- Best Resident Research Paper Award, Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology (2015)
- Merrill Grayson Leadership Award, Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology (2016)
- David May II Fellowship Award, UCLA Stein Eye Institute (2016)
- Abe Meyer Memorial Fellowship Award, UCLA Stein Eye Institute (2017)
- Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura
- Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura
- Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Thousand Oaks
Services Dr. Shah provides include management of:
- Retinal vein occlusion, Retinal tears and holes,
- Retinal detachment, Retinal dystrophy & degeneration
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Macular hole, Macular pucker (Epiretinal membrane)
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dislocated lens
Dr. Shah speaks conversational Spanish, and is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Miramar is the first Ophthalmology practice to have the Alcon Heads Up system in the Los Angeles area!
Alcon's NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System allows retinal surgeons to operate looking at a high definition 3D screen, instead of bending their necks to look through the eye-piece of a microscope. Traditional vitrectomy surgeries range from 30 minutes to over three hours in length to complete. This microscope-free design is engineered to improve surgeons' posture and may reduce fatigue.
Alcon's NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System (AKA "Heads-Up" system) allows retinal surgeons to operate looking at a high definition 3D screen, instead of bending their necks to look through the eye-piece of a microscope.
Traditional vitrectomy surgeries range from 30 minutes to over three hours in length to complete, therefore the better posture during surgeries may reduce fatigue and thus benefit the patient. This microscope-free design is engineered to improve surgeons' posture. The easier it is for surgeons to perform these long, delicate surgeries, the better they can perform for our patients who count on us to provide them with the best possible care. The NGENUITY 3D Visualization System offers greater depth and detail views during surgery. This system provides surgeons with better visualization while operating on the back of the eye, which may improve patient outcomes.
The system is designed to facilitate collaboration and teaching in the operating room. Offering an immersive panoramic surgical view, the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System allows the operating team to see exactly what the surgeon is seeing in real-time.
Dr. Davidson will participate in the 2017 Alcon Live Surgery: Innovation in Action in the live Broadcast from Fresno Surgical Hospital, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. The event will be held at Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B (EyeWorld Theater).
"Miramar Eye Specialist group continues its research study commitment with its involvement in the Artemis glaucoma study. Miramar physicians Joel Corwin MD, William Trotter MD, Wanda Hu MD, and Joseph Chen MD are enrolling patients in a study that will investigate a new method for glaucoma drug delivery. Bimatoprost SR is currently in phase 3 of FDA clinical trials and is the first major change in glaucoma drop delivery in over 10 years. This new method may potentially change the way we deliver care and increase medication effectiveness and patient compliance. To become a study patient, you will be asked a series of entry questions and will have to fulfill a number of study criteria. Once entered in the study, which is slated for one year with an additional year of follow-up, most costs of visits and medication are covered. We, the physicians at Miramar, are excited to advance glaucoma care and welcome your involvement."
Submitted By Dr Trotter 02/10/2015
December 17, 2013
Author and Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group patient Mike Taylor features his life changing story on Newswire this week. Mike woke up one morning to find his vision in one eye severely deteriorated. He found out he had a Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO). He saw Dr. Joel Corwin, M.D. at Miramar and his vision improved dramatically.
December 12, 2013
Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group (MESMG), a regional leader in Ophthalmology since 1983 is pleased to announce the newest affiliation to our practice, the Lynn Eye Medical Group in Thousand Oaks, CA. This synergistic combination significantly expands the services that can be provided to patients in the Tri-county region.
Dr. Joel Corwin M.D., director of MESMG remarked that “the doctors at Lynn Eye Medical Group add to the expertise and skills of the physicians at MESMG”. The combination of the groups will enhance the comprehensive eye care services as well as offer expanded services such as Laser cataract surgery, refractive surgery, oculoplastic surgery, advanced glaucoma treatment, and state-of-the-art diabetic retinopathy care and macular degeneration. Dr. Charles Cooper, a surgeon at Lynn Eye Medical Group, sees the new affiliation as “the most exciting advancement in Ophthalmology for patient care in Ventura County in 30 years”.
For more information about Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group go to www.miramareye.com or call 805.648.3085 to schedule an appointment at one of our 5 locations.
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December 10, 2013
LenSx All Laser Cataract Surgery Technology
Westlake Eye Surgery Center is the first surgery center in the Tri-County Region to acquire one of the most advanced technologies in cataract surgery, the LenSx. The LenSx Laser is a leap forward in cataract surgery. No pair of eyes are exactly the same which is why each eye needs to be precisely measured and mapped when getting evaluated for cataract surgery.
The LenSx Laser offers an advanced way for surgeons to perform cataract surgery with laser precision. Traditional cataract procedures are done manually with a blade to make the incisions in the eye. The LenSx laser uses a computer guided laser to make the incisions allowing cataract surgery to be more precise and customizable than traditional methods. This allows each surgery to be as precise as possible
"Lensx allows me to customize the cataract procedure to the individual's eye. The precision with the laser allows me to treat even small amounts of astigmatism and give the patient a greater chance of spectacle independence. Then, of course, there's the "neat" factor of doing the latest, blade less procedure we can offer these days!" States Dr. William Trotter.
"Our patients have been delighted with the results they are seeing with LenSx. They selected a customized 3-dimensionally guided computer-controlled laser over a one-size-fits-all blade to perform delicate steps of the lens replacement surgery." Says high volume user Dr. John Davidson.
Often, individuals believe that a cataract must be “ripe” or in an advanced stage to be removed which is false. When a doctor sees signs of cataract and you experience symptoms, you should speak with your doctor about cataract removal so it doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle.
"I was unsure about having cataract surgery due to my other medical issues. I did proceed with the LenSx laser and am so pleased with the outcome. It is much better than I expected. Dr. Davidson did a fantastic job". Carolyn Holycross, Retired Optician.
Westlake Eye Surgery Center was recently selected by Alcon Surgical to educate fellow ophthalmologists as the Tri-County Regional Training site for future LenSx users. For more information please contact 805-648-3085 to set up your cataract evaluation with one of our LenSx surgeons, Dr. John Davidson, Dr. John Fang, or Dr. William Trotter.
December 4, 2013
Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group
Miramar Eye Specialists and Dr. Daniel Ebroon announce the arrival of JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC.
Recently the quest to look younger just got a big boost.
Miramar Oculoplastic specialist Daniel Ebroon, M.D., is one of the first doctors in the United States to offer his patients JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC. Dr. Eboon states “natural aging can cause the loss of volume in the mid-face, and the skin can sag or drop”. Most patients report looking five years younger after a six month treatment program and the treatment lasts for up to two years.
To learn more about Dr. Daniel Ebroon and JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC visit MiramarEye .com or call 805.648.3085.
Side Effects of JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC are generally mild to moderate and include temporary reactions such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration and itching.
December 4, 2013
John Davidson, MD. Is a leading cataract surgeon in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties (data from the leading manufacturer of intraocular lens implants). Dr. Davidson offers advanced technology lens surgery to reduce dependency on glasses and contact lenses after cataract surgery. He was recently interviewed and featured as a key innovation leader in Ophthalmic Professional and Ophthalmology Management magazines. Check out our article.