Joel M. Corwin, M.D. founded Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group in July 1983. Today, the group has grown to be one of the five largest Ophthalmology groups in California, with 19 Ophthalmologists and Optometrists who represent each of the eye surgery and medical eye care specialties. We serve patients in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, and as far north as Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ojai and Fillmore, and as far east as Moorpark and Simi Valley.
The sole mission of our dedicated, professional staff and doctors is to provide excellent, comprehensive patient care in a friendly, caring and efficient environment. Most of our surgeries are performed in our own state-of-the-art Surgery Center.
Dr. Corwin, a Harvard-trained retinal specialist, also oversees multiple research studies and coordinates Miramar's teaching of ophthalmology at the Ventura County Medical Center, a UCLA teaching hospital.
Dr. Corwin is a principal investigator for major pharmaceutical companies and the National Eye Institute. Miramar patients receive the newest therapies for glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vascular occlusions.
Dr. John Davidson performs more surgery than any other doctor on the Central Coast for cataract, corneal transplantation, pediatric eye conditions and strabismus. He has performed laser vision correction since 1999. Dr. Davidson is the busiest cataract surgeon in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties (according to the leading manufacturer of intraocular lens implants, or IOLs). He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA since 1992. Dr. Davidson offers refractive lens exchange to minimize the need for glasses.
William L. Trotter, M.D. is fellowship trained in general comprehensive ophthalmology with added expertise in cataract and refractive surgery. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Trotter is a volunteer clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute / UCLA, where he has been responsible for teaching residents new techniques in cataract surgery.
He is a frequent medical reviewer for ophthalmology journal publications and has served on the Medical Executive committee of Channel Islands Surgicenter since 2003. Dr. Trotter earned his medical doctorate in 1995 from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. His post graduate training included a general comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute /UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He has served as a principal investigator in an FDA phase IIIb trial of an anti-angiogenesis medication for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration called Lucentis.
These new medications have revolutionized treatment for AMD. His publications include work on Functional Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Monocular Patients, a topic upon which very few articles have been written.
Joel M. Corwin, M.D. selects only the best educated and most qualified physicians to join Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group. Our latest additions are:
Joseph Chen, M.D. was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine by Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 2009. After the completion of his Internship at the University of Texas, Houston, he returned to Baylor College of Medicine to complete his Residency in Ophthalmology. He then completed a Clinical Fellowship in Glaucoma at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He has co-authored several abstracts and has published ophthalmology research papers in journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. His specialty skills include the medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma as well as cataract and anterior segment surgery.
Wanda Hu, M.D. was awarded her medical degree in 2009 from the UCSD School of Medicine. After her Internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser-Los Angeles Medical Center, she completed her Ophthalmology Residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. She then underwent a Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hu is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Glaucoma Society. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and research projects that were presented at annual meetings of national ophthalmological organizations. Dr. Hu specializes in glaucoma consultation, diagnosis, therapy and surgical intervention of glaucoma and related disorders, as well as Cataract Surgery, and Comprehensive Adult & Adolescent Eye Care. Dr. Hu speaks conversational Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
John P. Fang, M.D., Dr. Fang specializes in medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the cornea of the eye, cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery, and refractive laser surgery such as LASIK and PRK. He also has a particular interest in cornea transplantation, ocular surface disorders, dry eye syndrome, contact lens intolerance, and surgical correction of myopia, hyperopia, regular and irregular astigmatism. He earned his medical doctorate from Vanderbilt University, after receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, graduating with general and departmental honors. Dr. Fang then completed an internship in medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as co-chief resident in his final year. A subsequent fellowship in cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine further refined his surgical skills. Throughout his training, Dr. Fang has received numerous awards including the Gill Scholarship for Ophthalmology Research and the National Eye Institute Fellowship award. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Prior to joining Miramar Eye Specialists, Dr. Fang was an attending ophthalmologist at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Oklahoma, where he helped educate and train new residents and fellows. He is delighted to share his expertise in cornea, cataract, and refractive care with the Ventura County community. Dr. Fang speaks Mandarin and Basic Spanish.
In May 2003, renowned plastic surgeon Daniel Ebroon, M.D. joined Miramar. He had been an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Northwestern University for five years, where he taught 25 doctors the very specialized skill of cosmetic eyelid plastic surgery (performed to remove excess skin on the eyelids, and to remove puffy "bags" under the eyes). He is one of approximately 400 trained eyelid plastic surgeons in the world.
We have five convenient locations throughout Ventura County - in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks. Our main telephone number is (805) 648-3085.