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.
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.
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: Dr. Sanket Shah, M.D., Dr. Maria Choudhary, M.D., Dr. Terry Yu, O.D., and Dr. Lesa Kang, O.D. Several new Doctors have joined the team: Dr. Arezu Haghighi, Dr. Daniel Agarwal and Dr. Christina Tanouye.
We have six convenient locations throughout Ventura County - in Ventura, Miramar, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks. Our main telephone number is (805) 648-3085.