Happy Saturday Clinic

Happy Saturday morning! Saturdays are our most popular surgical consult day—we have 79 patients (that’s 158 eyeballs 👀) on the schedule 😳! As a trainee who was always working in someone else’s clinic, I often felt bitterly overwhelmed. But as a recent owner of my own practice, I feel only Read more…

LASIK Myths Part II 🤓

Thank you for all your great questions on my last post ❤️ Let’s bust some more LASIK myths today 💪🏻! 5️⃣ Dry eye is an absolute contraindication – Many LASIK candidates already have some dryness due to contact lens wear (4x more common). Mild and moderate cases can proceed with Read more…

LASIK Myths Part I 🤓

There is a lot of misunderstanding and misplaced fear surrounding LASIK. As a board-certified LASIK surgeon and cornea specialist, I can say that my LASIK patients are some of my HAPPIEST patients. If I could have a clinic FULL of just LASIK patients, I’d be a happy camper (albeit a Read more…

The Cataract Surgery Dance

My practice is closed on Mondays, but I (happily) drive through LA traffic to staff residents in the cataract OR at USC. Residents spend their final year of residency perfecting this beautiful but dangerously precarious dance 💃🏻 as follows: 1️⃣ The cataract (a hard, cloudy lens) is skillfully broken up Read more…

Why I Did Fellowship Training

[Whitecoat Wisdom Wednesday 👩🏻‍⚕️- To do a fellowship or not to do a fellowship?🤔…] For hundreds of ophthalmology residents applying to fellowship, the deadline to submit their rank list is next week! A fellowship is an optional 1+ year(s) of additional specialized training after residency. I was so blessed to Read more…

LA County Strong

Today was my first day staffing residents in the cataract OR at USC+LA County Medical Center as a volunteer attending. It was my first time walking through the old County hallways since graduation, and it brought back a flood 🌊 of memories from my residency days. Like the first time Read more…

Keep That Glass Half-Full

🍷 Glass half-empty: This past Saturday, I had to operate (15 cataracts and 5 LASIK) for 13-hours straight with little time to rest and eat in between. 🍷 Glass half-full: This past Saturday, I had the privilege of caring for 20 people who entrusted me to restore their sight during Read more…

Why I Chose Ophthalmology

[WWW 👩🏻‍⚕️- How to choose a medical specialty] Welcome to another  #whitecoatwisdomwednesday for healthcare professionals in training 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️! Following the 20/20 theme this week ( à la Justin Timberlake 😎), let’s talk about how I decided on ophthalmology. I’ve gotten so many questions about how to choose a medical specialty. Consider Read more…

Super Surgery Weekend

Survived another Super Surgery Weekend! And boy what a weekend it was. Did 40 👀 cataract surgeries back to back. Once a month, we do cataract surgery 4 days in a row from Thursday until Sunday. We do this for the convenience of our patients so they don’t have to Read more…