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Dr Fram cataract doctor in Los Angeles

Nicole Fram, MD

Nicole Fram, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist  and cataract doctor in Los Angeles, with an expertise in refractive and complex cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction and corneal transplantation. She is the managing partner at Advanced Vision Care in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, she is the co-fellowship director of the Masket Foundation anterior segment fellowship.

Nicole Fram, MD

Dr. Fram received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. She completed her residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia serving as Co-Chief Resident. Dr. Fram then completed a fellowship in Cornea, Refractive and External Disease at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Francis I. Proctor Foundation.

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Academically, Dr. Fram has authored several journal publications and book chapters and enjoys contributing to the field of Ophthalmology. She is the past chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Cataract Committee and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. As an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) where she serves as a member of the Cataract Committee.

Dr. Fram is passionate about being an early adopter and implementing innovative medical and surgical techniques to advance the field of ophthalmology, such as LASIK and cataract surgery. She participates in multiple clinical trials and investigator-initiated research in the areas of cataracts and corneal disease. Dr. Fram lectures nationally and internationally and enjoys teaching innovative surgical techniques to colleagues, residents and fellows.

Dr Bedrood, cataract doctor in Los Angeles

SAHAR BEDROOD, MD, PhD

Dr. Sahar Bedrood is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract doctor in Los Angeles. She has expertise in complex and advanced techniques in cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery and premium intraocular lens implantation.

She has trained with world-renowned glaucoma specialists and is an expert in interventional glaucoma, which includes cutting-edge techniques in medical glaucoma treatment as well as minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), traditional and implant glaucoma surgery, as well as laser treatments for glaucoma.

Dr. Bedrood received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry at University of California Los Angeles and went on to obtain her medical school training with a combined MD/PhD degree at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She then completed her ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute/USC + LA County Hospital, then completed her glaucoma fellowship as a Society of Heed Fellow from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She would go on to be an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Roski Eye Institute, where she continued to volunteer and teach ophthalmic surgical training to resident physicians.

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Dr. Bedrood, our cataract doctor in Los Angeles, is an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences on the topic of cataract surgery, glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. She is on the editorial board for Glaucoma Today as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeNet publication. She also serves on the Board for Women in Ophthalmology and is an ambassador for the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

She has been honored with multiple awards throughout her training for her leadership, teaching and her research endeavors. She has been named 2017-2023 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors. She currently is in private practice at Advanced Vision Care in Los Angeles, CA.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Medicine: USC Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Ophthalmology Residency: USC Roski Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Heed Fellows
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Women in Ophthalmology

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Dr Masket, cataract doctor in Los Angeles

SAMUEL MASKET, MD

Dr. Samuel Masket is a board- certified ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, and has specialized in complex and complicated cataract surgery as a cataract doctor in Los Angeles.

He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and two textbooks, which are revered by his colleagues worldwide. He has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential ophthalmologists, according to “Cataract + Refractive Surgery Today”. He is past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has served on the Board of Trustees of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Masket has performed guest surgery and lectured in many international locations, and served on teaching missions with Orbis International. Dr. Masket has developed surgical instruments and methods that are used by surgeons worldwide. He holds US Patents intraocular lens designs.

More recently Dr. Masket has developed the Samuel and Barbara Masket Foundation. It provides assistance for patients in need, supports clinical research at Advanced Vision Care, and provides post-graduate Clinical and Research Fellowships.

Dr Sato, cataract doctor in Los Angeles

Ayaka Sato, OD

Dr. Ayaka Sato is a Comprehensive Optometrist who assists our cataract doctors in Los Angeles, and has received her medical training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Sato has immense experience working with diverse patient groups, enabling her to provide a highly-personalized treatment to her patients.

Dr. Sato has a California Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents and Glaucoma Certification and a Paragon/Coopervision CRT Certification. She has worked in numerous settings, including multi-specialty MD-OD clinics and retail optical centers, prior to joining Advanced Vision Care. Dr. Sato has worked extensively with patients diagnosed with ocular disease and has experience administering cutting-edge optometric treatments, including Topcon automated phoropter, Zeiss/Oculus OCT, Lipiflow and Blephex. Her specialization is pre-op and post-op management for cataract, glaucoma and diabetes induced eye conditions.

Dr. Sato is a valued member of the American Optometric Association, in addition to having membership in the California Optometric Association and Los Angeles County Optometric Association.

Juliana Nghiem, OD

Dr. Juliana Nghiem is a comprehensive optometrist who received her training at the University of Houston, College of Optometry.

Dr. Nghiem’s history of working in various roles with a variety of vision clinics (community, specialty, and military) has prepared her to tailor a highly specialized plan for your eye care management.

Dr. Nghiem has experience in ocular surface disease, pre and post-surgical management, and comprehensive eye exams. She utilizes cutting-edge optometric treatment modalities such as Lipiflow, IPL, and other dry eye treatment measures to manage your ocular surface disease.

In her free time, Dr. Nghiem enjoys exploring the Los Angeles area for “hidden gems”, dabbling in stitch art, playing pickleball, and reading with the goal of “finishing a book every month.”

Melody Kordnaij, OD

Dr. Melody Kordnaij is a comprehensive optometrist who received her training at State University Of New York College of Optometry.

Dr. Kordnaij completed her residency in Primary Care with emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has presented at multiple optometric conferences including Global Specialty Lens Symposium and American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Kordnaij has experience in pre and post-surgical management, ocular disease, and comprehensive care. Dr. Kordnaij specializes in ocular surface disease by utilizing treatment modalities such as Lipiflow, IPL, and more to significantly improve dry eye disease.

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