Physicians

Nicole Fram, MD

Dr. Nicole Fram is a nationally recognized ophthalmologist in the areas of refractive and complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and external disease. She is the managing partner of Advanced Vision Care and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Nicole Fram, MD

She completed her residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital and served as the co-chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Cornea and External disease at Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Academically, she has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters in the areas of cataract and corneal disease. She serves as the Chair of the Cataract Subcommittee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the editor of the Cataract Consultation Section of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS), and is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) 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 both nationally and internationally and enjoys teaching innovative surgical techniques to colleagues, residents, and fellows.

SAHAR BEDROOD, MD, PhD

Dr. Sahar Bedrood is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract specialist. 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 is an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences on the topic of 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 2017-2021 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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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.

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.

Ayaka Sato, OD

Dr. Ayaka Sato is a Comprehensive Optometrist who 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.

Samantha Dodda, OD

Samantha Dodda is a residency trained optometrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Dodda received her training at the Illinois College of Optometry, and during her time there she was inducted to the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society and graduated with clinical honors. She also spent her summers participating in corneal research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from which she has co-authored and published multiple papers.

Dr. Dodda then went on to complete her residency at the Indiana University School of Optometry, earning the distinction of Consultant of the Year, and is the youngest clinician to have received this award. During her residency training, Dr. Dodda focused on anterior segment disease, dry eye treatment and management, and ocular emergency services. She hopes to continually be at the forefront of eye care, clinical research, and provide the most innovative practice techniques to her patients.

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