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Top cataract and refractive surgery specialist

Dr. James Khodabakhsh, MD, is well known as the leading refractive and cataract surgeon in Southern California. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, he has achieved recognition as an authority in advanced eye surgery in Torrance. At the Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr. Khodabakhsh offers exceptional personalized care for the individual patient. Dr. Khodabakhsh is presently the Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center which is consistently ranked as one of the top centers in the US.

Background and Education

Dr. Khodabakhsh completed his medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed residency training at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He then pursued further subspecialty surgical training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Upon completion of training, Dr. Khodabakhsh joined the faculty of New York Medical College as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology. 

He is a pioneer in the field of premium cataract surgery and was one of the first surgeons in the world to use femtosecond laser technology for cataract removal. He is also consistently one of the first users of the newest premium intraocular lens implants. He is a consultant, key opinion leader, and speaker for most major ophthalmic companies including Bausch and Lomb, Johnson and Johnson, Alcon, Zeiss, Merck, Novartis, Shire, and Sun Pharmaceuticals. He has performed numerous clinical trials and is presently engaged in 3 separate FDA trials for cataract surgery and dry eyes.

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Author and Lecturer

Dr. Khodabakhsh is also a prolific author, and his publications have been highlighted in several leading ophthalmic publications, including The American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a highly-regarded national and international lecturer on anterior segment eye disease and refractive surgery.

State-of-the-art treatments and technology

Eye and vision treatments are an ever-evolving field, and Dr. Khodabakhsh has remained ahead of the curve throughout his career. Beyond his dedication to providing the most advanced diagnostics and treatments, he and the entire staff at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology are committed to providing superior patient care and individualized service.

Hospital and surgery center affiliations

Dr. Khodabakhsh serves as the Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology at Cedars-Sinai, where he has overseen over 100 ophthalmologists since 2017. For patient convenience, Dr. Khodabakhsh maintains surgical credentials at Specialty Surgical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and 90210 Surgery Center.

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