Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

As part of our popular "Medicine in Our Backyard" series, featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting-edge technology in their various fields of expertise, we bring you two lectures on cataract surgery:

  • "Customizing Cataract Surgery — Choosing the Right Technology for You," presented by Dr. Sumit Garg, medical director of UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • "What You Need to Know Before Cataract Surgery," presented by Dr. Marjan Farid, director of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surface Disease Program
    UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Garg is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He is a highly-skilled clinician, surgeon and teacher and has particular expertise in cataract surgery and complication management, corneal, conjunctival and refractive surgery. He is actively participating in research related to the use of lasers in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and using intraoperative aberrometry to improve outcomes in cataract surgery.

Farid is a board-certified ophthalmologist, who performs all forms of corneal transplantation, femtosecond enabled and lamellar keratoplasty (DSEK and DALK). Her research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically in the use of the Femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation. She is the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UC Irvine Health. Farid is director of the cornea fellowship program at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

For more information, visit the Newport Beach Public Library website, or call 949-717-3818.