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Awards and Publications
Dr. Yaghouti is a leading corneal and refractive surgery specialist educating eye surgeons from all over the world about the most recent advances in refractive surgery. He is proud to have been the choice of fellow physicians and their wives when seeking a specialist in the area of laser vision correction.
A Phi Beta Kappa high honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Yaghouti received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Southern California. He was a resident and chief resident of ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center where he performed his first refractive procedure in 1995. He was one of only a handful of ophthalmologists who has completed a formal two year fellowship specializing in Refractive Surgery, Cornea and External Eye disease at the renowned Harvard Medical School. In fact he is the only certified refractive surgery specialist from Harvard Medical School in the state of California. Following his fellowship, Dr. Yaghouti joined the Laser Eye Center where he acted as the chief surgeon and performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures. Later, he became the president and the medical director of Global Laser Vision.
Dr. Yaghouti is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has certifications in: Nidek PRK, VISX PRK H-PRK, and PRKa, Summit Technology PRK and PRKa, Chiron Vision C-LASLK, and Microtech Moria LASIK. He has earned prestigious scholarships and fellowships for academic achievements and ophthalmology research and won numerous awards for excellence in ophthalmology including Patient's Choice award, America's Top Ophthalmology award, Best Lasik Surgeon in San Diego award, Physicians Dedicated to the Health of America award, and Top Doc's award.
Dr. Yaghouti has conducted numerous research projects in the field of cornea and refractive surgery and has written and published many articles in these areas. He has lectured and presented various significant research papers on advances in cornea and refractive surgery at national ophthalmology meetings. Furthermore, he has been distinguished for the design and development of many instruments and software used today in refractive and ophthalmic surgeries.
Dr. Yaghouti is a dedicated member to a variety of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and International Society of Online Ophthalmologists.
At Global Laser Vision, Dr. Yaghouti has been able to apply his skills to treating a wide range of eye disorders. His practice specializes in LASIK, Excimer Laser PRK and PTK, Radial and Astigmatic Keratotomy, clear lens extraction, corneal transplants, no-stitch cataract surgery, pterygium excision, general eye examinations, and prescribing contact lens and glasses. To date, Dr. Yaghouti has performed well over 70,000 laser and refractive surgical procedures and hundreds of pterygium surgeries.
In his leisure time, Dr. Yaghouti enjoys playing racquetball, painting, and swimming. In his opinion, the most fascinating aspect of ophthalmology is the new technology, patient care and the amazing ability to restore eyesight.
Verified Patient Reviews
Everybody in the office was amazing and super sweet! One of the receptionist named Brian was so funny and cares so much about all the patients it's amazing! Everybody there is the same but Brian really kept me laughing the entire time and talk about hard-working! He tries to make sure that he doesn't give you information unless he knows that it is absolutely certain to be true! If Brian says so, it's so!
All professional staff, beautiful offices
Excellent patient listening skills!
Everyone was friendly and professional. I would highly recommend the office.
It was simple, easy, and fast but everything was explained well to me.
Doctor was good but the entire appointment took almost 3 hours! I pre filled my info from the web form but they asked me again to do it on paper (3:30pm). At 5:45pm they were still trying to get info from the insurance that at that point was closed.
Doctor Yaghouti was very nice intelligent very comfortable all thru the process...
Excellent. I felt very comfortable wih the doctors and the staff. They are very professional and personable.
Most thorough eye exam I've ever had. Extremely competent doctor. Highly recommend. Very nice staff.
New to the area. They helped me out with my new insurance and set everything up. Fast and easy.
Excellent! I got exactly what I expected and wanted. What more can I ask for!!!