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CHOC Welcomes Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist

Earlier this year, pediatric eye surgeon Dr. David Sami was recruited to bring new expertise and support for Pediatric Ophthalmology at CHOC. Board-certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Sami received his medical degree from UCLA, and was trained in Ophthalmology at the California–Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. His skills as a pediatric specialist were honed by fellowships at some of the most prestigious institutes and hospitals of the world, including: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London; Institute of Child Health, London, England; and the Boston Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology Division of the Harvard School of Medicine.

His academic interests are varied and include research and publications in relation to development of the visual system, motility of ocular prosthesis, genetic eye disorders, and visual disease associated with prematurity. He has authored book chapters, major journal review, and original clinical research.

Dr. Sami is division chief of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus for the CHOC Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty. The new ophthalmology facility is located at 845 La Veta Street, Suite 107 B, in Orange. The clinic offers full handicap access, and has functional and aesthetic design elements to accommodate the special needs of pediatric patients and their parents. Dr. Sami is fluent in Farsi and medical Spanish. The clinic staff is fluent in Spanish.

Outpatient, emergency and in-patient clinical services are offered for a wide range of pediatric ophthalmic disorders, including:

  • Strabismus (children & adults)
  • Amblyopia
  • Tearing eyes
  • Infantile and childhood cataracts
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Traumatic eye injuries
  • Complications of ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)
  • Periocular hemangiomas
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelids)
  • Complications of systemic disorders.

For more information, please call 714-289-2389.


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