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Dr. Douglas Katsev - LASIK and Laser Eye Surgeon

Douglas A. Katsev, MD

Douglas A. Katsev, MDDr. Douglas A. Katsev joined Sansum Clinic in 1990. Dr. Katsev is a board certified ophthalmologist trained in cornea refractive surgery at the prestigious Jules Stein Institute at UCLA. He received his bachelor's degree (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Louis University in Missouri and his medical degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his residency at Bethesda Eye Institute followed by a fellowship in cornea and external disease at UCLA Jules Stein Institute.

Dr. Katsev is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the International Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and, is an affiliate of Surgical Eye Expedition (SEE) International. In 2012 he recieved the Amercan Academy of Ophthalmology Acheivement Award for many years of distinguished service to the programs of the Society. He specializes in corneal surgery, which includes laser treatment on nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, as well as corneal transplants. He is certified in all of the latest Excimer laser systems and uses state-of-the-art laser technology.

As a frequent guest lecturer and also instructor in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, he is also on the editorial board of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today as well as a board member of American College of Eye Surgeons. Dr. Katsev is involved in FDA clinical studies for new intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and is consultant to ophthalmology companies on new instruments and techniques.


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29 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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