Douglas Katsev, MD

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Areas of Expertise

  • LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Corneal surgery (laser treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as corneal transplants)

To schedule your Lasik surgery, please call (805) 681-8951.


Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for many years of distinguished service to the programs of the Society (2012)
  • Chief (former), Ophthalmology Department, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Chief (former), Ophthalmology Department, St. Francis Hospital
  • National and international lecturer on cataract and refractive surgery
  • Dr. Katsev is involved in FDA clinical studies for new intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, and is a consultant to ophthalmology companies on new instruments and techniques
  • 2014 Santa Barbara News-Press Readers' Choice Award - Runner Up - Best Lasik Surgeon

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1990 (29 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Emory University


  • University of California, Los Angeles/Jules Stein Eye Institute


  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Additional Information


  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Cataract & Refractive Surgery Society
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Member, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

In the News

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