Dr. Jonathan Davidorf Lasik and Cataract Surgeon Southern California

Los Angeles-San Fernando LASIK and Cataract Surgeon Dr. Jonathan M. Davidorf, M.D.

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    Dr. Jonathan M. Davidorf., M.D.

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    Dr. Jonathan M. Davidorf, M.D.: all-laser (bladeless) LASIK, custom LASIK and PRK, cataract surgery, refractive surgery procedures with lens implants (IOL's), corneal transplants, astigmatic incisions (including LRIs) .

    Dr. Davidorf is a Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute.

    Dr. Davidorf has served as the Team Ophthalmologist for the L.A. Avengers

    Dr. Davidorf has served as the chief Ophthalmologist for the Women's World Cup.

    Dr. Davidorf course, 'Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery' is attended by eye surgeons globally.

    Dr. Davidorf treats patients in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Beverly Hills, Burbank, Camarillo, Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Oxnard, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, Westlake Village, West Los Angeles, Westwood, and surrounding communities.  


Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Jonathan Davidorf has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK SurgeonsTM estimates place him among the top 1% of LASIK, laser eye surgery, refractive, and cataract surgery, and vision correction experts in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Davidorf has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Davidorf’s exceptional and extensive qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK, cataract and refractive surgeon include:

  • First LASIK surgeon in California to perform LASIK for farsightedness (hyperopia).
  • Among the first cataract surgeons to offer Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in the United States
  • Author of first LASIK textbook: LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction.
  • Co-Author of "LASIK: a Guide to Laser Vision Correction" (for consumers)
  • Over 27 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK.
  • Over 30 years in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK).
  • Performed over 15,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures.
  • Performed over 20,000 cataract surgery procedures, including lens implants (IOLs).
  • Performed over 500 corneal transplant surgery procedures.
  • Performed over 500 EVO ICL surgery procedures.
  • Principal investigator for 16 FDA studies as well as co-investigator for 5 other studies. Recent FDA approval studies include:
    • New Phakic IOL Technology.
    • New Accommodating IOL (presbyopia lens implant) Technology.
  • Leading Innovator in the field of premium refractive cataract surgery by Ocular Surgery News in 2016 and selected as one of the 10 Best Corrective Eye Surgeons for California in 2017.
  • Published first papers (journal articles) on Bioptics vision correction (combined LASIK and Implantable Contact Lenses).
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery Expert Witness: Over 30 years experience providing expert witness services on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including over 50 cases reviewed and over 30 cases where Dr. Davidorf provided expert testimony for cases involving the following refractive and cataract eye surgery procedures.
  • Offers Complete Refractive Care:
    • Dr. Davidorf offers a full range of vision correction surgery options, including LASIK, PRK, a wide range of lens implants (IOLs) for RLE/CLE and cataract surgery procedures,  corneal transplants, and other refractive surgery options. 
  • All-Laser LASIK(Bladeless) using the IntraLase and Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix technologies for a safer, more precise LASIK procedure..
  • Custom LASIK and PRK, including:
    • Wavefront Guided LASIK and PRK
    • Wavefront Optimized LASIK and PRK
    • Topography-Guided PRK 
  • Cataract Surgery including Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery 
  • Lens Implants (IOLs) for phakic lens implant procedures, Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)| Refractive Lens Exchange and Cataract Surgery procedures, including:
    • Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs), including EVO ICLs
    • Light Adjustable Lenses (LALs)-- the first and only intraocular lens that allows patients to customize their vision after a cataract surgery or an CLE/RLE procedure. For more information please visit Light Adjustable Lenses by RxSIGHT.
    • Toric Lenses
    • Accommodating Lenses, Multifocal Lenses, and Monofocal Lenses
  • Other refractive surgery procedures: 
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction procedure performed by another doctor.
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have had their LASIK and other refractive surgeries performed by this Surgeon..
  • Provided expert witness and case review for refractive and cataract surgery for over 50 cases.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute(1997-Present).
    • Senior Honor Award, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine (2023)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Member).
    • Achievement Award.
  • American Medical Association (Member).
  • Physician Recognition Award recipient, 2001 - 2004.
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Member)
    • “Pediatric Refractive Surgery” presentation selected “Best of 2003” ASCRS Symposium.
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (Member).
    • Past member of Documents Committee.
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute(1997-Present).
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (1998-1999).
    • Documents Committee.
  • Consultant for Alcon, Inc. (manufacturer of lasers for vision correction).
  • Consultant for Refractec, Inc. (manufacturer of device used for Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)).
  • Reviewer: Ophthalmology, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Survey of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology.
  • Over 50 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published.
  • 10 textbook chapters and author of LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction.
  • 5 textbooks edited
  • Over 30 videos and podcasts.
  • Over 50 poster presentations.
  • Served as a panelist or moderator on over 50 panels at major eye meetings.
  • Over 100 wet labs and courses taught. 
  • Over 250 lectures and presentations on research topics in refractive surgery at major eye meetings.
    • Includes presentations at AAO, ASCRS and Hawaii Ophthalmological Society Annual Conventions.
  • Selected multiple times as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Bausch & Lomb’s Clarity Award in 2003
  • Team Ophthalmologist: L.A. Avengers .
  • Chief Ophthalmologist: Women's World Cup.
  • Co-director, Friends of Vision Foundation (2000-01).
  • Honorary Chairman of NRCC Physicians Advisory Board (2004-05).
  • Medical Advisory Board: Refractec, Inc. (1998-present).
  • Medical Records Committee: West Hills Hospital (2001-present).
  • Quality Assurance Committee: West Hills Surgery Center (2002-present).
  • Medical Executive Committee: Motion Picture Health and Welfare Fund (2004-06).
  • Refractive Surgery Section Editor: Techniques in Ophthalmology (2004-present).
  • Listed in the Millennium Edition of National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals.
  • Honored Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America, Millennium Edition 2000-2001.
  • Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.

Jonathan M. Davidorf, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Director of the Davidorf Eye Group in West Hills, California, where he specializes in laser vision correction and lens implant surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute and has served as Director of Surgeon Training for Refractec, Inc., Chief Ophthalmologist for the Women’s World Cup, and Co-Director of Friends of Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and surgical ophthalmologic care to underdeveloped nations. Dr. Davidorf was an Academic All-American at the University of California, Berkeley; he continued his training at the University of California, San Diego, UCLA, and Ohio State University. He completed an international fellowship in refractive surgery in South America, where he researched and helped develop LASIK and other refractive surgery techniques, several years before their approval in the United States.

Among his publications are the definitive scientific papers on implantable contact lenses and Bioptics vision correction surgery and pioneering work on pediatric LASIK. Dr. Davidorf is also co-author of LASIK: Principles and Techniques, the first medical textbook on LASIK. He has served as investigator for many clinical trials, including the investigations that led to FDA approval of LASIK. In 1999, Dr. Davidorf received recognition from the International Society of Refractive Surgery for best research by a vision scientist.

Dr. Davidorf has delivered award-winning presentations to national and international audiences on the subject of refractive surgery and continues to train other ophthalmologists on advanced surgical techniques. His course, “Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery,” is attended by ophthalmologists and surgeons from around the world. He is a lecturer and course director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Davidorf received Bausch & Lomb’s Clarity Award in 2003 for his leadership and experience with Wavefront technology, and was selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2004. His media appearances include news telecasts for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. He has also been interviewed for numerous radio programs and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles coast to coast.

Call Davidorf Eye Group today at (818) 883-0112Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Davidorf,  or fill out the Online Contact form for Davidorf Eye Group to schedule a laser vision correction, refractive surgery procedure, or cataract surgery consultation  today.  

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