Robert E. Feinfield, M.D., is a board certified ophthalmologist known for his expertise in intricate intraocular procedures, as well as reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid plastic surgery.
Dr. Feinfield is noted for his skills as a surgeon, as well as his concern for helping patients make the best decisions in the increasingly complex specialty of eye surgery. A noted cataract surgeon, Dr. Feinfield has pioneered improvements in cataract surgery and intraocular lens technology, using the most advanced monofocal, multifocal and toric lenses, custom chosen for each patient.
Dr. Feinfield is currently the featured cataract surgeon for the Discovery Health Channel and serves as a consultant and instructor for Alcon Surgical, teaching surgical residents. He is one of the first ophthalmologists in Los Angeles to perform “torsional” cataract surgery.
Dr. Feinfield received his residency training at the LSU/Ochsner Eye Center in New Orleans, where the first laser vision correction surgery in the world was performed by his professor, Dr. Marguerite McDonald. He has continued his interest in laser vision correction, performing PRK/LASEK, LASIK with the CustomVue VISX Star S-4 utilizing wavefront technology. He not only performs these procedures but underwent successful LASIK surgery in 1999, performed by his partner, Dr. Alan Berg.
Dr. Feinfield has continued his affiliation with Ochsner Clinic, helping to raise money for Hurricane Katrina Relief. He was recently featured on Eye on LA for his role in assisting health care in New Orleans in the wake of the hurricane.
Dr. Feinfield is also known for his expertise in cosmetic eyelid plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. One of the original investigators for the FDA on BOTOX, Dr. Feinfield has developed a reputation as an artistic surgeon with great regard for function and a natural appearance.
Dr. Feinfield graduated with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude from U.C. San Diego and the University of Bergen, Norway. He is an appointed Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California and has served as Chairman of Ophthalmology at Providence Saint Joseph medical Center in Burbank, while also serving on the board of directors for Pacific Surgery Center.
Dr. Feinfield spends his leisure time playing and producing music, fly fishing, playing golf and tennis with his wife, and coaching his three boys.
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