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David Yomtoub-1997

October 11, 2018

Dr. David Yomtoob is known as one of Orange County’s most prolific vision correction, cataract and glaucoma specialists. He was one of the first surgeons in the Southern California to perform laser assisted cataract surgery, and has been invited to teach cataract and glaucoma surgery to ophthalmologists in training at the Long Beach VA Medical Center and the Univeristy of California at Irvine. Dr. Yomtoob has contributed to the field of glaucoma and cataract surgery as one of the first surgeons in the world to implant the Glaukos iStent Supra device for lowering intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients. He is currently involved in FDA clinical trials in microinvasive techniques for treating patients with mild, moderate and advanced glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Yomtoob went to college at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was on the Dean’s list all 4 years. He then went to medical school at Texas Tech University where he completed a simultaneous MD/MBA program, while still finishing near the top of his class. Next, Dr. Yomtoob attended the Univeristy of Minnesota for his ophthalmology residency, where he was trained by innovators in the fields of cataract, glaucoma and corneal surgery. He then went on to complete a glaucoma fellowship at the University of California at Irvine, where he had the privilege of training under some of the most well known glaucoma specialists in the world. Because of his training, Dr. Yomtoob is an expert in the medical and surgical therapy of glaucoma, cataracts and vision correction. He was one of the first surgeons in Southern California to adopt the ORA with Verifeye system, which uses intraoperative aberrometry to improve cataract surgery outcomes in his patients. Dr. Yomtoob prides himself on providing each patient with compassionate care and cutting edge therapy. As a result, he performs a wide array of vision correction, cataract and glaucoma operations including cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal and toric lenses, Glaukos iSTENT®, aqueous shunts (tubes), trabeculectomy, Trabectome® and all forms of glaucoma laser procedures. Most recently, Dr. Yomtoob participated on a medical mission to Dhulikhel, Nepal where he performed and taught advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery techniques for the people of the region.

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