Michael Colvard, MD, Ophthalmologist with the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Colvard, who serves patients in Encino, California.

Dr. Colvard is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent eye surgeons. He has developed many surgical techniques and designed a variety of instruments used in eye surgery all over the world. The focus of his innovative work has always been patient safety. For example, the “Colvard Pupillometer,” an instrument used in the preoperative evaluation of patients for laser vision correction and cataract surgery, was designed and developed by Dr. Colvard.  This device, used by virtually every outstanding LASIK surgeon in the world today, has helped to improve the process of patient selection in laser vision correction.

Dr. Colvard is the Director of the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center in Encino, California. The Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center is a nationally recognized practice specializing in the medical and surgical management of a comprehensive range of eye conditions. The Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, thoughtful and personalized care, using the finest and most advanced technology available today.

Dr. Colvard is the also the Founder and Medical Director of the Friends of Vision Foundation – an organization supporting medical charities in third world countries. Moreover, he is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Dr. Colvard is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States. Founded in 1916, the ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Dr. Colvard’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1973, when he graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Thereafter, he went on to complete his internship with the Tufts New England Medical Center. Driven to further his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Colvard undertook his residency and fellowship training with the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Colvard has earned the coveted titles of Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.

Dr. Colvard is recognized for his expertise as an educator and innovator in his field. He is the editor and principal contributor of the textbook, “Achieving Excellence in Cataract Surgery”.

Dr. Colvard has been named one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, one of the nation’s “Best Doctors” in the Guide to Top Doctors by Consumers’ Checkbook, as well as one of “LA’s Super Doctors” by Los Angeles Magazine.

Dr. Colvard has received the prestigious “Honor Award” for his commitment and dedication to teaching by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The “Honor Award” recognizes individuals for their lifetime contributions to teaching and to scientific advancement of the field of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract and corneal surgery. In his field, Dr. Colvard takes interest in glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, blepharitis, astigmatism, diabetes, presbyopia, farsightedness, nearsightedness, conjunctivitis, and dry eye syndrome.

Learn More about Dr. Michael Colvard:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1791022-David-Colvard-ophthalmologist-Encino-CA-91316 or through the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center, http://colvardvision.com/site/d-michael-colvard-m-d-f-a-c-s/

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