The Southern California Eye Institute shares its heartfelt empathy with the individuals and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our patients and our eye care team is paramount to everything that we do.
I am writing to make you aware of the precautions we are taking to protect our patients, our staff and our physicians as we navigate this unprecedented global health crisis. As the situation rapidly evolves, our team remains committed to providing essential services to those in need.
We have taken the following steps to ensure your safety:
We are continuing to monitor the course of the pandemic and will provide you with additional updates.
Please stay home and please stay safe by taking all necessary precautions.Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Experienced, board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. He is one of few refractive surgeons who also specializes in surgery of the cornea - the part of the eye that is treated by LASIK and most other types of refractive surgery. Because of his training, experience and outstanding results, Dr. Fuerst receives many referrals from other eye specialists for both routine and complex eye surgery, as well as many referrals from satisfied patients.
He completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago and his Cornea I External Disease fellowship at the Proctor Foundation of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He is recognized as a mentor and educator, having served as residency program director at White Memorial Medical Center and on the teaching staff of the University of Southern California.