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
Nicole M. Fuerst, MD is a native of Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude with an Sc.B. in Biology from Brown University and received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where she received multiple teaching awards. She finished a clinical and research fellowship in cornea and external disease at the renowned Duke Eye Center in North Carolina, where she performed the latest techniques in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery. She is board certified in ophthalmology and specializes in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery.
Her research interests include dry eye disease and surgical imaging systems to improve surgical outcomes. She has presented her research at the American Academy of Ophtha Imo logy (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO).
She is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.