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
Director of Ambulatory Surgery
Los Angeles and Bakersfield
Jacob Reznik, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon specializing is modern, all laser cataract and refractive surgery. In addition, he is director of ambulatory surgery at Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI) located at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a nationally recognized acute care facility providing compassionate support for Hollywood and its surrounding communities since 1924.
Jacob Reznik is a third generation physician and second generation ophthalmologist. Specializing as a cataract surgeon with more than 12,000 procedures completed to date, Jacob Reznik has contributed to multiple scientific studies including safety of modern refractive surgery, treatment of ocular infections and age-related macular degeneration. He has several scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Refractive Surgery and Expert Review Ophthalmology. He has presented his research findings at global and domestic conferences such as the International Congress of Genetics, American Academy of Ophthalmology National Meeting and the Wilmer Research Association.
Jacob Reznik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has received numerous honors and awards including a full Regents Scholarship from University of California, Irvine, to attend medical school and a research grant from the Burns and Allen Research Institute at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
A native of Russia, Jacob Reznik moved at an early age to Southern California. Jacob Reznik received his medical degree from University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. He moved on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at the internationally renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. After residency, Jacob Reznik received additional sub-specialty training in refractive surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While at Johns Hopkins, he renewed his dedication to volunteer work and giving back to the community by organizing community ocular disease screening events for local underserved communities.