Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology: UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Internationally recognized eye specialist

Dr. Soroudi is an internationally recognized, board-certified, subspecialty-trained Ophthalmologist who specializes in all aspects of vision corrective surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and eyelid plastic surgery. Having personally performed more than 30,000 successful eye and eyelid procedures, Dr. Soroudi is recognized as one of the most experienced, meticulous, and highly respected experts in his field.

Meet Dr. Ebbie Soroudi

Welcome to Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers

Background and education

Undergraduate studies: Dr. Soroudi completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering and graduated near the top of his class with magna cum laude honors from USC, considered one of the most prestigious engineering programs in the world. Here, he received the coveted Howard Hughes Award for his research in gene therapy.

Master’s degree

Dr. Soroudi obtained his Master of Science Degree in Physiological Science from UCLA in only one year (two-year program) and published his thesis on the utility of radiofrequency technology to remove tumors in the human orbit at the Oculoplastic Division of the Stein Eye Institute.

Medical degree

Dr. Soroudi went on to the prestigious University of California, Irvine School of Medicine to obtain his Medical Degree. Here, he was awarded a fellowship by the U.S. Government to conduct research in ocular gene therapy at the world-famous National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health/NIH) in Maryland. His research here may someday be able to cure severe genetic eye diseases, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and even Macular Degeneration.

Internship

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Soroudi obtained extensive surgical training at the Los Angeles County Hospital as a General Surgery intern.

Orbital specialization

Dr. Soroudi spent a year at the Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA, where he pursued his research interests in thyroid-related (Graves) orbital disease and clinical interests in complex eyelid surgery under the tutelage of his mentor, Professor Robert Alan Goldberg, past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. His research findings here have been published multiple times in the prestigious Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Clinical fellowship

Dr. Soroudi completed an elite clinical fellowship in kerato-refractive surgery under the tutelage of Professors James Salz, past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and Yaron Rabinowitz, one of the foremost world experts in treating keratoconus. Here, he sub-specialized in performing all-laser LASIK (which was a brand new technology at the time), flapless LASIK/PRK, and Intacs corneal implantation to treat irregular astigmatism (keratoconus).

Experience

Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Soroudi had the honor and privilege of spending a year working alongside and learning from his old mentor, Professor Samuel Masket, past president of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Here he had the opportunity to become an expert in performing complex cataract and lens replacement surgery under the guidance of literally one of the best cataract surgeons in the world.

Residency & Chief Residency:

Dr. Soroudi completed his residency and served as chief resident in Ophthalmology at the
Los Angeles County Hospital in South Central Los Angeles, under the supervision of internationally recognized eye surgeons from the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Through this experience at a Level-I Trauma Center, he gained tremendous experience in performing some of the most challenging operations involving every subspecialty in Ophthalmology, including complex Cataract Operations, Corneal Transplantation, Glaucoma Surgery, treating severe Diabetic Retinal Disease, as well as repairing severe eye & eyelid trauma from bullet wounds, knife wounds, occupational injuries, etc. During his last year in training, Dr. Soroudi had the rare opportunity to spend 4 full days a week in surgery, so in essence, he completed a combined fellowship in Cornea, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, and Oculoplastic Surgery, and he still routinely treats patients suffering from a variety of complicated eye conditions with equal prowess.

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Published author

Dr. Soroudi has authored a book titled “Advanced Refractive Surgery” and has published multiple research papers in respected peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

Inventions and patents

Dr. Soroudi holds three U.S. patents on the technology used to make “self-heating” compresses designed to treat styes and chalazia and other common eyelid conditions (blepharitis and chronic dry eyes). This product, called “Eye-press,” is sold over-the-counter nationwide at more than 10,000 pharmacies, including CVS and Rite Aid.

Dr. Soroudi has also obtained another two patents on a technology that allows for the formulation of “SPF Eye Drops” designed to protect human eyes from the sun’s UV radiation. This product, called “UVista” is ideal for people who spend a considerable amount of time working or playing outside in hot climates, such as surfers, outdoor workers, or others.

This treatment could potentially prevent the development of pterygia (ingrowth of blood vessels into the cornea causing redness and or in extreme cases, vision loss). This product is currently being developed and will be available over-the-counter nationally and internationally.

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Clinical instructor at UCLA Jules Stein Institute

Dr. Soroudi serves as a volunteer Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, and he continues to be involved in research and teaching. He speaks fluent English, Farsi, and Spanish and is semi-fluent in Italian. 

On a personal note

Dr. Soroudi rarely has free time, but when he does, he greatly enjoys riding horses and playing polo.

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