Science for the Rest of Us: Introduction to Eye Care

February 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Parnassus Nursing Building, N-217

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Presenters: Drs. Emily Mak and Leila Shirazi
Topic: Introduction to Eye Care

Dr. Leila Shirazi is an optometrist in the UCSF department of pediatric ophthalmology. She is trained in pediatrics and binocular vision, which allows her to care for patients with conditions such as amblyopia, in which abnormal visual development impairs eyesight, and strabismus, in which the two eyes don't align properly when looking at targets. She has a particular interest in providing eye examinations for patients with special needs.

Shirazi earned her doctor of optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. She completed a residency in pediatric optometry and binocular vision at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. In addition to treating patients, Shirazi is a researcher with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, a collaborative network of ophthalmologists and optometrists funded by the National Eye Institute. The group runs multicenter clinical trials on treatments for strabismus, amblyopia and other eye disorders affecting children.

Dr. Emily Mak is an optometrist who provides comprehensive eye care, including exams and treatment of ocular disease. Her diverse experience includes caring for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other ocular conditions.

Mak earned her doctor of optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, graduating with honors. She completed a residency in primary eye care at the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System. During her residency, she received advanced training in comprehensive eye care – including ocular disease diagnosis and therapy, specialty contact lens fitting and eye exams for patients with low vision – in addition to teaching fourth-year optometry students.

Prior to joining UCSF, Mak worked in both private practice and corporate settings. A San Francisco native, she likes to spend her free time taking on do-it-yourself projects, practicing yoga and exploring the Bay Area.

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