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Sumit Garg MD

Sumit Garg MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, Medical Director, and Associate Professor in Cataract, Refractive, External Disease and Corneal Surgery, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Dr. Sumit (Sam) Garg is Vice Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, Medical Director, and an Associate Professor in Cataract, Refractive, External Disease and Corneal Surgery at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Garg participates in numerous research projects, many of which he has presented at national and international meetings.  Dr. Garg is actively participating in research related to the use of lasers in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, “big data” for cataract outcomes, and dry eye disease.  He has been invited to lecture at meetings and symposia locally, nationally and internationally.  In addition to his research activities, Dr. Garg has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. 

Dr. Garg currently serves as chair of the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons clinical committee and a co-medical director for SightLife.  Additionally, he is currently medical monitor for Samsara, Inc and chief medical advisor to LensGen, Inc. 

He has been recognized in Best Doctors and Super Doctors "Rising Stars” yearly since 2013 and has received the Orange County Medical Association’s Physician of Excellence award since 2014.  Additionally, he was chosen by Ocular Surgery News as a Premier 300 Refractive Cataract Surgeon. 

Dr. Garg is actively involved in resident and fellow teaching. In 2014, Dr. Garg published a textbook entitled, “Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications,” a manual designed for the education of ophthalmology trainees. Dr. Garg is a highly-skilled clinician, surgeon, and teacher, and has particular expertise in cataract surgery and complication management, corneal (PKP, FLEK, DSEK, DMEK), conjunctival, and refractive surgery.  


Dr. Garg is a consultant to: Allergan, CorneaGen, Dompe, Expert Opinion, ForSight Robotics, Glaukos, Johnson and Johnson Vision, Kala, LensGen, New World Medical, Novartis, OcuTrx, Omera, Orasis, Oyster Point, SightSciences, Samsara, Spyglass, Tarsus, Visus, and Zeiss.



Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses With Prior Surgery