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Dr. Marjan Farid is a UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery and cornea stem cell transplantation.

Marjan Farid, MD


Ophthalmology, Cornea Surgery

Clinical Interests

cataract surgery, newest developments in intraocular lens technology, corneal disease and transplantation, corneal limbal stem cell transplantation, keratoprosthesis, refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish
Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Scripps Mercy Hospital/San DiegoTransitional
UCI School of MedicineOphthalmology
UCI School of MedicineOphthalmology
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair — Department of Ophthalmology and Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • Director, Cornea, Refractive & Cataract Surgery — UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2012-2023
  • Best Doctors in America® — Ophthalmology — 2011-2013, 2015-2016
  • ISOV Award for Outstanding research — 2006
More Information

Dr. Marjan Farid is board-certified UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, and the treatment of ocular surface disorders.

She performs all types of corneal transplants, including femtosecond laser-enabled lamellar keratoplasty. She also performs limbal stem cell transplants and artificial corneal transplants to treat severe ocular surface disorders.

Farid earned her medical degree at UC San Diego, followed by an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the UCI School of Medicine, where she also received fellowship training in cornea and external disease under the late Dr. Roger Steinert, an international pioneer in refractive laser surgery.

Her research focus is on corneal surgery and the use of the femtosecond laser in corneal transplantation. Her work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals.

Farid, who also is fluent in Farsi and Spanish, sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Aging Eye
  • Blinding Diseases of the Eye
  • Cataract and Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Disease and Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Dry Eye
  • Eye Diseases
  • Intraocular Lens Implant with Femotsecond Laser
  • Ophthalmic Trauma and Emergencies
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Surgery (LASIK, PRK, etc.)

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-2020
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057