Dr. Sumit "Sam" Garg is a UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in complex cataract surgery, corneal degeneration and cornea transplantation,

Sumit Garg, MD


Ophthalmology, Cornea Surgery, Cataract Surgery

Clinical Interests

cataract surgery, collagen crosslinking, complex cataract surgery, corneal degeneration, corneal infections, cornea surgery, cornea transplant, Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), dry eye, femtosecond laser keratoplasty (corneal transplant), post-refractive cataract surgery, toric intraocular lens, Implantable mini telescope (IMT), Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, pterygium surgery, keratoconus (Intacs corneal implant), LipiFlow® dry eye treatment, femtosecond laser-enabled cataract surgery, Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), presbyopia correcting intraocular lens extended depth of focus, multifocal lens, accommodating lens

Nickname: Sam
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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
New York Medical College
Olive View - University of California Los AngelesInternal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine - OpthamalogyOphthalmology
University of California, Irvine Medical CenterOphthalmology
University of California, IrvineDiseases & Surgery of Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Systerm
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • Medical Director — Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Ophthalmology — Department of Ophthalmology
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® — Ophthalmology — 2013, 2015-2016
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2015-2023
  • Top Ophthalmologist, International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP)
More Information

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Aging Eye
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-linking
  • Corneal Transplantation, Advances
  • Eye Topics, General
  • LASIK/Refractive Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration, Implantable Mini-Telescope
  • Ophthalmic Emergencies

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