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Eduardo Besser, MD

Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology located in Culver City, CA

Eduardo Besser, MD is an eye physician and surgeon who has dedicated himself to his patients’ visual health since 2002. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. As a founding member of Angeles Eye Institute in Culver City, he specializes in refractive cataract surgery and laser vision correction in an effort to free patients from eyeglasses and contact lenses. He also provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, managing a wide breadth of acute and chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, red/dry eyes, and chalazion removal.

Dr. Besser enjoys a distinguished reputation in the ophthalmology community for his surgical skill and high success rate. He is also highly regarded for clear communication skills and a talent for establishing rapport and trust with patients. Numerous medical colleagues – including fellow ophthalmologists and eye surgery technicians – have entrusted their own family members to Dr. Besser’s care. These medical professionals see firsthand the surgical technique and postoperative results of many, many ophthalmologists. When it’s time to choose a surgeon for themselves or a loved one, they choose Dr. Besser.

Always on the hunt for new ways to improve patient outcomes, Dr. Besser has developed and patented several industry-leading surgical instruments, including the Josephberg/Besser Scleral Depressor, which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, and specialty forceps for complicated cataract procedures. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, and lectures on current cataract surgery techniques at ophthalmology meetings and courses.

After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Besser earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, subsequently completing his residency training at New York Medical College and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Besser was awarded the title of Chief Resident in Ophthalmology during his senior year. Upon graduating and relocating back to Southern California, he established himself in private practice. He continues to enjoy teaching advanced cataract surgery to medical residents at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

No one attains success without the help of others along the way, and Dr. Besser pays it forward by donating his services locally and internationally. Over the years, he has donated his time to the Venice Family Clinic, helping to screen patients via telemedicine, often providing free services to patients who would otherwise have no access to care. He has also participated in pro bono medical/surgical missions to Mexico and Nicaragua.

Having been born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Besser speaks fluent Spanish and English, and his office staff can translate Russian, Spanish and French. After years in practice and thousands of surgical procedures, he still feels fortunate to practice ophthalmology in the City of Angels.

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

 

Surgical Instructor, Ophthalmology

Harbor-UCLA

 

Residency

New York Medical College

Internship

 

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

 

Medical Doctorate

Boston University School of Medicine

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Eduardo Besser, MD

Eduardo Besser, MD is an eye physician and surgeon who has dedicated himself to his patients’ visual health since 2002. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. As a founding member of Angeles Eye Institute in Culver City, he specializes in refractive cataract surgery and laser vision correction in an effort to free patients from eyeglasses and contact lenses. He also provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, managing a wide breadth of acute and chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, red/dry eyes, and chalazion removal.

Dr. Besser enjoys a distinguished reputation in the ophthalmology community for his surgical skill and high success rate. He is also highly regarded for clear communication skills and a talent for establishing rapport and trust with patients. Numerous medical colleagues – including fellow ophthalmologists and eye surgery technicians – have entrusted their own family members to Dr. Besser’s care. These medical professionals see firsthand the surgical technique and postoperative results of many, many ophthalmologists. When it’s time to choose a surgeon for themselves or a loved one, they choose Dr. Besser.

Always on the hunt for new ways to improve patient outcomes, Dr. Besser has developed and patented several industry-leading surgical instruments, including the Josephberg/Besser Scleral Depressor, which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, and specialty forceps for complicated cataract procedures. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, and lectures on current cataract surgery techniques at ophthalmology meetings and courses.

After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Besser earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, subsequently completing his residency training at New York Medical College and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Besser was awarded the title of Chief Resident in Ophthalmology during his senior year. Upon graduating and relocating back to Southern California, he established himself in private practice. He continues to enjoy teaching advanced cataract surgery to medical residents at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

No one attains success without the help of others along the way, and Dr. Besser pays it forward by donating his services locally and internationally. Over the years, he has donated his time to the Venice Family Clinic, helping to screen patients via telemedicine, often providing free services to patients who would otherwise have no access to care. He has also participated in pro bono medical/surgical missions to Mexico and Nicaragua.

Having been born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Besser speaks fluent Spanish and English, and his office staff can translate Russian, Spanish and French. After years in practice and thousands of surgical procedures, he still feels fortunate to practice ophthalmology in the City of Angels.

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

 

Surgical Instructor, Ophthalmology

Harbor-UCLA

 

Residency

New York Medical College

Internship

 

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

 

Medical Doctorate

Boston University School of Medicine


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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "As for Dr. Besser I have never had any doctor explain to me and show me on the screen what exactly was going on with my eyes. I feel now that I am in very good hands."

    Molly C.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Besser has a wonderful, caring personality backed by extensive knowledge and experience. I give my full, personal recommendation to anyone seeking eye care."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Bottom line, the guy is amazing and I am blessed to have him as my doctor. You will not regret trusting Dr. Besser with your eyes. Promise!"

    Michele W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Besser is one of the most outstanding doctors in his field. Besides his compassion for the patient and passion for his craft, he is just a great personable person."

    Chris C.
  • Yelp

    "It's the way we discussed my eye issues - his demeanor - that set him apart and made my first appointment with him thorough, professional, effective and enjoyable."

    Alex O.
  • 5 star

    "Dr. Besser is an excellent surgeon. I wish I didn't wait so long to have my cataract removed."

    Elizabeth
  • 5 star

    "The expertise and professionalism of Dr. Besser and his staff gives me great confidence. The outcomes from surgeries has proven the confidence is warranted."

    Diane
  • 5 star

    "I will always recommend to my family and friends. He is efficient, knowledgeable, and courteous."

    Carmen
  • 5 star

    "He made me feel totally at ease in a procedure I was nervous. I'm super pleased."

    Corey
  • 5 star

    "Dr. Besser and staff are very well established, concerned about their patients, very professional, caring and explains very positive answers."

    Lonnie
  • 5 star

    "This is the best doctor and staff of any medical institution that I've been in. They make you feel like family!"

    Linda
Location
Eduardo Besser, MD
9808 Venice Boulevard, Suite 400
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310-838-0202
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310-838-0202