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Jules Stein Eye Center Debuts in Santa Monica


CU-JSEI Santa Monica ClinicUCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute has begun offering its world-renowned comprehensive and subspecialty eye care at a new location in Santa Monica. The Jules Stein Eye Center, Santa Monica offers nearly all the evaluation, diagnosis, testing and treatment services that are available at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Westwood while providing greater convenience to patients in Santa Monica and surrounding communities.

Spectrum of care

The new Jules Stein Eye Center, Santa Monica offers both routine vision care services and specialty care. With few exceptions, the same ophthalmological services available at UCLA are offered at the new center — and mostly by the same providers. UCLA experts in retinal disorders, corneal disorders, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and laser refractive surgery provide the same outstanding care that has made the Jules Stein Eye Institute one of the top eye care centers in the world.

The new center includes its own testing facilities and offers a wide range of examinations including visual field, corneal map (corneal topography), intraocular lens measurement, retinal imaging — including fluorescein angiography — and others. The new center also offers the convenience of an on-site optical shop and plenty of parking.

A history of excellence

UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute is a leading vision-care center, consistently placing among the best in U.S.News & World Report’s annual ranking of hospital ophthalmology services. In addition to providing outstanding patient care, the Jules Stein Eye Institute is among the top teaching and research centers, advancing the understanding of eye diseases, developing treatment innovations and training tomorrow’s leaders. The Jules Stein Eye Institute also has a strong commitment to contributing to the community. Its Mobile Eye Clinic delivers basic eye care services to the underprivileged in Los Angeles and outlying areas.

World-class care with neighborhood convenience

“UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Center provides Santa Monica residents with the premier services of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, which offers one of the top programs of eye care in the country,” explains Bartly Mondino, M.D., director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute. “We’re bringing this high level of care to the neighborhoods of Santa Monica.”

The new center is conveniently located just off Wilshire Boule-vard and features six exam rooms (soon to be expanded to eight), well-equipped testing facilities and an optical shop in 2,800 square feet. There is on-site parking for easy access.

With subspecialists from the Jules Stein Eye Institute also seeing patients in the new Santa Monica location, the Jules Stein Eye Center will be able to care for most of patients’ vision care needs. “The new center will take care of 90 to 95 percent of our patients’ needs in Santa Monica. For surgeries, and for some seldom-needed tests requiring specialized laboratories,, patients would be referred to our main facility in Westwood,” states Dr. Mondino.

Participating Physicians

Colin A. McCannel, M.D.
Medical Director, Jules Stein Eye Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Surgery and Disease of the Retina,
Macula and Vitreous

Gavin G. Bahadur, M.D.
Associate Physician Diplomate Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Laura Bonelli, M.D.
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology
Neuro-Ophthalmology Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Jenny J. Chon, O.D.
Staff Optometrist

D. Rex Hamilton, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, UCLA Laser Refractive Center
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Catherine Hwang, M.D.
Associate Physician Diplomate
Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Batool Jafri, M.D.
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology
Cornea, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Contact Information

Jules Stein Eye Center
1807 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: (310) 829-0160
Fax: (310) 829-0170
Email: SMPatients@jsei.ucla.edu

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