Dr. Antoine Fahd has been a leader in the refractive surgery industry for over 10 years. His journey into the field of medicine is somewhat unique in that he is the only refractive surgeon in California to hold an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (graduating Summa Cum Laude) and a doctorate with an emphasis in lasers and medicine. During his graduate work, Dr. Fahd worked as an investigator with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This combined experience in engineering and medicine has allowed Dr. Fahd to provide the best surgical quality and care for his patients: less than 1 percent of his LASIK patients have needed further surgery (“touch-ups”) following the original LASIK procedure. The industry average for touch-ups is 10 percent. Dr. Fahd graduated from medical school in the top 5 percent of his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Irvine, followed by a refractive surgery fellowship specializing in laser vision correction. Dr. Fahd has successfully performed over 65,000 LASIK procedures using the latest FDA-approved technologies. These include: • Allegretto 400 Eye Q Wave • VISX™ CustomVue Laser System • Ladar Wavefront/Custom Cornea® System • Intralase All-Laser LASIK • Nidek Excimer Laser System • Amadeus®, Nidek and Moria • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK®) used for treatment of presbyopia (reading glasses) • Microkeratome Systems Dr. Fahd has received several awards in recognition of his outstanding achievements in refractive surgery: • He was the first surgeon in Southern California to be awarded the Centurion Surgeon and Quality of Vision Award for his superior LASIK surgical skills. • He is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, a publication that recognizes doctors for high achievement. • An independent national study showed that Dr. Fahd has one of the lowest number of LASIK enhancements (touch-ups) following the original procedure – 1 percent as compared to the industry average of 10 percent. • He was one of the first surgeons in Southern California to perform wavefront LASIK on his patients. He has performed this procedure on his wife, who is now free of glasses and is seeing better than 20/20. • Dr Fahd’s previous LASIK practice in Orange County was voted #1 for five years in a row by a public opinion poll conducted by the Orange County Register. For those individuals who are not LASIK candidates, Dr. Fahd uses implantable contact lenses (ICLs) to help them see without glasses. He was among the first few surgeons selected in California to use ICLs (STAAR Visian™ and AMO Verisyse™ lenses). Dr. Fahd also performs state-of-the art lens implantation to help patients over 40 years old see far and close up without glasses using multifocal lenses (ReSTOR®, Crystalens, and Technis). In addition, Dr. Fahd performs no-stitch pterygium surgery using TISSEEL glue. He also performs facial cosmetic surgical procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetics, no-stitch eyelid surgery and Skin Dermal fillings. To offer the utmost in patient care, Dr. Fahd has continued to study refractory technology. He has conducted several research projects, publications, and abstracts pertaining to excimer lasers and photoablation of human corneal tissues. On an academic level, Dr. Fahd has positioned himself as an educator in the field of refractive surgery. He holds a clinical faculty position at Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, where he assists new residents in the operating room as well as in the clinic. He is also on staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital, where he performs various intraocular procedures. Dr. Fahd is a trusted and respected surgeon known for his excellent care, expertise, and superior results. Many of his patients are referrals from as far away as Europe and the Far East. He has also earned the trust of many physicians and professionals in the industry, who come to him for their own LASIK surgery procedures. In addition, a significant part of Dr. Fahd’s practice includes taking care of complications and “touch-ups” from other LASIK surgeons. Dr. Fahd has also performed LASIK on many notable celebrities as well as a number of professional athletes. Dr. Fahd is an active member of the American Medical Association, the California Ophthalmologic Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO) and of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Fahd spends his free time with his wife and two sons. They enjoy travel, kayaking, cooking and woodworking....See Less
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are committed to delivering individualized care in a family atmosphere. We believe patient education is essential to successful eye care. This is why we take the time and attention to educate our Orange County cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK and other procedures patients on their eye conditions and available treatment options. We listen to and address all of their questions and concerns, working hard to ensure that they feel confident in the decisions surrounding their treatment plan.
Dr. Fahd's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Fahd's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Accidental Eye Injuries
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Binocular Vision Disorder
Blocked Tear Duct
Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
Cataract Dental Syndrome
Cataract Hutterite Type
Chronic Eye Diseases
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Flash Burns
Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Eye Muscle Disorders
Foreign Body in Eye
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
Ocular Convergence Spasm
Optic Nerve Disorder
Poor Color Vision
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Progressive High Myopia
Refractive Eye Disorders
Strabismus-Like Double Vision
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Visual Field Loss
Antifungal Eye Drops
Argon Laser Surgery
Argon Laser Treatment
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear Lens Extraction
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Dilation of Outflow Canal
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Glaucoma Medical Therapy
Implantable Contact Lens
Laser Cataract Surgery
Laser Office Procedure
Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
Punctal Plug Insertion
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
Repair of Lid Retraction
Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Soft Contact Lenses
Tear Drainage Surgery
Tear Duct Surgery
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
YAG Laser Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
University Ca Irvine Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Fahd has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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