Dr. Antoine Fahd, MD

Dr. Antoine Fahd, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
146 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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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.Read more

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Dr. Antoine Fahd has been a leader in the refractive surgery industry for over 10 years. His journey into the...Read more

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lack of time and effort explaining risks related to lasik procedures, compounded by apathetic, disorganized, discourteous front office administration
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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.

Dr. Fahd's Care Philosophy

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:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brawny Scleritis
  • Cataract
  • 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
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclophoria
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca Irvine Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Coreoplasty
  • 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
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vision Screening
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery