Dr. Irene Sasaki, MD

Dr. Irene Sasaki, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Irene Sasaki, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read her story

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3900 Long Beach Blvd

Long Beach, CA 90807
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Sasaki

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sasaki performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Sasaki's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sasaki "Dr. Sasaki is a native Angelino and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and then completed her internship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and a residency in ophthalmology at King Drew Medical Center. Dr. Sasaki wanted to increase her ability to diagnose and treat glaucoma and went on to pursue more extensive training by completing a fellowship in glaucoma at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. She is Board Certified and is current with new advances in sutureless, microincisional cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. She has expertise laser cataract surgery and with premium lens implants including toric, multifocal and accommodating intraocular lens implants for patients who want to reduce their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. Dr. Sasaki is dedicated to investing in our communities. She volunteers and supports numerous organizations that promote women's issues, youth sports and public education. Dr. Sasaki, her husband Ned, and their three sons, Matt, Kevin and Will are all baseball fans. Their home team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. She enjoys cooking, exploring new cuisines, traveling and sharing time with her family. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sasaki "Dr. Irene Fong Sasaki is a caring and highly skilled board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma. She specializes in treating glaucoma and cataracts and strives for excellent results. Dr. Sasaki loves to care for patients and is dedicated to giving personal attention. Her practice has grown through word of mouth referrals from satisfied patients and referring doctors."

10  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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30  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Pacific Presbyterian Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Chas R Drew University Med and Science
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Ucla Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sasaki has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sasaki's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sasaki to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Sasaki's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

I feel, extremely comfortable when I respond to an appointment with Dr. Sasaki! Immediately you feel you are the most important appointment of her day!) The Dr's. treatments with me during these past several years have proven/shown me that I have continued great eyesight! Life goes on! Thank you,...more
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I've known dr Sasaki for 20 years or so. She's both a knowledgable eye surgeon and the nicest person you can find. She did a couple of surgeries on my eye and the experience was superb. Can't find a better Doctor.!
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