Dr. Irene F. Sasaki, MD

Dr. Irene F. Sasaki, MD

Ophthalmology | Female | 51 years old

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Dr. Irene Fong Sasaki is a caring and highly skilled board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma. She specializes...Read more

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Dr. Sasaki is a native Angelino and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She...Read more

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in Huntington Beach, CA |
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.!
in Long Beach, CA |
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Specialties

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

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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • 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 Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • 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)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Pacific Presbyterian Med Ctr

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Chas R Drew University Med and Science

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1986

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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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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Dr. Sasaki says...

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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Dr. Sasaki's Care Philosophy

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.