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Dr. Shaaf's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Shaaf "Mehdi Shaaf, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist A summa cum laude graduated at the university of Central Oklahoma at Edmond, Dr. Shaaf was a chemistry major and received "Senior of the year " award from the chemistry department. He was named "outstanding undergraduate student in the college of Mathematics and science" in 1988-89, and received the Fleming scholarship research award from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in 1988. Dr. Shaaf received his " Medical degree with distinction " from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Centers at Oklahoma City, where he went on to complete his internship. In 1995, he began his ophthalmology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Science and served as Chief Resident during his final year. As an ophthalmology resident, Dr. Shaaf received the "Raymond and Marry Morris award for outstanding research. " He then joined the faculty of the university of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an assistant professor of ophthalmology where he trained future ophthalmologists as well as practicing clinical comprehensive ophthalmology. After almost five years, he joined Inland Eye Institute to become the full time ophthalmologist in Coachella Valley. In 2004 he founded SHAAF EYE CENTER. Dr. Shaaf provides comprehensive ophthalmic care. He performs Cataract, Laser surgery, Glaucoma and eye lid surgeries. Kevin J. Prendiville, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Education Graduate, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science in Biology-Magna Cum Laud, June 1976 M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, June 1980 Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California Irvine Long Beach Veteran's Administration Hospital, 1980-1981 Residency, Ophthalmology, Martin Luther King Hospital, Los Angeles 1981-1984, Chief Resident 1984-1985 Professional certifications & Membership Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology License, California Board of medical Examiners Fellow, American Academy of ophthalmology Member, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology & Surgical Eye Expedition (SEE) Honors & Awards Chief Resident, Martin Luther King Hospital, 1984-1985 Chairman of Dept. of Surgery, 1988-1989, Vice Chief of Medical staff, 1989-1993, Board of Direction 1990-1994 Verde Valley Medical Center. Cottonwood, AZ Publication, "keratoprosthesis as a Method of Visual Rehabilitation in a Phthisical Eye" Volunteer, Eye Surgeries: Mexico 1991, Nigeria 2007, Ongoing participant orange County Charity eye care with the illumination Foundation A Skilled & Experienced Surgeon Small Incision cataract Surgery-performed over 10,000 small incision cataract/lens implant Surgeries, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty laser and filtering procedures for glaucoma including Express Device, and PRK for laser vision correction, and general ophthalmology. First ophthalmologist in Arizona to implant a toric intraocular lens (Staar Surgical) for the correcton of astigmatism"
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Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
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Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 1993
University Hospital Of Arkansas
Residency Hospital | Completed
University Of Arkansas For Med
Residency Hospital | Completed
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