Michael Brenner, MD, FICS (known by most as Dr B) served as Surgical Director of NVision Laser Eye Centers (formerly TLC Laser Eye Centers) and has worked with advanced technologies for more than two decades in all aspects of laser vision correction. Dr B is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), and is always involved with hands-on training in the field of refractive surgery management. Fellowship trained at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute (UCLA) and double board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr B's credentials serve as a framework to his extensive experience in the field of vision correction surgery. He has performed more than 50,000 LASIK and other refractive eye procedures over the last 25 years, and was among the first to implant the Multifocal Intraocular Lenses in Southern California in 1997. Dr B is a fellow of both the International College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Utilizing his roles as Medical Director, Surgical Director and Clinical Professor, Dr B accesses the most advanced technologies in order to help his patients significantly reduce their dependence on reading glasses from a condition referred to as presbyopia, with an surpassed degree of precision. Over the years, Dr B has become a leader in specialty implant technology for the correction of presbyopia, astigmatism and high degrees of vision correction. His ability to understand his patient's needs on an individual basis, allows him to find the best technology and procedure to meet their vision correction goals. Along with his caring teams throughout his Southern California offices, Dr B has been recognized by STAAR® Surgical (Implantable Contact Lens - ICL) as a Center of Excellence™ as well as an advanced provider of Crystalens (Baush Lomb) implantation. Dr B is a frequent lecturer regionally and a regularly invited speaker at national and international events. He also serves as a proctor for other surgeons performing LASIK, advanced cataract surgery and Phakic IOL's. He prides himself on delivering personalized and customized care to his patients and is committed to making himself available to his co-managing network of doctors.
Dr. Brenner'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
Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Brenner'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
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Arcus of Cornea
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Cataract Surgery Complications
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Coloboma of Lens
Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
Conjunctivitis With Pseudomembrane
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Palsy
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Lens Osmosis
Difficulty Seeing at Night
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Ghost Cell Glaucoma
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
Iris Hypoplasia - Glaucoma
Lacrimal Gland Tumor
Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Progressive High Myopia
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
Sjögren Syndrome, Secondary
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
Astigmatism Correction Surgery
Botox® for Blepharospasm
Botox® for Chronic Migraine
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear Lens Extraction
Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
Color Vision Testing
Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Glaucoma Medical Therapy
Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
Implantable Contact Lens
Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
Intracorneal Ring (ICR)
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
LED Light Treatment for Acne
LED Light Treatment for Skin Damage
Low Vision Rehabilitation
Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Punctal Plug Insertion
Punctal Plug Removal
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Eye Laceration
Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation
Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
Xeomin® for Blepharospasm
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
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.
University of California at Riverside
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Huntington Meml Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
University Ariz College Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Jules Stein Eye Institute Ucla
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Brenner 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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