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R. ALAN SHELTON, M.D.

R. ALAN SHELTON, M.D.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

OPHTHALMOLOGIST – CORNEA & EXTERNAL DISEASE

BIO

Specializing in anterior segment surgery including cataract, cornea, glaucoma, and complex combination procedures, Dr. Shelton stands on the forefront of surgeons in experience and expertise. This affords him a large referral base for complex surgical procedures. Being among the most experienced cataract surgeons in the United States, he has had the opportunity to embrace the most advanced intraocular lens (IOL) technology. He has implanted over 35,000 IOLs including 5,000 Lifestyle IOLs. In August 2016, he was honored to be one of first surgeons in Southern California to implant the newly FDA approved Tecnis Symfony and Symfony Toric IOLs.

Dr. Shelton enjoys helping his patients achieve their visual goals. He is thrilled to have the ability to bring patients’ visual function closer and closer to that of their youth. We live in an era of exponential technological advancement and Dr. Shelton is forever grateful to those who are continually developing the medical technologies he is able to utilize to improve the lives of his patients.

EDUCATION

    B.S., Physics

    University of North Carolina, Durham, NC, 1977

    Graduate Work in Biophysics

    Harvard University, Boston, MA, 1978

    M.D., Duke University School of Medicine

    Durham, NC, 1982

    Residency: Ophthalmology

    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1987

    Board Certified:

    American Board of Ophthalmology, 1991

    Faculty, Ophthalmology Instructor:

    California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-1994

    Specialized Training in Multifocal, Toric, & Extended Depth of Focus intraocular lens implants, laser vision correction, DSEK, and DMEK

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