As the San Diego Charger’s Team Ophthalmologist and the founding medical director of Advanced Ophthalmology Institute, Dr. Parikh knows the importance of precision in LASIK procedures. Having undergone LASIK surgery himself, he understands the process both as a surgeon and as a patient.
Boardcertified for more than 12 years, Dr. Parikh has performed more than 16,000 LASIK procedures, including many high profile patients such as San Diego Chargers and other NFL players. He specializes in LASIK, PRK, LASEK, cataracts and intraocular lenses, custom LASIK and Wavefront technology. He was one of the first westcoast surgeons using the IntraLase and trained in custom Wavefront treatment technology.
Before dedicating his career to the field of medicine, ophthalmology and refractive eye surgery, Dr. Parikh was involved in laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, and in clinical research at the University of California, San Diego Burn Center.
An award winning surgeon, Dr. Parikh has been honored with the Laurence Mehlman Prize and was the recipient of the University of California Regents Scholar Award for four years in a row. His presentation on “the effects of intrastromal corneal lens implantation (Intacs) on nerve fiber layer thickness” was honored best paper at the ASCRS 2000 conference in Boston, Massachusetts.