The East West Eye Institute is a complete eyecare facility. Not only do we have experts in lasik and other forms of refractive surgery, but the East West Eye Institute also has experts in the fields of glaucoma, corneal disease and oculoplastics (plastic surgery of the eyelids). We utilize advanced laser technology to treat conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, various forms of glaucoma, and secondary cataracts. Eyelid and facial rejuvenation can be obtained with Botox® and cosmetic fillers such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. These and other injectibles may be used individually, together or combined with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to help achieve a desired cosmetic result. Our doctors have performed thousands of cataract operations and utilize topical anesthesia with no-stitch, no-needle techniques to optimize patient comfort. In addition, we incorporate some of the latest technology for cataract surgery such as the ReSTOR Multifocal IOL which allows vision at both distance and near simultaneously, thereby minimizing the need for glasses postoperatively.
Fred K. Kurata, M.D., M.S.
Fred Kurata, M.D., M.S. is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma, as well as cataracts, and refractive surgery. He attended the University of Hawaii, where he attained his Medical Degree as well as his Masters in Physiology. At the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kurata completed his residency in pathology and ophthalmology as well as his fellowship in glaucoma. He has been practicing for over 20 years and is associated with such societies as the American Medical Association, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ARVO, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Jean P. Katow, M.D.
Jean Katow, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastics, and reconstructive surgery. She obtained her Bachelors degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently attended the University of California, Davis for her Medical Degree. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville and her fellowship in ophthalmic plastics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Katow has been practicing for nearly 20 years and is involved in humanitarian missions to foreign countries in need of medical care. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Association of Ophthalmology, and the Los Angeles Ophthalmological Society.
Nicholas P. Marsico, M.D.
Nicholas Marsico, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery and the treatment of corneal diseases. He also practices general ophthalmology as well, including the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Marsico received his undergraduate education at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors. He recieved his M.D. degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Boston University he went on to complete a fellowship in Corneal / External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute. After practicing in such places as Ohio and North Carolina, Dr. Marsico joined the East West Eye Institute in July of 2004.He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the California Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology.
Albert I. Davis, M.D.
Albert Davis, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology, cataracts as well as refractive surgery. He attended Queens College for his undergraduate education and earned his Medical Degree at Howard University College of Medicine. His residency was completed at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and at the Long Beach Veterans Administration. Dr. Davis served as a surgeon in the United States Public Health Service. He has been practicing for almost 30 years and during this tenure, he has served as a clinical instructor at the UCLA Medical School, a consulting physician at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UC Irvine. Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a Fellow of the American College Surgeons.
Joseph K. Davidson, M.D.
Joseph K. Davidson, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S. is a board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is one of the most highly trained and credentialed surgeons in North America for cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery of the eyes and upper face. He has completed three subspecialty fellowships (medicine’s highest form of formal education). He is board certified in both the United States and Canada. And he has distinguished himself at several of North America’s most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Georgetown University, McGill University, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Davidson takes pride in his innovative techniques and excellent results for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eye sockets and tear drains. He also enjoys traveling, computer programming, walking, and reading.
Charles L. Janes, M.D.
Charles L. Janes, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Janes received his Bachelors Degree at Occidental College and attended the University of Southern California Medical School for his Medical Degree. Soon thereafter, Dr. Janes completed his residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio. For over 30 years, Dr. Janes has served the Southern California community at his office inside the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. In 2003, Dr. Janes joined the East West Eye Institute where he continues to provide quality care to his patients. Dr. Janes is active at the USC Research Study Club as well as with several other societies.
Steven K. Kurata, O.D.
Steven Kurata, O.D. is an optometrist who received his education at the Southern California College of Optometry. He specializes in glasses and contact lens exams, and has a particular interest in complex contact lens fittings such as those needed in patients with keratoconus and after corneal transplant surgery. He has been practicing for over 33 years and has been associated with such organizations as the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, the Los Angeles County Optometric Association, the Japanese American Optometric Society, as well as holding the position of President for the Asian American Optometric Society. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Southern California College of Optometry.
Lynn W. Kurata, O.D., F.A.A.O
Lynn Watt Kurata, O.D. is an optometrist who completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Seattle University, and went on to attain a master’s degree in Physiology at the University of Hawaii. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, with special training in low vision rehabilitation and primary eye care. She has been practicing for over 15 years, and was previously associated with several optometric and ophthalmologic practices. Along with routine eye exams and contact lens fittings, she specializes in low vision services for partially sighted people. She is a current member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Los Angeles County Optometric Society, and formerly served as President of the Asian American Optometric Society. She is actively involved in community service at her church, enjoys yoga/meditation as well as improving her Chinese written and spoken language skills.
Eric K. Miyamoto, O.D.
Eric K. Miyamoto, O.D. is an optometrist that practices primary care in Optometry to include routine eye examinations, contact lens fittings as well as prescribing eyeglasses. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California at Irvine and his Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. He has been practicing for over 22 years. Dr. Miyamoto is fluent in Portuguese, Japanese and adequate in Spanish. He is excellent in verbal English communication. Dr. Miyamoto has been a volunteer for the Optometric Service for Humanity and was nominated to the "Outstanding Young Men of America."
Keiko Kitamura O.D.
Keiko Kitamura O.D. completed her undergraduate degree in psychobiology at UCLA and went on to study to become an optometrist at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. She received her Doctor of Optometry in May 2006 after completing a year of internships in Downtown LA, Santa Monica, and Japan. During that year, she was trained in various areas of optometry such as disease, contact lenses, and low vision. She is able to perform contact lens fittings as well as diagnosing and treating eye diseases.
During her free time, Dr. Kitamura likes spending time with friends and family including her dog Pudding, going shopping, and watching her favorite shows such as Grey's Anatomy on tv. She also loves to try new things to eat and cook--she is a fan of the Food Network. One day she would like to travel across the country and travel all around the world to experience the cuisine in different parts of the world