Kerry Assil, MD – Ophthalmologist Los Angeles

Dr. Kerry Assil Dr. Assil’s philosophy is that “Each patient is the guardian of a unique soul, deserving our unconditional commitment to unparalleled care.” This philosophical commitment fuels The Assil Eye Institute’s Mission Statement, which is: To provide the highest quality eye care in a professional and compassionate manner.  Under his guidance, the Eye Institute offers unparalleled dedication to being the best for each and every one of our patients, and we are proud to provide you with our celebrated center, its staff and our standard-setting level of care. Dr. Kerry Assil is one of the world’s foremost experts in eye surgery. He continues to make significant advances in his field with numerous inventions and introductions of state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Assil has trained more than 14,000 physicians in refractive and cataract surgical advances through workshops, interactive live surgical symposia and didactic seminars – more than any other surgeon worldwide. During his more than twenty years in practice, Dr. Assil has authored over one hundred textbooks, textbook chapters and articles on refractive and cataract surgery. Dr. Assil is called upon regularly to appear on network news, health and science programs as a pioneer in techniques in refractive, cataract and vision restoring surgery. Dr. Assil has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of over 20 ophthalmic manufacturing, pharmaceutical and non-medical companies and has served as editor and reviewer of multiple scientific journals. He has invented numerous surgical techniques, and participated in innumerable FDA supervised and Phase 4 clinical trials, helping to validate and introduce the latest technologies. Dr. Assil has had the distinction of being the world’s first surgeon to perform scores of different life changing, novel surgical procedures, inaugurating these procedures for the benefit of patients around the globe. He has served as a Distinguished Professor Lecturer at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Baylor, Tokyo, UCLA and a host of other leading Universities. Dr. Assil’s Areas of Specialty Include:

  • Premium cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis – LASIK
  • Epi-lasik
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy – PRK
  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses (Verisyse, Visian , ICL)
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Intraocular Lens (IOL) Exchange
  • Dry/Red eye therapy
  • Iris Repair and Reconstruction
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy/ Limbal Relaxing Incision
  • Corneal Ring – ICR (Intacs)
  • Advanced Pterygium Surgery

People from all walks of life, including eye surgeons, industry leaders, athletes, students, teachers, business professionals and celebrities, travel from around the world to have Dr. Assil perform surgery on their eyes. Dr. Assil’s passions for improving the human condition extend far beyond both eye care and medicine. He was the Founder and Medical Director of Beverly Hills ASC Venture (BH ASC Venture, LLC) a Beverly Hills based, elite Multispecialty ASC group, encompassing 13 surgical sub-specialties. BH ASC Venture was exclusively selected by Cedars Sinai Health Systems as its regional ASC Joint Venture Partner, in order to further focus on the delivery of quality and accountable based outpatient surgical care. Dr. Assil also serves on the Boards of a number of companies, including Agro Vision – a high growth food company which is transforming 35,000 acres of desolate northern Peruvian desert into some of the world’s most productive farm land, simultaneously transforming the lives of some of Peru’s poorest peasant communities into skilled farming families. His Philanthropic Interests extend support to multiple charities, including charitable care provided at the Assil Eye Institute.  The remainder of Dr. Assil’s focus is on quality time with family.