Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur

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Last updated 10/18/2019
Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur, Assil Eye Institute

About Dr. Gaur

Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Cataract, LASIK, and Glaucoma Specialist, with training and experience developed at nationally renowned ophthalmic institutions, including Tufts Medical Center/New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston-Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary.

 

She has performed thousands of cataract and glaucoma surgeries including implantation of premium intraocular lenses such as multifocal, extended-depth focus, and toric implants with Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) system as well as Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery.

 

Additionally, Dr. Sodhi Gaur not only has extensive experience in conventional glaucoma surgical procedures, such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants; but also, in minimally invasive glaucoma procedures including iStent, iStent inject, Hydrus, endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), OMNI 360, Xen gel stent

 

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Dr. Sodhi Gaur is a recognized expert in glaucoma and vision correction surgeries with numerous research & case report publications, lectured nationally, and has served as media expert on ophthalmic conditions. She is an active member of numerous ophthalmic societies and has been featured in Angeleno Magazine 2019 Los Angeles Power Players section as one of the top extraordinary inspiring individuals. 

 

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from The George Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Religious Studies and was accepted early into The George Washington Medical School through the highly competitive Early Selection Medical Program. After receiving her medical degree from The George Washington University Medical School and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., she went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University Hospital. 

 

Dr. Sodhi Gaur completed her ophthalmology residency at one of the top programs in the United States at Tufts Medical Center/New England Eye Center (NEEC) in Boston, M.A. under the world-renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Jay Duker and then was invited to pursue a Glaucoma fellowship under Dr. Cynthia Mattox, former President of the American Glaucoma Society (2015-2017), at Tufts Medical Center/NEEC & OCB-Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. 

 

In 2018, she joined the prestigious Assil Eye Institute as the Director of Glaucoma as well as a LASIK and Cataract surgeon. Before that she served as a Glaucoma and Cataract specialist for 2 years in the Los Angeles area performing high volume cataract and glaucoma surgeries.

When Dr. Sodhi Gaur isn't seeing patients, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.

 

She speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi and is proficient in basic Spanish.

 

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Education

Tufts University Medical Center, New England Eye Center / Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary

Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston MA

Glaucoma Fellowship 

July 2014 to July 2015

 

Tufts University Medical Center Ophthalmology

New England Eye Center, Boston MA

Opthalmology Residency

July 2011 to July 2014

 

George Washington University Medical Center

Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Washington DC

June 2010 to June 2011

 

George Washington University
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Religion. Magna Cum Laude

Graduated May 2006

Experience

Assil Eye Institute, Director of Glaucoma Service

Beverly Hills and Santa Monica CA

January 2018 to present

Acuity Eye Specialists, Glaucoma Specialist

 Los Angeles, CA

September 2015 to December 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Glaucoma Society, 2014 - present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011 - present
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 2012 - present
  • American Academy of Refractive and Cataract Surgery, 2018- present
  • American Medical Association, Medical Student Section, 2006-2010

Surgical Skills

Glaucoma Surgery

Trabeculectomy, Ahmed Tubes, Baervelts Tubes

 

Standard and Premium Cataract Surgery

Implanted Intraocular lenses: Standard, Extended-Depth focus, Toric, Multifocal Lens

 

Certified in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

XEN gel stent, i Stent, OMNI 360, Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), i Track/ABIC, Hydrus

 

Certified in Intraoperative Aberratory

AKA Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA)

 

Certified in Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Certified and trained in LASIK Surgery

Honors / Awards

Tufts Ophthalmology Fellowship

Awarded Best Research Award, 2015

 

BA/M.D. Early Selection Medical Program

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Deans List, 2002-2006

 

Presidential Academic Scholarship

2002-2006

 

Honors Achievement in Religious Studies

Peer- Reviewed Ophthalmology Published Research

Sodhi, A M.D., Mattox, C M.D., Director of Tufts Glaucoma Dept.

Comparing the Efficacy of Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) or I Stent Combined with Cataract surgery versus Cataract surgery alone in glaucoma patients.

American Glaucoma Society – Poster Presentation Feb. 2015

 

Solky, A M.D., Sodhi, A, M.D., Laver, N M.D., Director of Tufts Ocular Pathology Dept.

Case Review Series: Mucin-Producing Eccrine Carcinomas: A Rare Eyelid Tumor.

Non-Peer Reviewed Ophthalmology Published Research

Sodhi, A M.D., Hedges T III, M.D.,  Athappilly, G M.D.

Chronic Idiopathic Demyelinating Polyneuropathy with Ocular Motor Findings.

North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. Snowbird, Utah, February 2013 (Poster Presentation)

 

Sodhi, A M.D. , Athappilly, G M.D.

Painful Ophthalmoplegia and Vision Loss Secondary to Perineural Spread of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. Snowbird, Utah, February 2013 (Poster Presentation)

 

Sodhi, A M.D., Hedges T III, M.D., Athappilly, G M.D.

Chronic Idiopathic Demyelinating Polyneuropathy with Ocular Motor Findings.

New England Ophthalmological Society. Boston, MA, May 2013 (Poster Presentation)

 

Sodhi, A M.D, Reichel, E M.D, Director of Tufts Vitreoretinal Dept.

Case Review: X-linked Juvenile Retinoschisis.

Ocular Surgery New U.S. Edition, Submitted April 20, 2013

 

Sodhi, A, M.D., Duker, J M.D, Chairman of Tufts Ophthalmology.

Case Review: Combined Hamartoma of Retina and RPE.

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2012

 

Sodhi, A, M.D, Athappilly, G, M.D., Marx, J, M.D.

Case Review: Bitemporal Heminospia secondary to Ratke’s Cleft Cyst.

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2012

 

Sodhi, A, M.D, Wu, H. M.D.

Case Review: Granular Dystrophy.

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2012

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

  • Sodhi A M.D., Wu H M.D. Granular Dystrophy. October 6, 2011
  • Sodhi A M.D. Wu H M.D. HSV Stromal Keratitis. October 20, 2011
  • Sodhi A. M.D. Tucker S. M.D. Diffuse Large B cell Orbital Lymphoma. November 16, 2011
  • Sodhi, A. M.D., Athappilly A. M.D. Bitemporal Hemianopsia due to Rathke Cleft Cyst. January 9, 2012
  • Sodhi A M.D. Reichel E M.D. Decompressive Retinopathy after Visian ICL. April 19, 2012
  • Sodhi A. M.D. Duker J M.D. Susac Disease. May 3, 2012
  • Sodhi A. M.D. Duker J M.D. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina & RPE (CHRRPE). September 6, 2012
  • Sodhi A M.D. Athappilly A. M.D. Orbital Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma. October 25, 2012
  • Sodhi A M.D. Bhasvar K. M.D. Quality Assurance: Surgical Removal of Optic Nerve Drusen. November 11, 2012
  • Sodhi A M.D, Reichel E. M.D. Congenital X-linked Retinal Schisis. February 7, 2013
  • Sodhi A M.D., Kapadia M M.D. Mucin-producing Sweat Gland (Eccrine) Carcinoma of the Eyelid. April 19, 2013
  • Sodhi A M.D., Duker, J M.D. Sclerochoriodal Calcification. January 9, 2014
  • Sodhi A. M.D. Baumal C M.D. Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum: Angioid Streaks. January 30, 2014
  • Sodhi A M.D., Tawse K M.D. Quality Assurance Lecture: Refractive Surprises after Cataract Surgery. March 20, 2014
  • Sodhi A M.D., Winter T M.D. Radiation Induced Optic Neuropathy. April 17, 2014

Medical School Non-Peer Reviewed ResearcH, 2006-2010

Sodhi, A., Prasad A, M.D., Geist C. M.D. Chairman of GW Ophthalmology

EYESI Surgical Simulator: The Effectiveness in Training Ophthalmology Residents for Surgical Cases

Spring 2008, GWU Annual Research Day (Poster Presentation)

 

Sodhi, A., Prasad A, M.D., Geist C. M.D. Chairman of GW Ophthalmology

EYESI Surgical Simulator: The Effectiveness in Training Ophthalmology Residents for Surgical Cases

Spring 2008, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and 2008 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Poster Presentation)

 

Sodhi, A., Shroth, S, M.D. & Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Medical Education Survey Study and Evaluation of GW Medical Track Programs.

Medical School Peer-Reviewed Research

Kind, T, Gillian G, Sodhi, A. Chretien, K.

Social Media Policies at US Medical Schools. Medical Education Journal

September 15, 2010.

Ophthalmology Activities

  • Ocular Surgical News- Grand Rounds Section Co-Editor 2013 - 2014
  • Sharewood Eye Clinic Volunteer. July 2011- July 2014

Medical School Activities

  • Co-Founder and Co-President, Infectious Disease Interest Group, 2006-2007
  • Worked with mentor Dr. Peter Hotez, M.D.Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, to increase student awareness of the health and economic global burden of neglected infectious diseases.
  • Member, George Washington University Sight Savers, 2006-2010
  • Administered glaucoma screenings in the DC area
  • Member, George Washington University Medical Education Track Program, 2006-2010
  • Involved and organized TALKS program, which taught 1st and 2nd year medical students with physical diagnosis skills before the clinical year.
  • Team Member, Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES), 2007-2008.
  • Worked with Eastern Senior High School in Washington D.C. along with community partners such as Unity Health Care, Washington Hospital Center, DC Public Schools, and WPGC 95.5 FM station to increase awareness of the increasing prevalence of obesity and prevention of serious medical co-morbidities including DM II, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

 

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