About Dr. Devgan

Brief Bio of Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS(Glasg)

Uday Devgan is passionate about teaching ocular surgery, particularly cataract surgery, to the next generation of ophthalmologists. He is full clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as Chief of Ophthalmology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and has been actively involved in resident surgical teaching for two decades. Dr. Devgan is humbled to have been honored with the annual ophthalmology faculty teaching award at UCLA / Jules Stein Eye Institute an unprecedented four times. He continues to mentor former residents after the culmination of their training and is proud to say that he has directly mentored more than 150 residents over the course of thousands of ocular surgeries.

For the complete list of UCLA ophthalmologists trained, click here.

Dr. Devgan is also in private practice, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery, at Devgan Eye Surgery in Los Angeles and a full partner at Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills, California.

Uday has been involved in consulting with many ophthalmic companies over the course of the past two decades and has participated in designing instruments, developing surgical platforms, evolving surgical techniques, and innovating new technologies.

For Dr. Devgan’s Cataract Surgery Instruments, click here.

He has been named one of the top key opinion leaders in ophthalmology and he has taught ocular surgery in more than 50 countries to tens of thousands of fellow ophthalmologists. He writes regular columns in multiple ophthalmic journals and his Back to Basics monthly feature in the journal Ocular Surgery News about the fundamentals of ophthalmic surgery has been distributed to 80,000 ophthalmologists worldwide for more than fifteen years. Uday also writes a monthly blog for JAMA Ophthalmology (Journal of the American Medical Association) which discusses the latest topics related to ophthalmic surgery.

Dr. Devgan is a leader in ophthalmic consulting and lecturing services for organizations and industry, and has performed live surgery events at many major ophthalmic meetings. If you would like to invite Dr. Devgan to speak at your meeting, please use the contact page.  In addition, his charity surgical mission trips have taken him around the globe. Most recently he has started a revolutionary bio-mathematical company (IOLcalc.com) and helped develop an innovative truly accommodating lens implant (LensGen.com).

Why have a Cataract Coach?

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In the Operating Room
JSEI teaching award
The Prestigious UCLA / Jules Stein Eye Institute Best Surgical Professor Teaching Awards

The Jules Stein Eye Institute / UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Annual Faculty Teaching Award is given to one professor per year, chosen from the more than 100 faculty members. Dr. Devgan is the only professor to have earned this award twice, then three times, and now an unprecedented four times. Edit for 2021: Now won the award for a 5th time this year 🙂