About Dr. Devgan

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

Uday Devgan is ranked as the number 1 eye surgeon in California and number 2 in the USA (out of more than 15,000 ophthalmologists). He is 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. He is honored to have performed cataract surgery for more than 70 fellow eye surgeons and he knows that this personal recognition from your peers is far more important than a celebrity endorsement. Patients from all over the USA (and from other countries) fly to Los Angeles to have their cataract surgery with Dr. Devgan. A leading eye surgery journal deemed Uday Devgan MD as 1 of the top 25 leaders in ophthalmology of the last 25 years. He has been honored as 1 of the World’s Top 100 influential leaders by The Ophthalmologist.

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Dr Devgan is also passionate about teaching ocular surgery, particularly cataract surgery, to the next generation of ophthalmologists. He has previously served as 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 over two decades. Dr. Devgan is humbled to have won the most Surgical Professor Teaching Awards (5x) in the history of UCLA Ophthalmology. He continues to mentor former residents after the culmination of their training and is proud to say that he has directly mentored nearly 200 residents over the course of thousands of ocular surgeries.

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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.

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He has been named one of the top key opinion leaders in ophthalmology and he has taught ocular surgery in more than 60 countries to tens of thousands of fellow ophthalmologists. Dr Devgan runs CataractCoach.com which has 2,000 teaching videos/articles and boasts 56,000 subscribers with more than 20 million views. He also developed an entire curriculum series, a free cataract surgery book, and now the top podcast in ophthalmology. 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.

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), helped develop an innovative truly accommodating lens implant (LensGen.com), and is involved with fully robotic cataract surgery (Horizon Surgical).

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The Prestigious UCLA / Jules Stein Eye Institute Best Surgical Professor Teaching Awards (2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and 2021). The most in the history of the UCLA Ophthalmology.

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, then four times, and now an unprecedented five times.