A Discussion About Removal of Intraocular Foreign Bodies

Attendees will learn about the proper procedure to follow when removing foreign bodies from the eye by discussing the process with three expert Vitreoretinal Surgeons.


Mitul Mehta, MD, MS

Fellowship Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery / Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute / University of California, Irvine

Mitul Mehta MD MS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He sees patients at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA and the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in Irvine, CA. Dr. Mehta graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he then completed a Master of Science degree in Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University and earned his MD degree from the University of Southern California (USC). After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati, he graduated from fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Dr. Mehta cares for patients with vitreoretinal disorders as the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Director. He teaches medical students, residents, and fellows, and does research in surgical devices, techniques and vitreoretinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.


C. Kiersten Pollard, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

The Retina Center of Western Colorado

Dr. Pollard completed her undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she then went on to earn her MD at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she also completed her intern year in internal medicine. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Arizona and her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Pollard practices at The Retina Center of Western Colorado where she and her partners provide advanced medical and surgical vitreoretinal care to the people of western Colorado, eastern Utah, and southern Wyoming.


Hemang K. Pandya, MD FACS

Vitreoretinal Specialist / President

Dallas Retina Center / American Retina Forum

Dr. Pandya earned his M.D., with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Pandya completed his Ophthalmology training at the Kresge Eye Institute. Thereafter, Dr. Pandya completed a 2-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute. Dr Pandya practices at Dallas Retina Center and can be reached at DrPandya@DallasRetina.com.

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