Expert 520285 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

For more than 30 years, I have worked in the field of Ocular Prosthetics with a focus in all available techniques to fabricate and fit prosthetic eyes and scleral cover shells. My experience consists of fitting every available surgical implant, including motility peg attachments, which has resulted in the most natural prosthetic eye movement. My expertise also includes the use of cosmetic optics to enhance each patient’s appearance. My time as an ocular prosthetics expert witness in Southern California has spanned over 20 years. I have offered such services as deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for a variety of clients.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

As an expert witness in the field of artificial eyes (prosthetic eyes), I am able to provide a solid opinion on future care and related costs incurred by those in need of such services. In addition, I am qualified to assess the condition and structural integrity of the eye socket of the patient in question. In a current case (for the defendant), I discovered the plaintiffs expert witness had encouraged future costs far beyond what I considered reasonable and confidently reduced their future cost estimate by approximately 80%. I also recently performed an examination of an opposing client’s child in order to submit an opinion on the need for future surgery. I provided solid evidence based on facts that will convince a future jury that additional surgery will not be necessary.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes acting as an ocularist consultant for numerous institutions.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes a history of achievement in complete prosthetic eye services. I have worked as a director of patient services and chief ocularist instructor of three ocularist apprentices.


Education

Institution
American Optical Southbridge MA
Worcester Technical Institute Worcester MA

Licenses Certifications

Certifications:
Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist
American Society of Ocularists
National Examining Board of Ocularists

Awards & Affiliation

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Ophthalmology
Institute for Families, Los Angeles, CA
Board of Directors – The Joshua Project
Board of Directors – Retinoblastoma International

Primary Affiliation

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Ophthalmology



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