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Dr. Michael Kermani

Ophthalmology
Newport Beach, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Newport Eye Physicians

Newport Beach, CA

Address

1441 Avocado Ave, Suite 501, Newport Beach, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(949) 640-2090

Insurances accepted

No Value

Medicare

Newport Eye Physicians

Newport Beach, CA

Office

Newport Beach, CA

About

Bio

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Cataract and Refractive Surgeon Advanced training at UCLA, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Case Western Reserve University Founder and Director Newport Eye Physicians Newport Beach, CA www.NewportEyePhysicians.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
52 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
VariousPossibilities: This is a pretty broad description. Generally localized muscles or muscle groups such as in the eyelids can twitch or have mini-spasms based on misfi... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Monitor closely!: This type of injury can be high risk for retinal & other ocular problems. Although it's great news that the initial evaluation didn't show any tears, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not likely!: The color of eyes are mostly associated with iris color pigmentation and sometimes scarring or deposits in the corneas. Changes in color over short t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Update on floaters: Most floaters in the vision as you described are benign & not of concern except as a nuisance. However, if increasing or associated with flashes o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Better options exist: Often, Tobramycin is used as an a eye drop to help the process. The "dex" form is a steroid & should generally be reserved for situations involvin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Can be Harmful: Squinting the eyes generally is a means of temporarily shifting the curvature of the corneas often to give more correction for myopia (nearsightedness... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Have it checked out!: Although most of these type of eyelid margin lesions are benign, it is worth having it looked at, especially if it is growing or changing. See your o... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Probably normal: Many parts of the eye anatomy are delicate or normal and you should avoid any manipulation of these areas. If any questions, see your eye doctor or o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Unlikely: Most foreign substances contacting the eyes pose risks of infections, ph injuries (acid/base), or thermal injuries (temperature effects), other than ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on Cause: "hellp" is an abbreviation of three main features of this syndrome: hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelet count this condition... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Try warm compress: Some of these (especially if an early style is forming) may respond to warm compresses 2 to 4 times daily. If the lesion persists, changes, mor worse... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Generally very safe: Punctal occlusion can be very helpful for the symptoms of dry eyes. Punctal plugs can be temporary (dissolving) or permanent (non-dissolving), but ar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Find out cause: A new onset of drooping eyelid (usually on one side) should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist (eye md) and/or a neurologist. While some conditions a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Sometimes: Various fillers exist which are all aimed at building volume in parts of the face or body where volume has declined. The tissue around the eyes is rat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Welcome 2 Presbyopia: In the early stages of presbyopia, a decrease in the near focusing ability of the eyes, you can compensate and get by with increased illumination and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
May speed cataracts: This type of medication may sometimes speed up cataract formation (clouding of the lens inside the eye). Fortunately, if vision is significantly affec... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends, See Eye MD: Although many floaters are benign, a new onset of larger or "different" floaters especially if accompanied by any light flashes or changes in vision c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Usually 48 hours: The most critical time is the first 48 hours after treatment, but the answer can vary based on continued symptoms or discharge. Use precautions until... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Keep them healthy!: If you follow the recommendations of your ophthalmologist, and generally, avoid any eye rubbing or pressure and use any eye medicines as prescribed an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many Possibilities: A lot depends on what you actually experienced. For example, was vision changed in both eyes or one, more in one side than the other, or gradual vs s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Have it checked: While many pigment spots on the eyelid or inner conjunctiva tissue can be benign or safe, some, just like changes anywhere on the skin, can be seriou... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Usually yes: If you mean that one eye or both are misaligned such that the eyes don't point at the same target together (called exotropia, a form of strabismus) t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Few possibilities: The color of eyes are mostly associated with iris color pigmentation and sometimes scarring or deposits in the corneas (such as cholesterol). Changes... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Various things.: In a young & otherwise generally healthy person, this sounds like a type of headache like tension/migraine/cluster or sinus issues. Might check if si... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: General surgical risks (infection, pain, inflammation, poor or delayed healing) combined with ocular risks (blurred or distorted or decreased vision) ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
No: Viewing such electronic devices should have no effect on vision, unless you are prone to eye dryness, in which case you could supplement by applying s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on Cause: In general, you can start with artificial tears eye drops and/or over-the-counter allergy eye drops if there is itchiness. Also, be sure you are not ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Absolutely: The jaw position affects your midline which will have a direct impact on your facial symmetry and smile. See an orthodontist!
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Often temporary: Some degree of eyelash loss or turnover is normal and can be associated with the lash growth cycle. If an excessive number are being lost, make sure ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Likely sinus problem: You're describing pretty typical sinus related symptoms. See your primary doctor or ENT specialist & you'll likely need a course of ant... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Ignore: 1. Take & USE any eyedrops prescribed 2. Avoid eye rubbing! 3. Avoid pressure on the eyes at night.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many types exist: Glaucoma comes in many varieties with differing severity & mechanisms. Most types can be rather well controlled by appropriate medications (eye drops... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Corneal Inflammation: Keratitis is a general term for inflammation of the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye. Inflammation can involve the outer, middle, inner, or any... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
VariousPossibilities: If discomfort occurs with each blink, it is likely that there is some obstruction or impediment to the movement of the lid, either on the lid or eye s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Often Spontaneous: Small capillaries on the white of the eye may at times burst or leak, often on one eye but sometimes both. These will generally resorb without harm in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Often Detectable: The likelihood of identifying or diagnosing such a condition would be greatest if a dilated eye exam were undertaken, a visual field test was performe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Seek eye check.: May start by looking like a cold sore. Key is to to not touch or rub it to avoid spreading to the cornea. See your eye lmd.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Do your homework!: Treatments & medications for glaucoma are getting better all the time; plus earlier detection makes a big difference. Make sure not to rub your eyes! ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not related: Grayish color patterns on the sclera (white of the eye) are generally due to thinner spots where color from the underlying layer (the dark uvea) is mo... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
No!: Very risky and dangerous to cause a chemical burn to the eyes or corneas. Can result in permanent vision loss. Strongly advised to avoid such things!... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
A genetic disorder: Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder that can mostly affect the liver, heart, kidney, and some other body systems. Symptoms can be very mild (unnot... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Usually improves: Bruises are generally from hemorrhages (leaks of blood from the injured capillaries). Although deeper bruises may take longer to resorb, they general... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct bl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Sometimes: While yoga can certainly have benefits to some (stretching, therapeutic, meditative) it can also pose risks. Some prior injuries or weak spots may bec... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on Cause: Usually these infections will run their course and clear within 7-10 days. Bacterial types will clear faster with the use of eye antibiotics. The out... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Mult. possibilities: You may be experiencing sinus pain or congestion so address that first. Also, some headache varieties such as "cluster" headaches may act that way. I... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Ignore: Always mention a family history of glaucoma or if a family member used eye drops for a long time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Usually: Different coloration patterns around one or both irises can mean different things. Always best to see your ophthalmologist or eye care specialist. Ho... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Ignore: Even if you forget to take an eye drop on time, it's better late than never! Don't rub eyes ever!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes, generally: So long as you're a good candidate (which will be determined from your per-surgical testing & exam) you will likely have excellent results including ... Read More

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Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Kermani and I have worked together on managing patients. Over the years I have been very impressed by both his diagnostic and surgical skill. He is great with patients and is a very caring and e...Read More
Sep 4, 2014
Dr. Kermani provides thorough answers and excellent tips that have important information that everyone, not just people with visual problems, should know. I recommend Dr. Kermani, and recommend that ...Read More
Aug 28, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Residency

Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Residency

Case Western Reserve University

Residency

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE/UNIV HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Awards

UCLA Regents Scholar, UCLA
UCLA Alumni Award, UCLA
Regents Award Scholar, UCLA

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Medical Association

Publications

Underutilization and clinical benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction
Improvement in exercise capacity of candidates awaiting heart transplantation
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