UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
by name
Afshari, Natalie A. Brown, Stuart I. Ferrara, Napoleone Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Kikkawa, Don O. Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lin, Jonathan H. Medeiros, Felipe A. Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Robbins, Shira L. Savino, Peter J. Slight, Rigby Weinreb, Robert N. Zhang, Kang
by specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic
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AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Thyroid Eye Disease
David B.  Granet, M.D., F.A.A.O, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

David B. Granet, M.D., F.A.A.O, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Professor of Ophthalmology & Pediatrics
Anne Ratner Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Director, Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center
Director, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders
Board Certification in Ophthalmology
Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

David B. Granet, M.D., F.A.A.O, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., is the Anne Ratner Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Director of the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center located within the Shiley Eye Complex. He is the Director of the Divisions of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Alignment Disorders for the University of California, San Diego and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at UCSD. He is also the Adult ocular motility specialist for the Shiley Eye Institute.

Dr. Granet earned a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine where he served as President of his class. He spent a transitional internship year at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center and served as a chief resident at New York University Medical Center. He then completed a special two year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility disorders at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Dr. Granet specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Re-alignment (strabismus). His clinical interests also include state-of-the-art adjustable suture strabismus surgery, childhood eye misalignments and disorders, nystagmus, and the role of vision in learning disorders.

Dr. Granet is one of the co-founders of the World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus - the first meeting held in Barcelona and this year in Milan. Currently he is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics section of Ophthalmology. He has been awarded the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Senior Honor Award from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. A speaker in demand worldwide, his communication skills cross over into teaching the public about medical issues as the host of the emmy award winning television show, Health Matters. His work has led him to be perennially named in “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctors”.

Specialty Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders, Thyroid Eye Clinic
Medical School Yale University School of Medicine
Residency New York University Medical Center (Chief Resident)
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Scheie Eye Institute
Special Interest Pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus Adult eye movement problems State-of-the-art adjustable suture strabismus surgery Childhood eye misalignments & disorders Nystagmus Learning disorders & role of vision


I am forever grateful that you saved my eye!

I am forever grateful that you saved my eye!

Dear Dr. Korn, Dr. Granet and the Shiley Eye Center UCSD:

I have thought thousands of times about how both unlucky and lucky I have been in the last year. The unlucky part, was when I was struck in the eye with a baseball while pitching, a smoked line drive hit. Something that rarely happens, but it happened to me. The lucky part was being treated by you and the Shiley Eye Center medical team that put me back together, and the blessings from something greater, not of this earth. You both were the key part of the medical team that put me back together and saved my eye. I am forever grateful for you and for having the sheer luck of living near UCSD and getting the best medical care I could have possibly received. My family and I are thanking God, you both and the Shiley Eye Center every day for giving me a second chance to live a normal life and continue to chase my dreams. My biggest dream of playing college and pro baseball requires two healthy eyes. I have that again and I will not waste this opportunity. I will continue to work hard to reach my goals and never take for granted that I am one of the lucky ones. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr Korn, Dr. Granet and your team at the Shiley Eye Center, UCSD. I lucked out and got the best care that I could have ever asked for.

- Cadhan Brown


The world is suddenly wider and surprisingly three dimensional for me

I have an unusual vision problem and it didn't take me long to realize that I needed an unusual doctor. It just took me a long time to find one. I can't express how grateful I am to have found Dr. David Granet. He is truly a great surgeon which is, of course, first and foremost when considering the prospect of eye surgery. But in addition to his consummate technical skills, he has what is rarer: an ability to treat a patient as a person and not merely as a case or a diagnosis.

Dr. Granet was the first ophthalmologist who listened to my history of vision problems. He took the time to understand not only my vision, but my needs as a person and how better vision could make me more productive, safer, and happier. He offered various non-surgical treatments and explained the benefits and limitations of each. I ultimately opted for surgery and, as a result, I now see better and farther than I ever have in my life.

In the last month since my surgery, my vision has been like a new toy, a daily discovery of landscapes and details I've never seen before. The world is suddenly wider and surprisingly three dimensional for me. Simply walking down a hallway or driving a familiar route is a wonder of sensations. Dr. Granet's ability to understand and treat my particular vision disabilities has given me the self-confidence and courage to pursue life more fully.


~ Lisa Foster
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We are extremely grateful for Dr. Granet and his entire team

Our daughter was diagnosed with Infantile Nystagmus at 2 months of age. We had never heard of the condition, but were very worried, and immediately started researching to learn more. We wanted her to benefit from the latest research and treatments offered. After a nationwide search, we met Dr. David Granet at The Shiley Eye Center, UCSD.

Dr. Granet is an incredibly approachable person, a really great communicator, and extremely experienced. His knowledge and research helped us identify the most ideal options possible. We were able to work very closely with him over many months and several visits to map out a tailored course of action for our daughter. Our confidence grew from the relationship about her prospects for a great outcome.

Since we live out of town, Dr. Granet's team in the office, in pre-op, and post-op were critical to our experience. They went out of their way to make everything run as smooth and easy as possible, from scheduling appointments to testing to coordinating her surgery to her recovery. They helped make a scary situation much more manageable. This added to our confidence and comfort about the prospects for our daughter's condition.

Surgery was recently performed and our daughter is seeing things in a new light that she didn't ever seem to notice before. She is actually able to see things clearly enough to ask, "what's that momma?" and even took her first multiple steps a few days after surgery. While we're still monitoring her condition and recovery from the procedure, it truly has been an exciting time for all of us. We are extremely grateful for Dr. Granet, his entire team, and to the whole team at Shiley and Ratner Eye Center for what has been done for our precious daughter."

~Martin and Melissa Goldstein




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