Dr. Miller has been practicing in San Pedro since 1973 when he founded Peninsula Eyecare Medical Associates. He is board certified by the and a . After graduating from he completed an Internal Medicine Internship at the . Thereafter he spent two years in the United States Public Health Service being stationed in San Pedro. He participates in annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cataract and Refractive Society, and other societies holding meetings related to his particular professional interests.
Dr Miller did his residency training at the and .
The Jules Stein Eye Institute has always been ranked in the top five training programs in the entire country. Upon completion of three years of residency he was given a fellowship with the International Eye Foundation spending three months in Honduras providing surgical and medical eyecare in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
Dr. Miller is an and has been involved in resident and medical school teaching for years. He currently is very active with where he spends one or more weeks a year in various third world countries providing volunteer surgical ophthalmic care to the indigent patients. He and his wife, Kelly have recently worked in the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Peru, India, China and Lebanon. They recently completed a surgical mission to Hue, Vietnam in May 2011. Dr Miller is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fulfill an invitation from boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, who is a patient at Peninsula Eyecare Medical Associates, to work in the Philippines sometime this year or early in 2013. They have been in contact numerous times and both schedules must coincide. Numerous local eye surgeons from the country are also eager to participate in the effort to eradicate blindness in the area of General Santos.
Dr. Miller's professional memberships include:
- Los Angeles County Medical Association
- California Medical Association
- California Association of Ophthalmology
- Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
- Fellow of American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
Dr Miller and Surgical Eye Expeditions - Hue, Vietnam May 2011
Dr Miller and his wife Kelly, recently completed a surgical mission with SEE International to Hue, Vietnam in May 2011. Over one hundred cataract surgeries were performed in the week they were there. Dr Miller also was able to teach many residents some of the techniques being used in this country while there.
Currently, they are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fulfill an invitation from boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, a patient at Peninsula Eyecare Medical Associates, to work in the Philippines this year or early in 2013. They are coordinating their busy schedules to find a time to provide similar care to the unfortunate people in the area where Mr Pacquiao serves as a Congressman. Many local eye surgeons from the country have volunteered to participate in this effort in and around General Santos, which is the boxers home.
Interesting Facts About World Blindness
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 37 million blind people in the world. Of these people:
- 90% live in developing countries
- 80% of the cases are avoidable or treatable
- 48% are blind due to cataracts
SEE International’s primary focus on cataract surgery is one of the most cost-effective of all health interventions. Cataract blindness is readily curable with modern cataract surgery. With a 30-minute surgery and the patient under local anesthetic, a volunteer SEE International surgeon can restore the sight of a person who has been blind with cataracts for 5, 10, or even 20 years. Blindness is a key barrier to promoting health, the centerpiece of development. Thus, tackling blindness among the poor is central to the goal of creating new opportunities for people of developing countries.
In Hue, a major cause of blindness is cataract, which can be reversed by a relatively brief procedure of less than 30 minutes. A significant percentage of the population lives on less than one dollar a day and cannot afford to have sight restored because of lack of medical personnel or geographic difficulties. This clinic will provide all services, free of charge to these underserved individuals in Central Vietnam who otherwise would not be able to undergo this rapid and very successful procedure. SEE has been involved in sight restorative surgery in Vietnam for many years and has a wonderful relationship with the eye surgeons in the country. Many are eager to assist and participate in this opportunity to enhance the lives of there citizens.