Biography

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Dr. Martin completed her undergraduate training at U.C. Berkeley in just 3 years, graduating Phi Beta Kappa & Magna Cum Laude. She was granted early acceptance at U.C. San Francisco Medical School, where she completed her MD degree achieving High Honors in Surgery, Ophthalmology, OB/GYN, Radiology and Clinical Medicine. She completed her Internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and then went on to Stanford University for her Ophthalmology Residency. While at Stanford, she served as Chief Resident and patented a product to help ICU patients not lose their sight while comatose. She spent her last year at Stanford, on her own time, learning oculoplastics and general plastics, and conducting research. She has practiced in the Coachella Valley since 2005. Dr. Martin feels that the eye is truly the "window to the soul/body" as everything that affects the body can affect the eye. She takes the time to "listen to the patient" and treat them as a human being; LIKE THEY DESERVE.

Dr. Martin is the first surgeon in the Coachella valley to use the Istent device (a micro-incisional device used to treat glaucoma at the time of surgery). This is the smallest implant (1mm) ever placed in the human body. This device works to allow fluid to drain from the inside of the eye into your body's natural collector system. Many patients see a reduction (or elimination) of their glaucoma drops. This procedure takes only an additional 5 minutes at the end of cataract surgery. In addition, Dr. Martin established the eye surgery & cataract surgery program at Eisenhower Medical Center. Eisenhower Medical center had not done eye surgery in 15 years. Dr. Martin coordinated the purchase of the best microscope and cataract surgery equipment and trained the staff in intraocular surgery. Eisenhower now offers top patient treatment options for eye surgery and individualized care for the patients that entrust them.

Dr. Martin has published the following:

  • Main presenter for "4th Annual Eisenhower Neurosciences Institute", Updates for Primary Care Physician, March 2012.
  • "Sudden visual field constriction associated with optic disc drusen" J. of Neuroscience
  • "Optic disc drusen in pregnancy" ARVO National Convention, FL. 1996
  • "Cicatricial ectropion" ARVO National Convention, FL. 1997
  • "Greenhouse goggles, and their effect on corneal tissue melting and ulcers" Stanford University Hospital clinical trials and patent board, 1997