OUR SURGEONS/OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

Daniel Sand, MD

Dr. Sand is a board certified subspecialty trained ophthalmologist who attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Sand completed his residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California and his cornea, external disease and refractive surgery training as a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow at the prestigious University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center. There he also completed an eye banking fellowship as the inaugural Eversight Eye Bank Fellow. 


Prior to transitioning to private practice, Dr. Sand directed the cornea and refractive surgery division for several years for a multi specialty group covering almost 250,000 members directly and several million members within the regional network. In his role he was responsible for setting up one of three corneal cross-linking centers in the Southern California region and also performed the first corneal cross-linking case in the region. The clinic he led became a regional referral center for Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). 


Dr. Sand performs all types of corneal transplantation surgery (including PKP, DALK, DSAEK, and DMEK) and he enjoys helping patients with dry eyes and other ocular surface problems. He is excited about offering the newest advanced technology intraocular lenses and cataract surgery technologies to his cataract patients to help make patients less dependent on glasses after surgery. Given his subspecialty training he also offers corneal and lens based refractive surgery to his patients (including LASIK, PRK, SMILE, INTACS, KAMRA, Corneal Relaxing Incisions, ICL and RLE). He is passionate about tailoring surgery to the needs of every patient.  


Dr. Sand is continuing his involvement with the Eye Bank Association of America as a member of a national committee. He has volunteered to be part of an eye surgery team that went to Mexico in the past to provide care there. He has extensively published original research, authored a book chapter and presented his findings at major ophthalmic meetings. He stays current by attending national and local meetings to be able to offer the newest and best treatments to his patients. Dr. Sand operates at Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills and is excited to help his patients with their eye care needs.  

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Mariah Sand, MD

Dr. Sand is a board certified dual subspecialty trained ophthalmologist  who attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her residency at the prestigious UH Hospitals and did a fellowship in cornea and glaucoma at the prestigious Glick Eye Institute in Indiana. She has extensive experience in private practice and was also on the faculty at the prestigious University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center in the Glaucoma, Cataract and Anterior Segment Disease section.  


Dr. Sand performs both cornea and glaucoma surgery and is passionate about helping patients preserve sight. She believes in regular follow-up and emphasizes the importance of prevention to her glaucoma patients. Dr. Sand also enjoys helping patients with cataracts and comprehensive eye care needs.  

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