News

June 2020
Dr. Iyengar was invited to be a speaker at the Canadian Society of Ophthalmology in Vancouver, Canada, but given the COVID-19 situation around the world, he and other speakers will be presenting their talks virtually. Dr. Iyengar will be talking about global blindness and the use of telemedicine.
May 14, 2020
We are now scheduling eyelid surgery consultations in our boutique La Jolla office, located off of La Jolla Village Drive. This office brings the highest level of safety and confidential care, as only one patient is in the office at a time much like our Encinitas location.
April 22, 2020
Dr. Iyengar will be holding a webinar for eye surgeons around the country on Tepezza (teprotummab), a new medication useful for patients with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease can affect the eyelids, eye socket, eye muscles, and eye.  This new drug was recently approved by the FDA and its phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials were published here  in the New England Journal of Medicine.
April 3, 2020
Dr. Iyengar will be holding a webinar for eye surgeons on Tepezza (teprotumumab), a new medication useful for patients with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease can affect the eyelids, eye socket, eye muscles, and eye.  This new drug was recently approved by the FDA and its phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials were published here in the New England Journal of Medicine.
April 2, 2020
Our new office is located in the heart of La Jolla and just across the UCSD School of Medicine. This office will offer the same boutique, personalized, expert level care we have for clients in the North County.  We are now scheduling appointments for this location.  Our individualized appointments limit the number of people in the waiting room and provide a more intimate setting for oculoplastic surgical care.
March 24, 2020
Our boutique practice is committed to the well-being of our community and values safety as the #1 priority.  We realize many of our patients have been waiting for months for their office visit or their eyelid surgery.  However, given the recent situation with Covid-19, and the below update from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, of which Dr. Iyengar is a member, we are scheduling and rescheduling appointments after April 2020 for your safety and well-being.
Thank you to our San Diego Emergency Room Physicians and local Eye Surgeons who trusted us with their own eyelids and are now keeping our community safe and healthy.
We thank you for your understanding, apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your support of our practice.

Srinivas Iyengar, MD FACS


March 11, 2020
Dr. Iyengar was in Chicago this past weekend to meet with other nationally-recognized eyelid surgeons about a new medication for patients with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease can affect the eyes, eyelids, and the eye socket. The new drug will help many patients avoid surgery. Dr. Iyengar is working to bring this current treatment that was most recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine to San Diego.


February 16-18, 2020

Dr. Iyengar was an invited speaker at the International Academy of Ocularistry meeting in San Diego, CA.


January 20, 2020

ABC News covered Dr. Srinivas Iyengar’s work in Kumasi, Ghana with ORBIS International. With over a decade of experience in international work, and recognized around the globe, Dr. Iyengar handles the most challenging eyelid surgery cases in San Diego and the surrounding areas.


December 23rd , 2019
Palomar Health Eye Surgeon Shares His Skills in Africa for Thanksgiving


November 23, 2019
Dr. Srinivas Iyengar will be in Kumasi, Ghana doing volunteer eyelid surgery with ORBIS International. ORBIS is a non-profit focused on preventable blindness in the developing world.  A decade ago, Dr. Iyengar was one of the two American doctors on the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, a DC-10 airplane with a fully functional operating room,  and is returning as Volunteer Faculty to help train local doctors in the most current techniques for eyelid surgery.  For more information, on Dr. Iyengar’s ORBIS Trip, please click here


November 15, 2019

Dr. Iyengar and his oculoplastic surgery colleague, Dr. Jeremiah Tao, were the keynote speakers for the San Diego Optometric Society in 2019. Dr. Iyengar presented his approach to evaluating droopy eyelids and his scarless upper eyelid surgery procedure.