About Dr. Seibel

Cataract Surgeon in Los Angeles

Seibel Vision Surgery

When it comes to the quality of your vision, we understand that nothing is more important to you than choosing the most skilled and caring eye surgeon.
We invite you to read more about Dr. Seibel and his approach to patient care, continually expanding his knowledge base and refining his surgical skills – all for your best possible experience!
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Barry S. Seibel, MD

Acclaimed Cataract Surgery Textbook

One of Dr. Seibel’s major contributions to medicine is his textbook on cataract surgery, “Phacodynamics” – used by eye surgeons worldwide for learning the science behind cataract surgery specific to patients as individuals rather than a generalized approach. Last released in its 400-page Fourth Edition, this classic text has also been welcomed in Japanese and Spanish among other translations. Having mastered the principles in his textbook, Dr Seibel is among the very few (about 1%) of US surgeons to routinely use Dual Linear Pedal Control for the greatest finesse and safety for his patients.

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Dr. Seibel Is An Inventor and U.S. Patent Holder

The Seibel IntraLASIK Flap Lifter is just one of 20 surgical instruments that he created to enhance both patient and surgeon experience during vision correction surgery. It was so well received that IntraLase (the bladeless LASIK company) has used it in demonstrating and teaching their technology to surgeons around the world. Dr. Seibel’s innovative instruments are some of the most useful designs in the field of eye surgery with applications for cataract, LASIK, and glaucoma procedures.

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Seibel Tool Invention

Dr. Seibel’s Extensive Background and Expertise

In both the art and technology of cataract surgery has placed him in high demand from ophthalmic industry.

He has served as a bioengineering consultant to multiple companies, helping to bring new technologies to market.  His work with industry means that you as a patient will not only be made aware of some of the most advanced current technology, but also often some promising technologies that might soon become available.

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Highly Regarded By His Patients and Peers

As you may well know, an ophthalmologist is a medically licensed eye surgeon and, as such, Dr. Seibel is highly regarded not only by his patients, but also by his peers. He offers his teaching services to other ophthalmologists world-wide. He also participates as an investigator in numerous FDA clinical trials for the continual improvement of patient-centered eye surgery. Because of activities such as these, Dr. Seibel stays up-to-date on proven techniques and technology for obtaining your optimum vision.

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Kenneth L. Cohen, MD

Sterling A. Barrett Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Seibel, Honored to Serve As Director Surgical Courses

Dr. Seibel has been honored to serve as the Director of all Surgical Skills Transfer Courses, (which includes cataract surgery, LASIK, vitrectomy and glaucoma surgery) for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. This prestigious series of courses provides ophthalmologists from all over the globe an opportunity to gain knowledge handed over (“transferred”) from one eye surgeon to another.  A dedicated teacher, Dr. Seibel has delivered over 300 eye surgery lectures worldwide!

As a bioengineering consultant to the ophthalmic industry as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Clinic, Dr. Seibel can offer you his unique insights into ophthalmic surgical technology.

  • Dr. Seibel was the first Southern California eye surgeon to utilize the femtosecond laser in cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Seibel was one of only 13 eye surgeons chosen to participate as a FDA investigator to validate Wavefront LASIK technology for VISX in the United States.
  • He was the first eye surgeon in Los Angeles to offer the combined technologies of bladeless, all-laser LASIK with IntraLase with the VISX CustomVue wavefront ablation.
  • Dr. Seibel was among a handful of U.S. surgeons to participate in the FDA approval of the Capsule Tension Ring used in complex cataract surgery.
Dr. Seibel combines a solid background in technology, the sophisticated expertise of a world-renowned cataract eye surgeon, and the concern and attention of a dedicated physician to help you achieve your Personal Best Vision.

Highlights Of Current And Past Accomplishments

  • Author and Illustrator:
    • “Phacodynamics”,  Textbook of Cataract Surgery, 400 pages, 4 editions, 4 translations
  • Lecturer:
    • Over 300 eye surgery lectures in 23 countries on 6 continents.
  • Inventor:
    • 20 Eye Surgery Instruments for LASIK and Cataract Surgery

  • Faculty:
    • UCLA Geffen Medical School Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

    • Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgery Course

  • Visiting Professor:
    • United States Navy Hospital San Diego

  • Recipient:
    • UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute Resident Teaching Award

  • U.S. Patents
    • Seibel 3-Dimensional Eyelid Speculum, Seibel Ultrasonic Tip, Laser Cataract Surgery, Water-Jet Cataract Surgery

  • Graduate:
    • Rice University Phi Beta Kappa
    • UT Medical School at Houston
    • USC / Doheny Eye Clinic Residency
  • Producer:
    • 11 Educational Videos on Surgery Techniques for Cataract Surgery and LASIK

  • Chairman:
    • National Clinical “Best Practices” Committee Permanente Laser Vision Correction

  • Director:
    • All Surgical Skills Transfer Courses (including Cataract Surgery and LASIK) American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • FDA Research Investigator:
    • VISX

    • Ophte

  • Consultant:
    • Auris Surgical Robotics
    • Bausch & Lomb Surgical
    • Johnson & Johnson Vision
    • Optimedica Laser Cataract Surgery

    • Eyemaginations

    • RxSight Light Adjustable Lens Implant

  • Certified:
    • American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Fellow:
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Recipient:
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award

  • Member:
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

    • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • Staff:
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    • Specialty Surgical Center of Beverly Hills

  • Recipient:
    • Southern California Super Doctors Hall of Fame All-Stars

    • Castle Connolly Top Doctors

    • Best of LA Viewers’ Choice Winner

    • Marquis Who’s Who

    • US News Top 1% Doctor


Dr. Seibel helps thousands of patients in the Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills areas to see better and enjoy a more fulfilling life.  Utilizing sophisticated diagnostic equipment and a caring support staff, he personally examines and talks with each patient to understand their individual condition and goals in order to determine their best treatment options.

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