Education and experience in both engineering and medicine are what makes Dr. Dan Tran an expert in vision correction technology. Dr. Tran personally selects the best technology for each of his patients. In practice since 1999, Dr. Tran was the first surgeon in the world to use an IntraLase laser to perform All-Laser LASIK procedures, Dr. Tran introduced IntraLase technology, now the general standard in care for the field of laser vision correction.
Dr. Tran combines the IntraLase laser with Custom LASIK to deliver a clear picture of what his patients see, allowing him to correct vision with incredibly superior outcomes. Studies have shown that the combined use of the technologies actually increases a patient’s chance to achieve results of 20/20 or better. With a procedure so precise, it’s now a crucial component for vision correction approved by NASA and the Department of Defense for U.S. Service personnel.
Dr. Tran is also the first surgeon in the world to combine the commercial use of IntraLase technology with intracorneal rings (Intacs™) to treat patients with keratoconus; a disorder that leads to a loss of vision in young adults. With his expertise, Dr. Tran has been instrumental in mentoring other surgeons around the world about this treatment.
Highly proficient, Dr. Dan B. Tran is one of the few corneal specialists in the world to access the latest in LASIK technology to correct near vision for those who wear reading glasses and are over the age of 40, in addition to treating cataracts. Dr. Tran’s state-of-the-art technology allows him to see real-time outcomes as he performs surgery so that all adjustments can be made almost immediately, thus optimizing the results of each surgery.
In 1999, Coastal Vision Medical Group received corporate contracts with both the Long Beach Police Department and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department to be the official LASIK provider for both law enforcement departments. Eye doctors, physicians, and high-level executives have also chosen Dr. Dan B. Tran for his surgical skills. Those who know the industry well prefer to have Dr. Tran as their surgeon. Dr. Tran takes great pleasure in restoring vision for his patients, family, and friends, and in witnessing the impact that it has on their lives.
1984 BS, Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
1985 Graduate Studies in Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
1987 Graduate Studies in Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993 MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Resident in Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Fellow in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, CA
1999 American Board of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Clinical Instructor, Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, CA
Staff Ophthalmologist, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA
Staff Ophthalmologist, St. Mary Hospital, Long Beach, CA
Jones J, Koch Dd, Vold S, Mccabe C, Rhee D, Lewis R, Smith S, Nguyen Qh, Samuelson Tw; Horizon U.s. Investigators (Tran DB Et Al.). Results from the United States Cohort of the Horizon Trial of a Schlemm Canal Microstent to Reduce Intraocular Pressure in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 Sep;45(9):1305-1315. Doi : 10.1016/j .Jcrs.2019.03.024. Epub 2019 Jul 17.
Samuelson Tw, Chang Df, Marquis R, Flowers B, Lim Ks, Ahmed Iik, Jampel Hd, Aung T, Crandall As, Singh K; Horizon Investigators (Tran Db Et Al.). a Schlemm Canal Microstent for Intraocular Pressure Reduction in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Cataract: the Horizon Study. Ophthalmology. 2019 Jan;126(1):29-37. Doi : 10.1016/j .Ophtha.2018.05.012. Epub 2018 Jun 23.
Tran DB, Vargas V, Potvin R. Neodymium:yag Capsulotomy Rates Associated with Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Versus Manual Cataract Surgery. J Cataract Rfract Surg. 2016 Oct;42(10); 1470-1476. Doi : 10.1016/j .Jcrs.2016.08.019.
Whitman J, Dougherty Pj, Parkhurst Gd, Olkowski J, Slade Sg, Hovanesian J, Chu R, Dishler J, Tran Db, Lehmann R, Carter H, Steiner Rf, Koch Dd. Treatment of Presbyopia in Emmetropes Using a Shape-Changing Corneal Inlay: One-Year Clinical Outcomes. Ophthalmology. 2016 Mar; 123(3):466-75. Doi:10.1016/j. Ophtha. 2015.11.011. Epub 2016 Jan 27.
Lanchulev T, Hoffer Kj, Yoo Sh, Chang Df, Breen M, Padrick T, Tran Db. Intraoperative Refractive Biometry for Predicting Intraocular Lens Power Calculation After Prior Myopic Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):56-60. Doi:10.1016/j .Ophtha.2013.08.041. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
Tran DB, Binder Ps, Brame Cl. Lasik Flap Revision Using the Intralase Femtosecond Laser. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2008 Winter;48(1):51-63.
Sarayba Ma, Ignacio Ts, Binder Ps, Tran Db. Comparative Study of Stromal Bed Quality by Using Mechanical, Intralase Femtosecond Laser 15- and 30-Khz Microkeratomes. Cornea. 2007 May;26(4):446-51.
Sarayba Ma, Ignacio Ts, Tran Db, Binder Ps. a 60 Khz Intralase Femtosecond Laser Creates a Smoother Lasik Stromal Bed Surface Compared to a Zyoptix Xp Mechanical Microkeratome in Human Donor Eyes. J Refract Surg. 2007 Apr;23(4):331-7.
Tran DB, Shah V. Higher Order Aberrations Comparison in Fellow Eyes Following Intralase Lasik with Wavelight Allegretto and Customcornea Ladarvision4000 Systems. J Refract Surg. 2006 Nov;22(9):s961-4.
Tran DB, Sarayba Ma, Bor Z, Garufis C, Duh Yj, Soltes Cr, Juhasz T, Kurtz Rm. Randomized Prospective Clinical Study Comparing Induced Aberrations with Intralase and Hansatome Flap Creation in Fellow Eyes: Potential Impact on Wavefront-Guided Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Jan;31(1):97-105.
Sujata S. Purohit, MD; Raymund T. Angeles, MD; Alan R. Westeren, MD; Jay Mcdonald, MD; Daniel B. Tran, MD; Tom Clinch, MD; and David J. Schanzlin, MD. Chapter 16: “Angle-Supported Phakic Intraocular Lenses: the Phakic 6h2.” Phakic Intraocular Lenses; Principles and Practice. 2004, Slack, Inc. David R. Hardten, Md, Facs, Richard L. Linstrom, MD, Elizabeth a Davis, Md.
Tran DB, Schanzlin Dj, Traub Ir, Juhasz Tibor, Kurtz R. Intralase Femtosecond Laser for Intacstm Implantation. “Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments.” Chapter 23, First Edition (2002).
Tran DB, Zadok D, Carpenter M, Korn Ts, Twa M, Schanzlin Dj. Intraocular Pressure Measurement in Patients with Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments. J Refract Surg. 1999 Jul-Aug; 15(4):441-3. Erratum In: J Refract Surg 1999 Sep-Oct;15(5):512. Korn Ts [Corrected to Korn Ts].
Zadok D, Tran Db, Twa M, Carpenter M, Schanzlin Dj. Pneumotonometry Versus Goldmann Tonometry After Laser in Situ Keratomileusis for Myopia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 1999 Oct;25(10):1344-8.
Tran DB, Zadok D, Schanzlin Dj. Intraocular Pressure Measurement in Patients with Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments. J Refract Surg. 1999 Jul-Aug; 15(4):441-3.
Tran D, Schanzlin Dj. Corneal and Conjunctival Calcifications. Current Ocular Therapy 5t H Edition (1998).
Tran, DB, Silverman Se, Zimmerman K, Feldon Se. Age-Related Deterioration of Motion Perception and Detection. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1998 Apr;236(4):269-273.
Tran, DB, Wilson Mc, Fox Ca, Clancy R, Teener Jw, Golden Ja, Liu Gt. Möbius Syndrome with Oculomotor Nerve Paralysis Without Abducens Paralysis. J Neuroophthalmol. 1998 Dec;18(4):281-83.
Silverman Se, Tran Db, Zimmerman Km, Feldon Se (1994). Dissociation Between the Detection and Perception of Motion in Alzheimer’s Disease. Neurology. 1994 Oct;44(10):1814-1818.