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Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS

Aesthetic and Refractive Surgery Medical Center
455 O'Connor Drive, Suite 180
San Jose, CA 95101
(877) 634-3273
Dr. Randal Pham

Dr. Randal Pham


The first and only surgeon in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area to offer laser refractive cataract surgery

Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a talented LASIK and cataract surgeon in the Silicon Valley. He has fellowship-level training in both ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery. An international lecturer, Dr. Pham has been recognized repeatedly throughout his career for excellence in his craft. He has been named to San Jose Magazine's list of "Silicon Valley Top Docs" and has been selected by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists" in the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery subspecialty. Dr. Pham is also the first ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon to receive the "Best Clinical Science Award" from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. As a faculty member of the Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Pham was honored by the provost for his research in laser surgery.

Aesthetic and Refractive Surgery Medical Center is located in San Jose and serves patients from throughout the entire Silicon Valley area.


Laser Vision Correction at the Aesthetic and Refractive Surgery Medical Center

Dr. Pham is able to decrease his patients' dependence on glasses and contact lenses through laser vision correction. He offers LASIK eye surgery to correct the refractive errors that distort vision. During a LASIK procedure, Dr. Pham uses a small surgical blade or a laser to create a flap in the cornea. He lifts the flap and folds it back from the eye so he has access to the underlying corneal tissue. Dr. Pham uses an excimer laser to carefully ablate small bits of tissue, reshaping the cornea. Once he is finished, he restores the flap to its original position, where it seals itself. A properly shaped cornea is better able to refract light, allowing for clearer and crisper vision.

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Cataract Surgery at the Aesthetic and Refractive Surgery Medical Center

In addition to laser vision correction, Dr. Pham offers surgical treatment of cataracts. He is the first and only Silicon Valley cataract surgeon who provides laser refractive cataract surgery at this posting. During this procedure, Dr. Pham uses a laser to make an opening in the natural lens-containing capsule and to break up the eye's cloudy lens inside into tiny pieces, and then uses suction to remove the pieces from the eye. He then places a small intraocular lens to restore clear vision. There are various types of intraocular lenses, each with its own advantages. Laser cataract surgery enables Dr. Pham to place the advanced intraocular lenses (those that allow patients to see distance, intermediate and near objects without glasses) into the natural lens-containing capsules with precision that not even the best surgeon's hand can achieve. This precision is in the order of 30 microns. The accurate placements of these advanced intraocular lenses provide patients with clear vision at all distances.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with an experienced eye surgeon and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact the Aesthetic and Refractive Surgery Medical Center by calling 877-634-3273.

More About Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS

Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS, earned his biochemistry undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Pham completed his ophthalmology residency training at Metrohealth St. Luke/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and completed a fellowship in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery at Cimarron Eye Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Pham belongs to numerous professional associations. He was the first Vietnamese-American member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was also the first Vietnamese American appointed to the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been recognized with multiple awards. Dr. Pham is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Pham is a member of several professional organizations.

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