Kevin J. Garff, MD

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Dr. Garff earned an undergraduate honor degree in Biology and his M.D. degree from the University of Utah. He completed his residency in New York at Nassau Medical Center in Ophthalmology where he served as chief resident.  He recently completed his fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at University of California in San Diego.

Dr. Garff joined Prestera Eye Medical Group as a Physician Associate in July 2020. He provides the latest techniques in cataract and refractive surgery including multifocal and Toric intraocular lenses, Lasik and PRK. He also performs complex anterior segment techniques, including scleral-fixated intraocular lenses and iris repair. He is trained in both full thickness and endothelial corneal transplants, including the latest technique, Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Dr Garff also provides care for dry eye, pterygium, ocular surface tumors, Fuchs’ dystrophy, infectious and inflammatory corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.


University of Utah School of Medicine, MD - 2015

Nassau University Medical Center, Ophthalmology Residency - 2019

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas

Board Certifications

Board Eligible Ophthalmology

Memberships & Associations

National Institutes of Health Grant

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Regrative Surgeons

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