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Meet Our Doctor

Michael Brenner, M.D.

Director Brenner Eye & Facial Center
Clinical Adjunct Professor, SCCO

Corneal & Refractive Surgeries, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment

A native of Southern California, Dr. Brenner has been at the forefront of refractive intraocular surgery for more than a decade as well as being a cutting edge Cataract and LASIK surgeon for more than Twenty years.

Fellowship trained at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery and Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.   Dr. Brenner has been in private practice in Long Beach for over 20 years.

Dr. Brenner’s credentials serve as a framework to enhance his extensive experience in the field of vision correction surgery   Cataract surgery and treatment of Glaucoma.  Dr. Brenner has performed excess of 35,000.00 primary vision correction procedures and was the first to implant a Multifocal Intraocular Lens in Southern California in 1997.  Since then, he has become a leader in specialty implant technology for the correction of presbyopia.
Dr. Brenner is active as a teacher of surgical procedures and ocular condition treatment protocols for other Doctors.

Dr. Brenner also serves as a proctor for other surgeons to become certified for LASIK.

Dr. Brenner’s ability to understand each patient’s needs on an individual basis allows him to give each patient the customized care that they deserve.

Dr. Brenner and his team have also been recognized as a “Center of Excellence” for STAAR™ Surgical because of his expertise and experience with implanting the Visian ICL™ Phakic intraocular lens.

Dr. Brenner is a frequent lecturer locally and regionally as well as a regularly invited speaker at the national and international levels and has also written many articles and co-written book chapters.
Dr. Brenner has also been an investigator in several FDA trials for new technology.

Education & Professional Training

  • Cornea/External Ocular Disease Fellowship, 1991-1992
    Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ophthalmology Chief Resident, 1990-1991
    University of Arizona at Tuscon/Vetrans Administration MC, Tucson, AZ
  • Ophthalmology Residency, 1988-1990
    University of Arizona at Tuscon/University Medical Center, Tuscon, AZ
  • Internal Medicine Internship, 1987-1988
    Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena CA
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1983-1987
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.S. Biomedical Sciences, B.S. Psychology, 1980-1983
    University of California at Riverside, CA

Board Certification

  • Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1992
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons – CME committee
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Alternate Delegate, California Medical Association
  • Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Vice President, Long Beach Medical Association
  • Board of Directors, Long Beach Health Systems
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • National Sjogren’s Syndrome Association
  • UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Association
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Adjunct Professor, May 2003
    Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA
  • Clinical Lecturer, January 1998
    Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Clinical Examiner, April 1994
    Osler Institute, Terre Haute, IN
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, June 1991
    UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Los Angeles, CA

Investigational Studies

  • Principal Investigator, STARR Surgical – RCRC IRB – Prospective rotational evaluation of the Collamer 3-piece posterior chamber intraocular lens using Scheimpflung Imagery.
  • Principal Investigator, OPTHTEC USA – Biomed IRB – Model 1311 Artificial iris implant for CAS US Clinical Study.
  • HDE Investigator, Additional Technology – FDA Humanitarian Device Exemption using INTACS Corneal Segments to treat Keratoconus.
  • Principal Investigator, STARR Surgical – RCRC IRB – Rotational study of the UV – Absorbing Collamer plate-haptic posterior chamber intraocular lens (Model CO2015A) using high definition slit lamp photography.