Gene W. Zdenek, MD

Dr. Zdenek is a graduate of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. After completing his baccalaureate work at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Zdenek attended medical school at Rush Medical University, also in Chicago. He completed his residency work as a chief resident at Regenstein Eye Center at Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

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Dr. Zdenek has been practicing medicine since 1981. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Zdenek held the positions of Chief of Staff, Chairman of Emergency Room Services and Chairman of the Board at a Southern California Hospital. He went on to become the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Valley Multi-Specialty Surgery Center and Zdenek Eye Institute in central San Fernando Valley, California.

Dr. Zdenek is a VISX Certified Physician and mentors other Ophthalmologists in several surgical procedures. He has taught numerous laser corrective surgeries and advanced laser and refractive techniques. Dr. Zdenek has made a significant contribution to the field of Ophthalmology by completing award-winning research and development of revolutionary instruments and procedures. He has performed numerous corneal transplants and corneal surgery procedures to restore vision not only in adults but in children and infants. In addition, Dr. Zdenek has published numerous articles, abstracts (synopsis), and book chapters on all types of Ophthalmic surgery. He has been invited to lecture extensively both in the United States and abroad. In research, he is one of the few Ophthalmologists in the United States who successfully performed the Scleral Spacing Procedure which is showing promise to eliminate the need for reading glasses after the age of forty. Dr. Zdenek has been an expert Medical Legal Witness for over 25 years. He is uniquely gifted to communicate, in both legal and layman’s terminology. In short, Dr. Zdenek is great at listening and coming to an accurate diagnosis. Most important, he is a gifted communicator who strives to put his patients at ease, and fully understands the entire process of eye wellness. He is noted for taking his time with patients so they understand their diagnosis clearly and get all of their questions answered. More than his accomplishments, Dr. Zdenek honors that You are a person, not just a condition. He loves his work and partnership with his patients and continues to serve them enthusiastically, compassionately and even with humor.

Dr. Zdenek In LASIK


Dr. Zdenek has been performing LASIK since 1998. He opened 2 LASIK centers in 2004, in La Jolla, CA & Los Angeles, CA.

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