Kevin M. Miller, MD, is the Kolokotrones Chair in Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Chief of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division, and a member of the Stein Eye Institute. He is the recipient of the Paul Vicari and the Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Cataract Research Funds at UCLA. He received the Honor, Senior Honor, and Secretariat awards of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC). His clinical practice is dedicated to cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and the rehabilitation of eyes with complex anterior segment surgical problems.
Dr. Miller teaching activities are diverse. He is an instructor in several required and elective medical school courses at UCLA. He is involved in resident, fellow, and international fellow training at the Stein Eye Institute. He served on the Clinical Optics committee of the AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course. He was the chairman of the book-writing committee for 5 years, editing 3 editions of the Clinical Optics textbook. He served on the Anterior Segment Preferred Practice Patterns committee of the AAO and was involved in writing two editions of Cataract in the Adult Eye. He served on the AAO Maintenance of Certification and Compass committees and currently serves on the Program Planning cataract subcommittee and the Skills Transfer Advisory Committee. For the ASCRS, he serves on the Cataract Clinical Committee, the Retina Clinical Committee, and the Skills Transfer Advisory Committee. He was an organizer of the 2012 and 2014 World Congresses of Ophthalmology. He serves on the editorial boards of the EyeNet Magazine, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and Em Foco, a Brazilian language publication. He writes a regular column for the EyeWorld, an ASCRS publication. He is a reviewer for many ophthalmic journals. He has trained numerous national and international fellows. He has delivered approximately 200 invited lectures at international meetings and approximately 500 lectures at local and national meetings. He has organized more than 80 instructional courses for residents, fellows, and practicing ophthalmologists.
Dr. Miller's research interests are in the areas of refractive cataract surgery, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic optics, artificial iris devices, and surgical outcomes. He was an investigator in the Alcon Laboratories toric intraocular lens trial, the Hoya single-piece acrylic lens trial, and the Ophtec endocapsular tension ring trial. He participated in the development and national launch of the Alcon Laboratories Infiniti Vision phacoemulsification system. He is an investigator in the Calhoun Vision light adjustable lens study and the Alcon high-power toric intraocular lens post approval study. He was an investigator in the Ophtec model 311 iris reconstruction lens trial. He has a humanitarian device exemption from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to implant Morcher artificial iris devices in eyes with congenital or acquired iris defects. He is an investigator in the HumanOptics artificial iris clinical trial. Dr. Miller is also interested in the cataract surgical outcomes of functionally monocular patients and the surgical outcomes of patients who undergo cataract surgery following retinal surgery.