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Neel D. Pasricha


Cornea and refractive surgery specialist

Dr. Neel D. Pasricha is an ophthalmologist who specializes in caring for patients with cataracts and diseases of the cornea. He performs cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, ocular surface surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, corneal collagen cross-linking and refractive surgery.

The goal of Pasricha's research is to discover and develop new drugs for increasing tear production. To that end, he uses ocular surface electrophysiology (measuring electrical changes in the tear film that covers the eye's surface) to study ion transport (movement of sodium, chloride and potassium across a membrane).

After earning a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, Pasricha earned his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, where he received the Hogan/Garcia Award for best research by a resident as well as an award for excellence and innovation in graduate medical education for his work on virtual microsurgical training. He completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. While at Bascom Palmer, he received their fellow of the year award and was awarded a merit fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation.

Pasricha belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Cornea Society.

In his free time, Pasricha loves being with his wife (also an ophthalmologist), running Bay Area trails, exploring new restaurants, telling nerdy jokes, eating cookies, wearing silly socks, and traveling with friends and family.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2020

  • Fellowships

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

It is a privilege to help restore vision in patients through clinical and surgical care, research discovery, and trainee education.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    163 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 09, 2023
    The doctor and his assistant were spectacular. The tech was less than helpful.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr. Neel Pasricha is one of the most confidence-inspiring medical professionals I have spoken to in years. He was extremely knowledgeable explaining nuances to his fellows while still moving through the appointment. He was extremely approachable and welcoming of all questions he never made me feel rushed in my processing. Most importantly he confidently and clearly validated my concerns that the Emergency Department should have paged ophthalmology on the initial night we arrived. His willingness to validate and take responsibility was refreshing and much appreciated.
    Oct 19, 2023
    Charismatic and approachable trustable.
    Oct 14, 2023
    I greatly appreciate Dr. Pasricha's care expertise skill and thoroughness. He helps me to be at ease. He is also very personable and kind.
    Sep 09, 2023
    Excellent doctor and staff
    Aug 24, 2023
    He showed compassion for for all of us the patient as well as his family. He took control of the situation and defused it. I'm so thankful for him.
    Jul 06, 2023
    The best
    May 27, 2023
    Everyone Physician Nurses and Staff being involved with my care dud an excellent job I felt very comfortable with their warmth and their pleasant energy I felt comfortable that all will be well
    May 11, 2023
    Bad experience
    May 04, 2023
    Very good
    Apr 08, 2023
    Excellent provider. Friendly and professional. Treated my son and myself with respect and made us feel very comfortable.
    Apr 08, 2023
    Amazing procedure I can see better so thankful!
    Apr 07, 2023
    Neel was amazing
    Mar 23, 2023
    Knowledgeable relaxed and at ease with bedside manner
    Feb 16, 2023
    Very kind and thorough.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dec 10, 2022
    Amazing care provider that I met for the first time. Had taken the time to find out from my previous long-standing ophthamologist about my previous history was personable and welcoming.
    Nov 10, 2022
    He took time with me and did not rush.
    Nov 05, 2022
    I would give him 10 stars plus!
    Oct 24, 2022
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Neel Dave Pasricha and I was very happy with his expertise and bed-side manner.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr Neel Pasricha was fantastic with my daughter. Great rapport with her answered her questions and showed genuine interest in her eye health as well as her school and sports participation.
    Oct 06, 2022
    This was my first meeting with Dr. Pasricha and I couldn't be more pleased with the care he provided me and the time he spent with me.
    Sep 15, 2022
    The doctor was great and made it all worth it but you need to fix scheduling and waiting issues to make this viable
    Aug 18, 2022
    Everyone involved in my treatment are wonderful
    Jul 21, 2022
    Very good doctor very friendly
    Jul 06, 2022
    Very insightful thorough and positive.
    Jun 08, 2022
    May 09, 2022
    Dr. Pasricha has been amazing his knowledge and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently have been insurmountable in dealing with my condition. I am and continue to be impressed with his genuine care concern and compassion regarding my treatment.
    Apr 10, 2022
    Very thorough medical experience.
    Apr 07, 2022
    Again the doctor and all members of the team were extremely polite and helpful not one bad experience... Which is extremely which is extremely rare.
    Apr 07, 2022
    A very confident respectful knowledgeable friendly provider
    Mar 25, 2022
    Dr. Pasricha was extremely kind very knowledgeable and informed me about what was going on with the reason why I was referred to him.

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