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Dr. Cahoon wins Great Cases review from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hoag Hospital

NEWPORT BEACH, CA. Dr. Judd Cahoon, MD, PhD awarded the Great Cases review accolade for April 2022 at Hoag Hospital.

Dr. Juang, attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Newport Beach, reviews multiple cases monthly, from which several are chosen for review at their monthly Emergency Department meetings. The Department members vote for the best case, and Dr. Cahoon's case won the April Great Cases review!

Dr. Juang writes:

"I am writing to thank [Dr. Cahoon] for [his] timely help and eyesight saving intervention with an emergency patient. Several months ago, one of our Advanced Care Practitioners called  [Dr. Cahoon] for a consultation. [He] performed a lateral canthotomy and cantholysis on a patient who suffered facial trauma, orbital blowout fracture and intraocular pressures reaching 50 mm Hg."

We are so incredibly proud of Dr. Cahoon, who through his determination, expertise, and sheer will brightens the lives of the patients at his practice, at Hoag Emergency Department, and of course his colleagues. He is instrumental in allowing our practice to successfully navigate through a rapidly changing healthcare environment to bring high-quality ophthalmological care available to thousands of Orange County residents.

About Dr. Judd M. Cahoon, MD, PhD

Judd M. Cahoon, MD, PhD, who is board certified, trained as an opthalmology resident at the prestigious Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. He brings new techniques to the clinic, such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and has extensive experience treating medical retinal disease.

Prior to training at UCLA, Dr. Cahoon obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah on a Presidential Scholarship, honoring in Exercise and Sports Science and minoring in Chinese. 

Dr. Cahoon completed the combined MD/PhD program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience studying the underlying mechanisms of and developing a novel treatment for diabetic eye disease. Dr. Cahoon has published multiple scientific papers and presented at both national and international meetings for which he has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Young Investigator Award and the MIT Outstanding Poster Award. In addition to his basic science work on diabetic retinopathy, he has also published a series of papers on the dynamics of the machines used for cataract surgery.

During his time as a resident at UCLA, Dr. Cahoon was awarded the Medical Student Teaching Award and the Beast Bowler Award. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and is proficient in Spanish. Dr. Cahoon played rugby in high school and college and now enjoys playing the guitar for his wife and three children.

Dr. Cahoon is happy to see you for any eye condition, urgent or chronic, and considers his practice truly comprehensive.  

David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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