Andrew Henrick, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery, Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery, Botox, and Dermal Fillers
Graduate, University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science, June 1972
M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, June 1976
Internship, Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, California 1976-1977
Residency, Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977-1980
Professional Certifications and Memberships
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology and California Academy of Ophthalmology
Service to the Profession of Ophthalmology
Elected President, California Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002
Elected VP Public Information, California Academy of Ophthalmology, 1995-2000
Elected President, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, 1994-1995
Elected Member Board of Directors, California Academy of Ophthalmology, 1993-1994
Elected Chief of Ophthalmology, South Coast Medical Center, Laguna Beach, California, 1986-1989
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
A Highly Skilled Surgeon
Has performed thousands of successful ophthalmic surgeries, specializing in cataract extractions, glaucoma procedures and oculoplastic surgeries.
A Well-Rounded Individual
Accomplished classical pianist
Fluent in French, Spanish, German and Romanian
"Tissue-drag" with Polyglycolic Acid (Dexon) and Polyglactin 910 (Vicryl) sutures in strabismus surgery. J. Ped Ophthalmol. 13:360, 1977.
Patient compliance with use of topical ophthalmic corticosteroid suspensions. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 87:210, 1979.
Pupillary dilatation with single eyedrop mydriatic combinations. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 89:553, 1980.
Vascular hypotension and bradycardia following intraocular injection of acetylcholine during cataract surgery. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 97:40, 1984.
Organic tissue glue in the closure of cataract incisions. J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 13:551, 1987.
Organic tissue glue in the closure of cataract incisions in rabbit eyes. J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 17:551, 1991.
Surfing-related ocular injuries. Retina 18:424, 1998.
Brinkley, J.R. and Henrick, A., "Role of Extraocular Pressure in Open Globe Injury," Anesthesiology 100:1036 (2004).
"I feel very fortunate to have studied at a university world renowned for its medical school and for its eye institute. I continue to update my education by regularly studying current medical journals and by attending postgraduate continuing medical education courses. I am pleased to donate my time and efforts to those professional organizations that are dedicated to improving eye care for all of us. As this critical time in medicine, I believe it is of great importance to be in a position to act as advocate for our patients. Only in this way can we hope to maintain the high quality of medical care in our nation. The word doctor means teacher. I feel it is important to give something back to medicine by helping to teach the next generation of physicians, and by adding to our overall knowledge by contributing to the scientific literature. Although I enjoy all aspects of ophthalmology, it has often been with surgical procedures that I have been able to make the most dramatic positive impact on the lives of my patients. I believe that my interests outside of medicine help me to approach my patients with a balanced point of view, and contribute to my abilities as a physician."