With the addition of Dr. Srinivas Iyengar, the Encinitas practice of Kaestner Eye Care has taken its comprehensive list of services to the next level.
Owner Dr. Joan Kaestner emphasizes a patient-physician partnership of genuine quality care and is renowned for her expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. Patients travel from across the country for general eye care, optometry including glasses and contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, eyelid surgery, Botox / Dysport and injectable fillers.
Dr. Kaestner partners with Dr. Jeanne Louie, who is specialized in detecting and treating many types of eye conditions such as dry eyes, ocular allergies, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Now with Dr. Iyengar’s standing as one of a small number of fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeons in the San Diego area, the eye center is able to offer cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery.
“What really sets us apart is the boutique nature of our practice,” Dr. Kaestner said. “We are not a factory. Talking to out patients is a high priority. I’ve been practicing in San Diego for more than 25 years and am always eager to learn new approaches.”
Dr. Kaestner is on the National Education Faculty for Allergan and the Medical Training Board for Medicis. She has been training other physicians on the use of cosmetic injectables for nearly 15 years.
Originally a North County native, Dr. Iyengar graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. He completed his ophthalmic residency at the University of Kansas, after which he spent one year helping teach surgery around the world on a DC-10 airplane as part of the Flying Eye Team with a non-profit called ORBIS International.
“That was such a learning experience,” Iyengar said. “I was able to combine my interest in international medicine and my love of travel into an experience that helped a lot of people.”
Dr. Iyengar completed his ASOPRS-sponsored fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery in Los Angeles. After three years of practice as one of the only oculoplastic surgeons in Central Florida, and serving as the Chief of Ophthalmology at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, he returned home to the North County to build his practice.
Dr. Iyengar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the San Diego County Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Active in educating professionals within his industry, Dr. Iyengar has lectured extensively and has authored many articles and book chapters on eyelid surgery. He is one of a small number of fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeons in the San Diego area. His services include cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgeries, of which he has performed thousands on patients ranging from children to world-class athletes.
“Dr. Iyengar has a truly unique background and brings exceptional services to the practice,” Kaestner said. “He cares about his patients and his community.”
Iyengar grew up in the San Diego area before moving as a child to Colorado for his father’s work. He returned to Southern California about a year ago and has since treated friends and former teachers – bringing his career around full circle.
He even recently served as team doctor for the San Diego Chargers during their preseason National Football League game against the Dallas Cowboys. “It’s great to be back – this is my home,” Iyengar said. “The community has welcomed me back and I am excited to make a positive difference.”
Visit www.kaestnereyecare.com or call 760.942.9225 for more information on the practice. Check out the patient testimonials on the website, as well as the photo gallery to get an inside look at the practice.