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Holly M. Spanggord, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Corneal Transplant Surgery, and Laser Vision Correction

Graduate, University of California, Irvine. Bachelor of Science in Biology – Cum Laude; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Cum Laude, June 1993
M.D., University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, June 1997
Internship, Preliminary Medicine, University of California, San Francisco – Mount Zion Medical Center, 1997-1998
Residency, Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, Houston, Texas, 1998-2001
Fellowship, Cornea/External Disease/Refractive Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2001-2002

Professional Certifications and Memberships
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Member,Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, California Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Castroviejo Cornea Society

Academic Credential
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles California

Research: Publications & Presentations
Muller LM, Packo KH, Spanggord HM, Epstein RJ, Refractive: Band Keratopathy Within a LASIK Flap, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, 32-33.

Spanggord, H.M., Lee, A.G., Intracranial Inflammatory Pseudotumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Neuro-ophthalmolgy, In Press.

Spanggord, H.M., Sheldon, A., Ferriero, D.M., Cysteamine Eliminates Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity But Is Not Protective to the Hypoxic-Ischemic Neonatal Rat Brain, Neurosci, Lett., 213 1-4.

Movahedi, H., Le, H., Spanggord, H., Purdy, R., Effect of Alpha Adrenergic Agonist on the Rabbit Ear Artery Contraction to Serotonin: Enhanced Response Mediated by Serotonergic I-Like Receptors, J. Pharm. Exper. Therp., 272 364-370.

International Society of Refractive Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, Oral Presentation: Refractive Outcome After LASIK Utilizing Fixed vs. Roll-on/Roll-off VISX Lasers.

32nd Annual Frank B. Walsh Meeting of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oral Presentation: The Right Pathology in the Wrong Location.

Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, California, Oral Presentation: Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthesis Blockade by Cysteamine Causes Seizures and Increased Mortality After Perinatal Hypoxia-Ischemia in the Rat.

Subspecialty Expertise
Dr. Spanggord has received advanced fellowship training in all types of Refractive Surgery and Corneal Surgery. She is experienced with all types of laser vision correction including Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK), Laser Assisted Stromal In-Situ Keratomileuses (LASIK), and Laser Assisted in-Situ Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK). She is also an expert in Penetrating Keratoplasty (Corneal Transplant) and in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and external eye diseases.

Personal Statement:
"I am honored to have been selected as an Associate Ophthalmologist by South Coast Eye Care, well known for its quality care & high ethical standards, as well as for the prominence of its founders in the ophthalmic community. I look forward to contributing my expertise in Corneal Transplant Surgery and Refractive Surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, PTK, AK) to the care of our patients. As one of only a few fellowship trained corneal and refractive surgeons in Orange County, I know I can make a difference in the sight (and therefore in the lives) of members of our community."

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