Mitul Mehta

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Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
School of Medicine
M.D., University of Southern California, 2008
M.S., Georgetown University, 2004, Physiology & Biophysics
Phone: (949) 824-6256
Fax: (949) 824-4015
University of California, Irvine
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Mail Code: 4375
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Surgical Devices, Surgical Techniques, Retinal Detachments, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Epiretinal Membranes, Macular Holes, Uveitis, Radiation Retinopathy
Academic Distinctions
Board Certified in Ophthalmology
Research Abstract
Mitul Mehta MD MS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He sees patients at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA and the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in Irvine, CA.
A Southern California native, Dr. Mehta graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he then completed a Master of Science degree in Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University and earned his MD degree from the University of Southern California (USC). After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati, he graduated from fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
In addition to the care of patients with vitreoretinal disorders, Dr. Mehta teaches medical students, residents, and fellows, and does research in surgical devices, techniques and vitreoretinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Dhoon TQ, Lam I, Kwan C, Huang J, McIntyre J, Mehta M. Retrograde Flow of Fluid Through the Nasolacrimal Duct System Under General Anesthesia: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2024 Feb 29;18(3):e01763. PMID: 38421319. doi:
Shinbashi, M, Hakim, S, Mechel, E, Mehta, MC, Crow, RW. An atypical presentation of giant cell arteritis: Fatigable signs to anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and choroidal infarction. Clin Case Rep. 2023; 11:e7775. doi:
Patel PN, Alkaliby AM, Mehta MC, Wang AL. CMV retinitis in patients on mycophenolate immunosuppression: a report of two cases. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, 2023 Aug 19; 19:72. doi:
White KM, Livant I, Frambach CR, Doan J, Mehta UV, Yuh C, Palma AM, Jameson KA, Kenney MC, Mehta MC, Boisvert CJ, Crow WR, Browne AW, Quantitative cone contrast threshold testing in patients with differing pathophysiological mechanisms causing retinal diseases. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2023 Feb 2;9(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s40942-023-00442-3.
Knight DK, Wang AL, Tsao SW, Carter SL, Mehta MC. Small Gauge Techniques for Removing a Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2023 Jan 1;17(1):26-28 PMID: 33475269 doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000001116.
Puri S, Mehta MC. Vitreoretinal surgical training—assessment of simulation, models, and rubrics—a narrative review. Ann Eye Sci 2022;7:13. doi: 10.21037/aes-21-43
Jung JJ, Chang JS, Oellers PR, Ali MH, Do BK, Tseng JJ, Roizenblatt R, Muni RH, Weng CY, Oakey ZB, Tsao SW, Rofagha S, Chan X, Hoang QV; Young Retina Forum (Mehta MC and 31 others). Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Restrictions on Retinal Detachment: A Multicenter Experience. Ophthalmol Retina. 2022 Jul;6(7):638-641. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.02.001. Epub 2022 Feb 7. PMID: 35144021. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.02.001
Patel PA, Patel PN, Becerra AZ, Mehta MC (2022), Bibliometric analysis of the 100 most-disruptive articles in ophthalmology. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022 Aug;50(6):690-695. doi: 10.1111/ceo.14109. Epub 2022 May 28.
Baxter SL, Gali HE , Mehta MC, Rudkin SE, Bartlett J , Brandt JD, Sun CQ , Millen M, Longhurst CA. Multicenter Analysis of Electronic Health Record Use among Ophthalmologists , Volume 128, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages 165-166.
Tsao SW & Mehta MC. Medical Management of Diabetic Retinopathy. In: Sheyman A & Fawzi AA (eds.). Retinal Vascular Diseases. Springer 2020; 3:19-34.
Gabriel RS, Boisvert CJ, Mehta MC. (2020) Review of Vitreopapillary Traction Syndrome, Neuro-Ophthalmology, DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2020.1725063.
Hadi TH, Knight DK, Aggarwal S, Mehta MC. Improving the View in Vitreoretinal Surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin. Summer 2020;60(3):91-101. PMID: 32576726.
doi: 10.1097/IIO.0000000000000312.
Schechet SA, Pandya HK, Mehta MC. Social media collaboration of retinal physicians: A ‘Young Retina Forum’ survey. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;30(4):770-773. PMID: 30789070. doi: 10.1177/1120672119832186.
Wang AL, Knight DK, Vu TT, Mehta MC. Retinitis Pigmentosa: Review of Current Treatment. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019 Winter;59(1):263-280. doi: 10.1097/IIO.0000000000000256.
Shah C, Gabriel R, Kedhar S, Kupperman BD, Mehta MC. Subclinical Foveal Vasculopathy in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus using Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography. J Vitreoretin Dis. Jul. 2019; 3(5):283-288. doi:10.1177/2474126419850758.
Xie K, Kong C, Mehta MC. A Case of Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy, Uveitis, and Optic Neuritis Associated With Pembrolizumab, Managed With Topical , Intravitreal, and Intravenous Steroids. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2019 Nov 14; 4(3):220-226. Doi
Hamid MA, Mehta MC, Kupperman BD. Multimodal imaging in a patient with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Int J Retina Vitreous, 2018 Nov 30; 4:45. doi: 10.1186/s40942-018-0147-6. eCollection 2018.
Aggarwal S, Ju D, Allen AM, Rose LA, Gill KP, Shen SA, Temco JE, Chang I, Faraj J, Brabender DE, Herbst de Cortina S, Marik-Reis O, Mehta MC. Regional differences in vision health: findings from Mwanza, Tanzania. Int Health. 2018 Nov 1;10(6):457-465. doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihy046.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI)
Other Experience
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Research Centers
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
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