Name: Mark W. Doubrava, MD
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Ophthalmologist, Fellowship trained Cornea and Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Mark Doubrava calls Milwaukee his hometown, but has been living in Las Vegas since he was 10 years old. While attending the sixth grade, he knew he wanted to become a physician and follow in his father’s footsteps.
Before receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Doubrava attended Carleton College in Minnesota. He completed a one-year internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, followed by a four-year ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University Eye Center and a one-year fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery in New Orleans.
Dr. Doubrava said, “During medical school, I realized the importance of our sense of vision and became interested in the diagnosis and treatment of eyesight disorders.” The doctor is drawn to the microsurgical aspect of ophthalmology and working with the delicate tissue of the eye.
In 1997, he and his wife moved back to Las Vegas where he founded his solo practice, Eye Care for Nevada. According to Dr. Doubrava, ophthalmology is a very important aspect of health care for all ages, whether it is a basic pair of eyeglasses to help children or adults correct their vision or performing complex corneal transplant surgery to restore vision to a blind eye.
At his clinic, Dr. Doubrava treats eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration. He educates his patients about their eye condition and what they can do to protect and preserve their vision as they get older. His advice includes to never smoke (or quit if you do), wear eye protection while working with tools or chemicals and wear sunglasses while outdoors.
Commenting on advances in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Doubrava said that new high technology intraocular lens implants used in cataract surgery can help patients to see both close and far distances with much less dependency on eyeglasses. He stated, “Performing cataract surgery and the laser eye surgery, Lasik, are both very rewarding because of the dramatic improvement of vision and the positive impact on patients’ lives.”
Dr. Doubrava has a strong interest in improving the higher education system and was recently elected to the board of regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The system governs the public universities and colleges of Nevada including the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows, Western Nevada and Great Basin College.
Office contact information
Eye Care for Nevada
9011 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89117