Dr. Jotterand has established herself as a leading specialist in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and minimally invasive strabismus surgery through her twenty-five years of research, writing, surgery, and private practice. She is respected for her surgical finesse and broad experience based clinical knowledge. She guides her patients through treatment with rigorous medical skills—but tempers her patients’ experience with ample compassion, patience, and attention. Dr. Jotterand completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University, Canada, and received concurrent medical degrees from the University of Montreal, Canada, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 1981. She completed her ophthalmology residency at McGill University and Laval University, both located in Quebec, Canada. She finished her training with a Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine. She is currently Chief of Staff at Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach and serves on the board of Miller Children’s Subspecialty Group—a group of over 100 pediatric subspecialists. From 1996 to 1999 she served as the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jotterand served as chief of pediatric surgery at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach. Doctor Jotterand is mother of four children and a board member of the Westerly School of Long Beach—an independent elementary school. Credentials and Affiliations Fellow of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellow of the Royal College of Canadian Physician and Surgeons American Academy of Ophthalmology American Medical Women's Association Women in Ophthalmology Dr. Jotterand is also fluent in French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Joanne Myung O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. Myung is a developmental optometrist who is board certified in pediatric vision, vision therapy, and vision development. She is an expert in diagnosing and treating visual disorders that interfere with reading and learning in children and adults. Dr. Myung graduated from University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1998. She then received her doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree from State University of New York in 2003. Her clinical training includes an externship at the Syracuse V.A. Hospital with emphasis in ocular disease, and an externship in cornea and contact lenses where she managed patients with keratoconus, high myopia, irregular cornea, pediatric aphakia and prosthetic lenses. In April of 2004, Dr. Myung joined Dr. Jotterand’s practice to provide optometric services as well as to expand the already existing Kidz Optics. She provides comprehensive eye examination to children and adults, and prescribes glasses and or contact lenses when necessary. Dr. Myung performs all the fitting of soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses for patients of all ages; as young as one month old aphakic infants. She is also knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing and managing eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Dr. Myung also provides Vision Therapy Evaluation, Visual Perceptual Evaluation and Vision Therapy services. Dr. Myung discovered her calling to specialize in Developmental Optometry and Vision Therapy after learning of the vast number of children and adults suffering from treatable vision problems such as strabismus, amblyopia, learning-related visual disorders, and reduced visual functioning secondary to acquired brain injury. Her experience in working with patients of all ages, including infants, has enabled her to utilize objective and subjective examination techniques to insure proper vision development in all of her patients. Dr. Myung is a member of: College of Optometrists in Vision Development Optometric Extension Program Foundation American Academy of Optometry California Optometric Association Dr. Myung is also fluent in Korean.
Eunice Maya Kohara, DO
Dr. Eunice Kohara is a pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Biopsychology and Japanese. Her medical career began at Touro University of California, Osteopathic Medical School at Mare Island, Vallejo, California. To pursue her interests in Ophthalmology, Dr. Kohara completed internship at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rowan University) in southern New Jersey, followed by residency in ophthalmology at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center in New York. She further obtained specialized fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Surgery at WillsEye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Kohara is also fluent in Japanese. Dr. Kohara is a member of: American Osteopathic Association American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus