Mary O'Hara, M.D.

Mary A. O'Hara, M.D.



Pediatric Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology and Vision Science


  • Professor
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Laser Vision Correction Services - Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science

77 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. O'Hara's philosophy of care is to make sure that patients and their families are treated with respect, all aspects of care are explained to families, and their input is elicited.

Clinical Interests

Dr. O'Hara's clinical interests focus on the treatment of amblyopia and strabismus, treatment of cataracts and other anterior segment disorders, and adult strabismus. Her research interests include amboyopia and cataract treatment and cloudy wrngas.


Pediatric Ophthalmology

Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1981

Pre-Med, Columbia University, New York City, New York, 1976

B.S., Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1974


Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1982-1985


Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology, 1986

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1982

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association for Pediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American College of Surgeons

California Medical Association

Fordham Alumni Association

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Society of Military Ophthalmologists

Women in Opthalmology

Honors and Awards

Cold War Service Medal, 2001

Army Superior Unit Award, 1993

National Defense Service Ribbon, 1991

Military Outstanding volunteer service medal, 1989

Meritorious Service Medal, 1988

Army Service Ribbon, 1981

Select Recent Publications

Huang C, O'Hara M, Mannis MJ: Primary Pediatric Keratoplasty: Indications and Outcomes, Cornea 28(9):1003-1008, 2009.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Balloon Catheter Dilation and Nasolacrimal Duct Intubation for Treatment of Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction after Failed Probing. Arch Ophthalmol 127(5):633-639, May 2009.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Interobserver Reliability of the Prism and Alternate Cover Test in Children with Esotropia. Arch Ophthalmol 127(1):59-65, Jan 2009.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Repeat Probing for Treatment of Persistent Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. JAAPOS 13(3):306-7,2009.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. The Relationship Between Preoperative Alignment Stability and Postoperative Motor Outcomes in Children with Esotropia. JAAPOS 13(4):335-8,2009.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Instability of Ocular Alignment in Childhood Esotropia. Ophthalmology 115(12):2266-2274, Dec 2008.

Huang M, Lloyd WC, O'Hara M: Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia:An Unusual Presentation in a Child. JAAPOS, 12(3):302-304, Jun, 2008.

Metzler H, O'Hara MA: Ophthalmic Personnel Respond to Global Eye Health Needs. Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology [Online] Available: Education_Articles

Goff MJ, Suhr AW, Ward JA, Croley JK, O'Hara MA: Effect of Adult Strabismus on Ratings of Official Army Photographs, JAAPOS, 2006.

Kelly P, O'Hara MA, Bishop J, Brenner R, Doe E: Flammability of Common Ocular Lubricants in an Oxygen-Rich environment. Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice, 31(6):291-293, November 2005.