Mary A. O'Hara, M.D.
Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Laser Vision Correction Services - Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
77 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Additional Phone Numbers
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.
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.
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
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1986
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1982
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:http://www.atpo.org/Education/Continuing_ 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.