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The Ophthalmologists (eye specialists) at our clinic offer the full spectrum of medical and surgical eye care for all patients.  Our eye doctors specialize in the management of eye diseases and disorders, with special emphasis on cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and many other kinds of eye surgery and treatments (including Botox). Dr. Peng specializes in contact lens fittings of soft, gas-permeable, multi-focal and scleral lenses. Our professional staff strives to provide friendly and efficient service to all our patients. We are committed to providing the very best eye care possible in a compassionate manner.


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Meet The Staff

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  • James M. Kim
    M.D., Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

    James M. Kim, M.D. attended medical school at the University of Southern California, completed his internship in internal medicine at the UCLA- VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California-Doheny Eye Institute in 2004.  He has been in practice since 2004.

  • Steven S. Ma

    Steven S. Ma graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1990 and completed his residency at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.  He has been in practice since 1991, previously in California and currently in Richmond, B.C. as well as here at BBO.

  • Dr.
    Timothy Ekhlassi

    Dr. Timothy Ekhlassi is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery.  He graduated from medical school at the University of Miami and completed his residency in ophthalmology at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County.  He completed sub-specialty training in an ASOPRS-accredited ocuplastics fellowship program in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Ekhlassi is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Surgeons.  He is interested in a broad range of ophthalmology and ocuplastic surgery.  

  • Emmeline Sheu
    O.D., Doctor of Optometry

    Dr. Sheu attended University of Houston College of Optometry and earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Houston in 2009. She specializes in contact lens fittings and comprehensive eye exams. She has been in practice since 2010.  Pictured with her is her baby, Bella.

    Note: Dr. Sheu is on maternity leave; at this time we are not scheduling new contact lens fittings.


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