Steven Charles Dresner, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)

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Dr. Steven C. Dresner earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University at New Orleans.

He subsequently served as a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery under John S. Kennerdell, M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Following that, he received his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University in Montreal with Francois Codere, M.D.

Dr. Dresner is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, (ASOPRS). He is the director of the fellowship in Oculo-facial and Cosmetic Surgery at Eyesthetica sponsored by ASOPRS. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Dresner is the recipient of the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has published over thirty peer reviewed articles in major journals and numerous book chapters in Oculplastic text books. He lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Dresner is the developer of the Medpor MCOI implant and the co-developer of the Medpor SST implant.

Dr. Dresner is available to see patients for consultation at Eyesthetica’s Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Torrance offices.


  • Oral Sedation Anesthesia Protocol for In-Office Oculoplastic Surgery Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Nov 16. . View in PubMed
  • Re: “The Role of Postoperative Bandage Contact Lens in Patients Undergoing Fasanella-Servat Ptosis Repair” Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 38(1):94. . View in PubMed
  • Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May-Jun 01; 37(3):290-293. . View in PubMed
  • Re: Kersten et al: Orbital “blowout” fractures: time for a new paradigm (Ophthalmology. 2018;125:796-798). Ophthalmology. 2018 12; 125(12):e87-e88. . View in PubMed
  • On-Q pump for pain control after orbital implant surgery Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):396-9. . View in PubMed
  • The modified fasanella-servat procedure: description and quantified analysis Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1):30-4. . View in PubMed
  • Using the inferior oblique muscle to augment implant coverage in enucleation surgery Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan-Feb; 27(1):52-4. . View in PubMed
  • Small incision preperiosteal midface lift for correction of lower eyelid retraction Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May-Jun; 26(3):176-81. . View in PubMed
  • Efficacy and complications of the transconjunctival entropion repair for lower eyelid involutional entropion Ophthalmology. 2006 Dec; 113(12):2351-6. . View in PubMed
  • External (subciliary) vs internal (transconjunctival) involutional entropion repair Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec; 140(6):1166; author reply 1166-7. . View in PubMed
  • Multipurpose conical orbital implant in evisceration Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Sep; 21(5):376-8. . View in PubMed
  • The smooth surface tunnel porous polyethylene enucleation implant Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2004 Sep-Oct; 35(5):358-62. . View in PubMed
  • Safety of blepharoplasty in patients with preoperative dry eyes Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr; 6(2):101-4. . View in PubMed
  • Re: “Comparison of retrobulbar analgesics for evisceration” Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep; 19(5):411; author reply 411-2. . View in PubMed
  • Conjunctival melting syndrome associated with the use of bovine pericardium wrapping material Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul; 19(4):257-61. . View in PubMed
  • Cadaveric pericardial patch grafts Ophthalmology. 2002 Aug; 109(8):1412-3; author reply 1413. . View in PubMed
  • Primary implant placement with evisceration in patients with endophthalmitis Ophthalmology. 2000 Sep; 107(9):1661-4; discussion 1664-5. . View in PubMed
  • Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: collection of four cases and a review of the literature Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Mar; 13(1):48-56. . View in PubMed
  • Minimal ptosis management Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1997; 37(3):151-62. . View in PubMed
  • Silicone intubation without intranasal fixation for treatment of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Jun; 119(6):816-7. . View in PubMed
  • High-density porous polyethylene (Medpor) as a successful anophthalmic socket implant Ophthalmology. 1994 Oct; 101(10):1688-95; discussion 1695-6. . View in PubMed
  • Animal model of porous polyethylene orbital implants Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Jun; 10(2):104-9. . View in PubMed
  • Transconjunctival entropion repair Arch Ophthalmol. 1993 Aug; 111(8):1144-8. . View in PubMed
  • Outpatient dacryocystorhinostomy Ophthalmic Surg. 1991 Apr; 22(4):222-4. . View in PubMed
  • Orbital volume augmentation with adjustable prefabricated methylmethacrylate subperiosteal implants Ophthalmic Surg. 1991 Jan; 22(1):53-6. . View in PubMed
  • The “safest” lower lid blepharoplasty Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991 Jan; 87(1):195. . View in PubMed
  • Further modifications of the Müller’s muscle-conjunctival resection procedure for blepharoptosis Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991; 7(2):114-22. . View in PubMed
  • Carbon dioxide laser treatment of the conjunctiva and the cornea Ophthalmology. 1988 Jan; 95(1):37-45. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment of blepharospasm with medication, surgery and type A botulinum toxin Can J Ophthalmol. 1987 Feb; 22(1):24-8. . View in PubMed
  • Lacrimal drainage system inflammatory masses from retained silicone tubing Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Nov; 98(5):609-13. . View in PubMed
  • Acute and subacute orbital myositis Am J Ophthalmol. 1983 Aug; 96(2):209-17. . View in PubMed