Ashwinee Ragam, MD is an ophthalmic surgeon who is very well regarded by her fellow ophthalmologists. Prior to joining InVision EyeCare in Lakewood, New Jersey, Dr. Ragam was a member of the internationally renowned ophthalmology group practice, OCLI, in Long Island, New York.
Dr. Ragam graduated summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey. She was accepted to the competitive, accelerated, seven-year BS/MD program at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she finished at the top of her class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Ragam is board-certified and a corneal fellowship-trained ophthalmologist. She completed an ophthalmology residency at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in Manhattan. She was selected by her peers and mentors to become Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Ragam trained other ophthalmologists in advanced surgical techniques.
She completed a very sought-out fellowship in corneal surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She performs corneal transplantation as well as pterygium excision. She is trained in newer techniques of partial-thickness corneal transplantation (DSAEK and DMEK), which allow for a rapid return of vision in a matter of weeks. Dr. Ragam is the first ophthalmologist in Ocean County to perform FDA-approved corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus.
Over her years in practice, Dr. Ragam has developed a strong interest in the causes of ocular surface diseases which includes dry eyes. She has a passion for helping patients suffering from this common, yet sometimes complex condition. She is the director of the Dry Eye Relief Center at InVision Eye Care. Dr. Ragam also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery, which offers some patients the ability to be glasses-independent, and practices comprehensive ophthalmology.
Dr. Ragam is internationally respected and has published several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cornea Society, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Outside of ophthalmology, she enjoys running, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
In addition to these extraordinary achievements, her warm, caring, understanding down-to-earth nature impressed the team at InVision EyeCare. Her ability to communicate with empathy made her a natural choice for the practice. She is simply someone patients can talk to. The practice is excited to have Dr. Ragam as a member of their dedicated team!
Dr. Ragam and her talented husband, an orthopedic hand surgeon, are both New Jersey natives. They are excited to return home, now with a son and a Labradoodle. Welcome home!