Trinh T. Nhu, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Trinh Nhu, M.D., F.A.C.S, joined SoCal Eye in 1997, with the opening of their second office in Los Alamitos. Dr. Nhu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Trinh Nhu is also a professor of ophthalmology at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine.

As a board-certified ophthalmologist for over seventeen years, Dr. Trinh Nhu has extensive experience treating all eye diseases. In addition to performing cataract surgery with the latest accommodating, multifocal, and toric intraocular lenses, she also performs clear lensectomy, glaucoma, pterygium, eyelid cancer removal and reconstruction, as well as blepharoplasty. Most important of all, Dr. Trinh Nhu is committed to providing her patients with exceptional eye care.

Meet Dr Trinh – In her Own Words:

Why did you become an ophthalmologist?

While in medical school, I had looked and interned in various specialties of interest.  However, it was a conversation with my father after his cataract surgery that sparked my interest in ophthalmology.  As an avid reader, he described his new eyes as having new beginning. He loved the clear vision and the vivid colors immediately after surgery and the whole experience enhanced his life. Until this day, when my post-operative patients tell me how much they love their “new eyes”, I feel I have made the best decision by pursuing a career in ophthalmology.

What do you enjoy most about being an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmology is very rewarding to me because I get to hear patients tell me how they love their new and improved eyesight.  It is a unique specialty in which I can diagnose and treat the majority of the patients myself and see the successful outcomes.

If there is one thing you want patients to know about you?

I am dedicated in everything I do.  To all my patients, I am thorough and meticulous in my examinations and surgeries.

Why should patients go to SoCal Eye?

I have been in practice at SoCal Eye since 1997 and I believe we are ethical and give the best care to patients.

Ocular Conditions & Procedures:

  • LASIK and PRK surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium excision
  • Ocular surface tumors
  • Iris repair
  • Intraocular lens exchange and sutured lenses
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye
  • Blepharitis

Education & Training:

2000 Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
2000 FACS Fellowship of American College of Surgeons
1994-1997 Ophthalmology Residency University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
1993-1994 Internship – Internal Medicine University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
1989-1993 Medical School – MD University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
1985-1989 Undergraduate Degree University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


  • Partner Ophthalmologist, SoCal Eye
  • Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine


Dr Trinh Nhu. Credentials, Appointments & Research

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