Nasrin Mani, M.D.


Nasrin Mani, M.D., is an experienced, board certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in surgical and medical treatment of retinal diseases. She is the founder and medical director of American Eye Associates, and has been a founder since 1988. Dr. Mani continues the pursuit of excellence at the clinic through her leadership abilities and concern for excellent medical care.

Dr. Mani received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and her residency in Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She completed her Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the Doheny Eye Center at University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr Mani is committed to giving back to the community and to helping the less fortunate. Her passion is working with the Los Angelitos Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, and she is the Medical Director and President of the San Diego Chapter of Los Angelitos Foundation.

She has received the respect of her peers, patients, and community and has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors, San Diego Top Doctor in 2023, and one of Southern California’s Top Doctors in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Dr Mani was selected by her peers, both within her specialty and outside her specialty, as a San Diego County Medical society Top Doctor for 2023 (since 2010). She was also awarded the US World News Top Doctor in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Mani holds membership in the following professional organizations: American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Diego County Medical Society, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Society of Retinal Specialists. Dr. Mani is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Medical School
  • Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee
  • Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville Tennessee
  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the Doheny Eye Center at University of Southern California Medical Center
Professional Affiliations & Organizations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Retinal Specialist
Awards & Recognitions
  • San Diego Top Doctor 2023 (since 2010)
  • Southern California's Top Doctor 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • US World News Top Doctor 2011 and 2012


"Dr. Mani is such an amazing doctor. She has a personal touch to her and her patients. There’s a reason why she has such a busy and successful practice!"

Aby D.
Medical Doctor

"I’ve been seeing Dr. Mani since 2014. She always has the latest technology. She’s so kind and caring, and she always recommends the best thing for me personally. Dr. Mani’s staff is very knowledgeable as well, and they are all very helpful. I highly recommend American Eye Associates!"

Kelli M.
School Teacher

"Service and personal attention are first class all across the board. Always professional and friendly, they deliver what they promise. I keep going back."

Ana M.

"Definitely recommend, I have been going here for years, everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. They always make me feel comfortable plus they do AMAZING WORK!"

Marisa S.

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