Dr. Garg is a board certified vitreo-retinal surgeon and a native to South Florida. After completing her high school at Pine Crest, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her M.D. degree from University of Miami. While in medical school, Dr. Garg was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, received the Ophthalmology research and clinical award, and founded a nonprofit organization that provided healthcare outreach in India. Dr. Garg completed her ophthalmology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan where she trained with some of the top retina specialist in the world. After residency, Dr. Garg entered a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease of the Retina and Macula at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on ocular disease and has presented her research at local and national meetings.
Dr. Garg is committed to providing top compassionate care to her community. She specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, ocular inflammation and infections, macular holes, macular puckers, retinal membranes, various types of retinal detachments, and dislocated intraocular lens and lens fragments. In her free time, Dr. Garg enjoys spending time with her children, traveling with her husband, outdoor activities, cuisine, and the arts. Dr. Garg is fluent in English, Spanish and Hindi.
“Very friendly and helpful staff. I was referred to Dr. Pooja Garg by my retinal doctor in Chicago for a follow up visit after surgery as I am in Florida for an extended time. She was fantastic!! And a former student of my surgeon whom she has trained in her speciality. She actually found the nuisance object in my eye that I had described to her and two days later she did a laser treatment and voila!!, it was gone! I have every confidence in Dr. Garg and I recommend her highly!! i can’t thank you enough, Dr. Garg!!”
“My husband has been seen by Dr. Garg for the past year. During every appointment Dr. Garg took the time to talk with us about his treatment. She never made us feel that she was pressed for time. She stressed the importance of the treatment she was recommending. Part of that treatment required a shot in the eye. His experiences with her expertise in administering those shots made the procedures much more bearable and him more willing to continue them. We are very sorry to be losing her as his doctor. If you are fortunate enough to have Dr. Garg as your retina specialist, you will be in very good hands.”
“I have been so blessed to have had Dr. Garg as my retinal specialist for the past year. She is quite frankly the best doctor I have ever had. She listens to me and takes time with me. Treatment for my condition is an eye injection. I absolutely hate these procedures but Dr. Garg is so skilled and gentle that I have been able to tolerate them quite well under her care. Dr Garg recognized that the medication I was receiving was not working and changed me over to a different drug that is clearing up my problem. It is an expensive treatment but she was able to arrange for a sample dose to be given right away and also get me onto a copay assistance program so that I can continue making progress on this drug. Working in healthcare myself, I can see how much the staff respects and enjoys working with Dr. Garg. That also speaks volumes to me. Sadly, Dr Garg is moving out of my area. However, if I feel at any point that I would need to see her I will happily travel to Florida to consult with her again.”
“I have been seen by Dr. Garg for the past year for injections to treat CNV in my right eye. I faced my first eye injection with some trepidation, which was totally unfounded with Dr. Garg. She is one of the most caring, compassionate, and competent Doctors I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. She has a very practiced hand in delivering eye injections so quickly and painlessly I was still waiting for the event when it was already over. She has an engaging personality which instills patient confidence in her abilities. She is also one of the few people I have met in my life whom I shall never forget, will always respect, and to whom I shall be eternally grateful.”