Dr. Sandeep Walia was born in Denver, CO and grew-up in Houston, TX. Dr. Walia earned his bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin while maintaining a full-time job and working as a coaching intern for the Texas Longhorns. He continued his educational pursuit by getting his M.B.A from Chadron State and attending medical school at Texas Tech University. Dr. Walia did his ophthalmic residency at the busy Emory Eye Center with over a dozen publications. Additionally, he furthered his surgical training by completing extensive cataract surgery training at Harvard Medical School. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a focus in eyelid surgery, LASIK, glaucoma, MIGS, cataract surgery, intravitreal injections, and medical management of posterior segment diseases like AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy.

Away from the office, Dr. Walia loves spending time with his family, being involved in the community as guest lecturer at CSUB, and rooting for his Denver Broncos.

staff of west coast eye institute

Sandeep Singh Walia, MD MBA

Refractive and Comprehensive Surgeon

Surgical Certification

  • Harvard Cataract Surgeon
  • iStent Certified
  • miLoop
  • LenSx Certified
  • Allegrato Certified
  • PanOptix Certified


Emory University
Ophthalmology Residency
Ranked top-10 eye hospitals in US

Texas Tech University, MD
Lubbock, Texas

Chadron State, MBA
Chadron, NE

University of Texas, BBA
Austin, TX


Rapidly enlarging choroidal melanoma: perioperative treatment implications. RETINAL Cases & Brief Reports. Winter 2013. Volume 7 – Issue 1 – p 75–77. PMID: 25390528.

Bilateral proptosis as initial manifestation of mantle cell lymphoma. American Journal of Medicine. 2013. 126(10): 862-3. PMID: 23932161.

Therapeutic interventions in endotoxin-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation. Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine. 2012. 3: 108-9. PMID: 22690065.

Hydrochloroquine retinopathy: characteristic presentation with review of screening. Clinical Rheumatology. 2013. 32:895-8. PMID: 23515601.

Celiac disease presenting with bitot’s spots. New England Journal of Medicine: Images in Clinical Medicine. 2012.

An aggressive sphenoid wing meningioma causing foster kennedy syndrome. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. Volume 2012. PMID: 22666616.

A very rapid visual recovery of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Journal Clinical Imaging Science. 2011. 1:36. PMID: 21966633.

Sick sinus syndrome associated with topical timolol maleate instillation. Journal Pharmacology Pharmacother. 2011. 2:300-2. PMID: 22025865.

Thromobotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with vincristine in a Jehovah’s Witness. Asian Journal of Transfusion Sciences. 2010. PMID: 21897605.

A case of endogenous trichosporin endophthalmitits treated with micafungin and voriconazole. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. July 2009. PMID: 20300392.