I would be negligent if I didn't also express my deep appreciation of his skilled assistant Mira. She was extremely personable and cheerful as well as thoroughly efficient and knowledgeable. I felt like I was the only patient she was working with. In my case, I developed prior to surgery a condition that had no affect on my surgery with Dr. Ousterhout, but might of had one with additional surgery I had scheduled in a few weeks with another surgeon. She took total charge of this situation, which, I want to emphasize, really had nothing to do with the surgery at hand. She spoke several times directly with the surgeon for my next surgery explaining the issue, set up an appointment with a local specialist, and totally became my advocate. Her care and concern made me feel like a friend, not a patient, and I don't think I am the only one to feel this way.