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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Couris practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Couris attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Couris has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Couris has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Couris is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. John Edward Bokosky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Bokosky practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bokosky is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Bokosky attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scher graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scher speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Kenneth Lipson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2001 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Lipson is a retina specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. Dr. Lipson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Joseph Gualtieri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Gualtieri's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gualtieri at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gualtieri honors. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gualtieri trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Howard honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Howard's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry sees patients in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Perry completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preeti Bansal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3030 Childen's Way; Suite 109
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Preeti Bansal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Bansal attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Bansal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jacobs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne P Handler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Handler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Handler's clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. The average patient rating for Dr. Handler is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Handler speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Handler's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Bigham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1317 Ynez Place; Suite A
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. William Bigham's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bigham include eye problems. Dr. Bigham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. Dr. Bigham is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Maria E Castillejos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillejos specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Castillejos include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Castillejos attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillejos welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pterygium Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Bishoy Onsy Said, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bishoy Said works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Said include microsurgery, cataract surgery, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Said takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Said's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Said attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA. He obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Castillejos-Rios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Floyd Arthur Doughty, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Floyd Doughty's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Doughty include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Doughty is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Doughty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Doughty's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.