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Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. John Cotter practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Luis Obispo, CA and Templeton, CA. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cotter graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Cotter has received professional recognition including the following: Assistant Medical Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank. Dr. Cotter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Rena Stathacopoulos is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Stathacopoulos attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In Dr. Stathacopoulos's practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Larry Baldwin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Baldwin's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Baldwin attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Frank Basich works as an ophthalmologist in Templeton, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basich is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Basich attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
220 Oak Hill
Paso Robles, CA
 

Dr. William McRee is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. McRee is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. McRee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1315 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Javad Sani is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Templeton, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sani include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Las Tablas Road; Suite A3
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Derek Lauritzen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Lauritzen is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Charles P Chalekson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1310 Las Tablas Road; Suite 202
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chalekson is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Templeton, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chalekson include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chalekson honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Chalekson is professionally affiliated with Marian Medical Center.

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.
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