We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Vista, CA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Soontornvachrin is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Soontornvachrin obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Kim's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Steven Zane is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Zane include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Zane is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Zane trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Groesbeck specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Groesbeck's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Groesbeck attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.