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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Soontornvachrin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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

Dr. Gary D Groesbeck, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Groesbeck works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Groesbeck is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Groesbeck attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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. Steven Zane is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Diego, CA and Vista, CA. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Zane obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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.