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Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Soontornvachrin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Soontornvachrin's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kim is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's residency program. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Groesbeck studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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 ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA and Vista, CA. Dr. Zane has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he 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.