We found 10 ophthalmologists near La Quinta, CA.

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Dr. Tamela Ann Martin MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 44651 Village Court, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-568-3334
Clifford Omar Brown MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 82013 Drive Carreon Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201
Clinical Interests: comprehensive ophthalmology
Dr. John Kelly Schofield D.O.
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 74075 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Clinical Interests: cataracts, glaucoma, eye exam
Dr. Ragui W. Sedeek M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: La Quinta, CA 92247
Clinical Interests: retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)
Bart Ketover MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 78560 State Route 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone: 760-327-1561
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Gerald R. Schultz MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 81893 Drive Carreon Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-342-9991
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Dr. Marcellus H. Moore M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 81225 Kingston Heath, La Quinta, CA 92253
Dr. Erik Jan Williams MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 45404 45404 Cook St, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Dr. Balachandran Dobli Srinivasan MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 81245 Golf View Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253
Ronald Ned Beams M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 54220 Riviera, La Quinta, CA 92253
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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.
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