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Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. John Cotter works as an ophthalmologist in San Luis Obispo, CA and Templeton, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotter accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cotter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in strabismus. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stathacopoulos is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program.

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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. Frank Basich, who practices in Templeton, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Basich average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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 the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
220 Oak Hill
Paso Robles, CA
 

Dr. William McRee's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Clinical interests for Dr. McRee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Derek Lauritzen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Templeton, CA. Dr. Lauritzen is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1315 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Javad Sani is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sani include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sani attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sani is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Charles Chalekson, who practices in Templeton, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Chalekson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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 Southern Illinois University. Dr. Chalekson is 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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