San Jose Ophthalmologist
606 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, California 95129 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Consultation Fee

Free Eye Exam when mentioning


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    B.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 1984

    Medical School:
    Doctor of Medicine degree, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, Lazar Medical Scholarship, California Community Fund Scholarship, Thornton Medical Scholarship, UCLA Alumni Association Scholarship, and the Adams-Baxter-Dongray Scholarship, 1988
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA, 1988-1989

    Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1992

Treatments offered at Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley

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IntraLase LASIK Vs Traditional LASIK

Let me begin by saying I've been using blade-based mechanical microkeratomes for 16 years (began with ALK, the precursor of LASIK), and the Intralase... READ MORE

Lasik in a Scarred Eye?

There are several issues which need to be considered here.  First, what is the exact cause of the scar?  An injury?  An... READ MORE

With a Prescription of -10.5, Am I a Candidate for Lasik?

You might be a candidate for LASIK, you might not. It really depends on the characteristics and health of your eyes. Primarily, your corneal... READ MORE

Is Bladeless Lasik the "Gold Standard"?

Bladeless LASIK, also known as all-laser LASIK, IntraLase LASIK, or no-blade LASIK, involves the use of a Femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap... READ MORE

Risks of Using Lumigan Instead of Latisse?

Both of these medications are bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%. They are identical. The difference is the labeling, and the Latisse comes... READ MORE

Will Green Irises Change After Using Latisse?

In the FDA studies leading up to its approval, there were no cases reported of darkening of the iris. HOWEVER, Latisse was serendipitously discovered... READ MORE

Hazy, Unclear Post-op Lasik Vision

Your blurring may go away if you are only six days postop. That's extremely early in the grand scheme of things. Predicting your final result is like... READ MORE

Ghost Vision After Two Lasik Treatments

The ghosting may go away if you are only two months postop. However, it may not. A common cause of post-LASIK ghosting is residual refractive error... READ MORE

Can You Have Regular Lasik and then Change to Mono Vision Lasik?

Yes, this is possible IF corneal thickness permits.  Also, I would recommend a contact lens trial of monovision first, to make sure that you like... READ MORE

Dry Eye Causing Light Sensitivity After Lasik?

Your light sensitivity (known as "photophobia" by doctors) may be caused by dryness.  It might also be caused by microscopic swelling... READ MORE

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