Dr. Adam Abroms, MD

Dr. Adam Abroms, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(30)
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Dr. Adam Abroms, MD has been in practice on the Central Coast as a board-certified eye surgeon and ophthalmologist since 1999. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He received both MD and Masters of Surgery (CM) degrees from McGill University where he received an Osler Medical Aid Foundation Scholarship and a Hewlett-Packard Medical Graduate Award for being in the top of his class. Dr. Abroms completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and then completed an Ophthalmology residency at University of California Irvine, where he was selected Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed the prestigious fellowship in Strabismus under Dr. Marshall Parks in Washington, DC. In addition to receiving numerous awards, Dr. Abroms has done Physics research at University of Pennsylvania, Biophysics research at Harvard Medical School, and Ophthalmology research at UCLA. He has published research articles in scientific journals and written medical textbook chapters. Dr. Abroms has done eye surgery and lectured in many countries including India, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Honduras. In his more than two decades of practice, he has performed tens of thousands of vision correction and ocular reconstructive procedures including cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK), strabismus (crossed-eyes) surgery, eyelid surgery, Botox injections, pterygium surgery, glaucoma surgery, and many types of laser procedures. In addition to being referred patients from doctors throughout a large geographic region, numerous doctors have chosen Dr. Abroms to manage their own eye conditions and perform eye surgery on both themselves and their own family members. Through his emphasis on constant ongoing education and training, Dr. Abroms continues to provide superior, state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care.

835 Aerovista Pl Ste 110

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Strabismus
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more than 99% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diplopia
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abroms "A Central Coast resident since 1999, Dr. Abroms is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has performed thousands of vision correction procedures since the early 1990s. His surgical residency at the University of California, Irvine, was among the first to include refractive surgery, an area of specialization for Dr. Abroms. Dr. Abroms is one of only a small number of eye surgeons in California to have also completed a subspecialty fellowship in Strabismus making him uniquely qualified to treat "crossed" eyes and other eye misalignments in adults.  Dr. Abroms is a renowned eye surgeon serving San Luis Obispo,Santa Maria and Paso Robles."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
105

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leucocoria
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A. Physics
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Chldns National Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abroms has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abroms' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abroms to family and friends
4.4
based on 30 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Abroms' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Bradley, CA |
I've been seeing Dr. Abroms for several years and he is very knowledgable. He is very kind and receptive.
Berkeley, CA |
Scheduling an appointment takes about 45 min over the phone, and this rushed doctor is definitely not worth the wait.
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Hospitals where Dr. Abroms has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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