Dr. Charles Zacks, MD

Dr. Charles Zacks, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Charles Zacks, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

15 Lowell St

Portland, ME 04102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zacks performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Zacks's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

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

  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Pacific Presby Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zacks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zacks' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zacks to family and friends
50 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Zacks' 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 (17)

Sincere gratitude is the first thing that comes to mind to describe my experience with Dr Zacks & his staff. When I first met him 2 1/2 yrs ago my advanced stage Keratoconus had left me legally blind, seeing only colors & shapes without corrective lenses & 20/80 at best with lenses. After 2...more
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I was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy and it was recommended I see Dr. Zacks. My experience with Dr. Zacks and his entire staff has been a positive experience. His staff takes a personal interest in you and it is reflected in the attention and care you receive. My appointments with Dr. Zacks were...more
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I highly recommend Dr Zacks for cataract surgery. He has a good beside manner and is extremely knowledgable and skilled. My cataract surgeries (both eyes) was painless and the staff was supportive and very professional
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I had cataract surgery in both eyes last month. The total experience and outcome was great. The staff at Maine Eye Center were totally helpful. The procedures went smoothly, there was minimal discomfort and followup was excellent. Dr. Zachs was professional and informative. His reputation with...more
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Years ago specialists in Boston and in Nashua, NH had told me I had a progressive eye disorder, so when I moved to Maine I needed a corneal specialist. My eye sight was deteriorating. I was referred to Dr Zacks who correctly diagnosed and treated me. My eye sight improved significantly, but alas I...more
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