Dr. Christen Allaman, MD

Dr. Christen Allaman, MD

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Dr. Christen Allaman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1665 Dominican Way Ste 122

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Allaman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allaman treats Eye Infections more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Allaman treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allaman treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Allaman treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allaman treats Eyelid Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Allaman treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Allaman's conditions and procedures:

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Alternating Hyperphoria
Anisocoria
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Argon Laser Surgery
Argon Laser Treatment
Astigmatism
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Benign Tumor
Black Eye
Blepharitis
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Brain Disorders
Cancer
Cataract
Cataract Removal Surgery
Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
Cataract, Zonular
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chalazion
Chorioretinal Scars
Chorioretinitis
Color Blindness
Congenital Glaucoma
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Erosion
Corneal Ulcer
Cyclotropia
Dacryoadenitis
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Exam
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diplopia
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Drusen
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Eyes
Ectropion of Eyelid
Entropion
Esophoria
Esotropia
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
Exotropia
Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
Eye Cancer
Eye Disease
Eye Drops
Eye Examination
Eye Infections
Eye Procedure
Eye Surgery
Eyeglasses
Eyelid Disorders
Eyelid Surgery
Farsightedness
Floaters
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma Treatment
Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
Graves' Disease
Headache
Herpetic Keratitis
Heterophoria
Hypertropia
Hyphema
Hypopyon
Hypotony of Eye
Iridectomy
Iridocyclitis
Iridotomy
Keratitis
Keratoconus
Laser Surgery
Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
Lazy Eye
Macular Edema
Macular Hole
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Migraine
Nearsightedness
Night Blindness
Nystagmus
Ocular Hypertension
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Optic Neuritis
Paralytic Strabismus
Pinguecula
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Progressive High Myopia
Pterygium
Pterygium Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina Diseases
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinoschisis
Senile Cataracts
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Contact Lenses
Still's Disease
Strabismus
Stye
Tear Duct Disorders
Temporal Arteritis
Thyroid Disease
Trichiasis
Ulcer
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Vascular Disease
Vision Impairment
Vision Loss
Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
YAG Iridotomy
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
YAG Laser Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

Combining advanced skill, years of experience and compassionate care, Dr. Allaman is dedicated to helping patients of all ages improve, preserve and maintain the health of their eyes, with specialized treatment of many eye diseases and conditions....

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1996
    Eye and Ear Institute Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital
    1996
  • 1993
    Calif Pacific Mc
    Internship Hospital
    1993
  • 1992
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School
    1992
  • 1986
    University Of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School
    1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Top notch care from start to finish. Allaman and his entire staff are nothing but courteous and extremely professional. My new vision since having my cataracts done is 20/20 with the astigmatism totally gone and no glasses needed. I am amazed at the difference. Dr Allaman is VERY good and I have...Read More
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I had cataract surgery recently performed by Dr. Allaman and could not have had a better experience.From the initial examination to the follow up appointments I was constantly impressed by the professionalism of the staff and comfort of the facilities. All personnel from receptionists to surgeons...Read More
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Dr. Allaman did an outstanding job removing cataracts in my eye. He inserted the Symphony Lens, and I have amazing clarity of vision and see colors with remarkable vividness. Highly recommended!
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I wake up daily to a new world of vision. I had replacement lens cataract surgery with the premium replacement lens, a multi-focal lens, allowing vision for near, intermediate and far distances. Dr. Allaman didn't know if he could get perfect vision for all three because my eyes were borderline...Read More
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I have already bragged about how wonderful and efficient the office is. Dr Allaman has been fabulous and I tell everyone how grateful I am that he did my cataract surgery. I highly recommend it and him
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
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United Healthcare
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