Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Carlsbad, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Spellman is affiliated with Tri - City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Carlsbad |
I'm very pleased with Dr. Spellman. My family doc recommended him when I wasn't seeing well. Dr. Spellman helped me with my dry eye and also removed my cataracts. My vision has returned and I don't need glasses now. I couldn't be happier. He is very nice and his staff is as well. He runs a busy, but very efficient practice. It's always a pleasure to go there. His new office in Carlsbad is quite nice.
in Carlsbad, CA |
I think Dr. Spellman is wonderful. He has taken care of my husband's glaucoma for many years and then did his cataract surgery when my husband was ready. He is meticulous and thorough in everything he does. He is also very kind. So naturally when my cataracts were ready I had Dr. Spellman do the surgery and everything went great. I have perfect vision now and the surgery was easy!
in Carlsbad, CA |
I highly recommend Dr. Spellman. He was recommended to me by several friends who had cataract surgery with him and were very happy with the results. He did my cataract surgery and everything is outstanding. It was a breeze. What I appreciate about him the most is that he takes the time to carefully explain everything. Very nice guy. His staff are charming as well.
in Carlsbad, CA |
Had cataract surgery. First eye was great. Didn't want second eye done because i felt great and could see great. Dr. Spellman hounded me and hounded me and insisted I needed to do the second eye. I have been in pain and miserable with constant watery, aching blurry eye!! I didn't want the second surgery!!! He would not let me wait! I could READ! I was comfortable!! I was happy! Now I am miserable and in pain everday!!! I can't even enjoy reading to my grandchildren.....
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Dr. Spellman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Long Island Jewish Mc

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cornell Ny Presbyterian Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Santa Cruz and San Diego

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery