Dr. Claudio Contreras, MD

Dr. Claudio Contreras, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Claudio Contreras, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2120 McKee Rd

San Jose, CA 95116

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Chalazion
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 91% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Contreras "I am dedicated to providing friendly, compassionate, and knowledgeable care for eye diseases. I emphasize educating patients about eye disease and the recommended treatments for these conditions. I have invested in providing current diagnostic testing including eye photography to provide patients the best medical care. Medical and surgical care is documented in electronic medical records."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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

  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Ochsner Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Contreras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Contreras' Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contreras to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Contreras' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

A year ago, I had a life changing eye surgery with Dr. Contreras removed my cataracts and implanted lens leaving me with perfect vision. He is a very experienced surgeon and thankful for his help. Do yourself a favor and don’t prolong cataract surgery!!!
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Thank you very much for this kind review and words, Robin!

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Dr. Contreras is a great Doctor. I have no complaints.
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Thank you very much, Sandra!

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When you finally get to see him, he seems fine, but getting to that point is a process. I'm not the biggest fan of his office staff or the young lady who administers the tests before you can see him for exams.
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Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to resolve this right away. Please give us a call at (408) 971-2020.

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My mom has glaucoma, he advised us that controlling the pressure in her eyes is the way to handle the illness. The last time they checked her pressure was in 2015. She has been loosing her eye vision in one of her eyes. He didn't recommend anything or advise us that she needs to check an...more
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We apologize deeply for the inconvenience. We strive to provide the best care for our patients, and we take all feedback into consideration. We would like to resolve this issue right away, please call us at (408) 971-2020. Thank you for your time.

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