Dr. Colin Scher, MD

Dr. Colin Scher, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Colin Scher, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from U Cape Town in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3020 Childrens Way

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
more than 48% of peers
more than 3% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Strabismus
  • Vascular Disease

1  Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle 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.


  • U Cape Town
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Groote Schuur Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Scheie Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scher to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Scher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

We were sent to Dr. Scher by our daughters pediatrician and drove an hour from our home to see him, and it was a terrible experience. My husband and I are both medical professionals, and unfortunately Dr. Scher a type of physician that we encounter occasionally in our line of work. He was...more
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