Dr. Elson Lai, MD

Dr. Elson Lai, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Elson Lai, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rosemead, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2007 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

9428 Valley Blvd Ste 201

Rosemead, CA 91770

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 88% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
more than 72% of peers
more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lai "Dr. Lai's philosophy in eye care is to give his patients the quality of care that he would provide for his own family. He understands the importance of sight and the impact it has on the daily lives of his patients. Firmly believing that each patient deserves the most advanced treatments, Dr. Lai continues to educate himself with the most up-to-date research and treatment methods in eye care."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis


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14  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Children's Medical Center Dallas / Ut Southwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Ut Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lai's Reviews

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10 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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