Dr. Federico Velez, MD

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Dr. Federico Velez, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The Royal And Pontifical University of Santo Tomas medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Velez to book an appointment.

Dr. Velez

Atlantis Eyecare

200 Stein Plaza Driveway Fl 2 Los Angeles, CA 90095

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I was hit from behind while riding my bike in 2016 by a distracted 21 year old driver. I ended up with too many fractures to mention. I had three traumatic brain injuries which resulted in a 4th cranial nerve palsy which caused a very complicated case of diplopia (double vision). I suffered with this double vision for 14 months. After many interviews with several ophthalmologists I was luckily referred to Dr. Velez. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and confidence. His diagnosis was confirmed with an MRI of my brain/eyes. I felt 100% confidence in my choice of surgeons. I scheduled surgery with Dr. Velez. After a 1 1/2 hour surgery I opened my eyes to seeing one Dr. He advised it would take about a week to have far away objects completely fuse into one object. He was completely honest with me from day one. I have had all my follow ups with Dr Velez and they have all been excellent. I can't say enough about how his expertise gave me back my full active lifestyle.
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Teresa – Jan 17, 2020
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Doctor Vélez, soy un paciente de Colombia recomendado por la doctora Johana Villamizar. Tengo un problema de estrabismo desde algunos años en razón de una paresia de uno de los músculos laterales. Quisiera aprovechar su experiencia cuando venga a la FOSCAL., pero antes quisiera comunicarme con usted para saber la fecha de su venida y programar mi agenda. Tengo unos exámenes que me fueron practicados para realizar una cirugía. sería importante para mi conocer su email, fin contactarlo.
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GERARD RAYNAUD DELAVAL in CUCUTA COLOMBIA – Aug 02, 2017
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By far the best Doctor. Caring , Diagnosis right on point. I would recommend him over and over again.
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Dr. Federico Velez, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1993
The Royal And Pontifical University of Santo Tomas
Medical School

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Dr. Velez frequently treats Diplopia, Hypotropia, and Hypertropia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Velez treats.

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Dr. Velez's office is located at 200 Stein Plaza Driveway Fl 2, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Velez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Anisocoria
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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
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Astigmatism
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Astigmatism more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

Blepharitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Blepharitis more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Blepharoplasty
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Blocked Tear Duct
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Cataract
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Chalazion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Chalazion more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Chorioretinal Scars
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Corneal Diseases
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Cyclotropia
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Degenerative Disorders of Globe
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Degenerative Disorders of Globe more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Diabetic Cataracts
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Diabetic Retinopathy
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Diplopia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Diplopia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 51% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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Duane Retraction Syndrome
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Ectropion of Eyelid
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Entropion
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Esotropia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Esotropia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Exophoria
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Exotropia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Exotropia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Extraocular Muscle Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Extraocular Muscle Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Eye Infections
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Eye Infections more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Eyelid Disorders more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Eyelid Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Eyelid Surgery more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 36% of his peers

Farsightedness
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Floaters
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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Glaucoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Glaucoma more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 35% of his peers

Headache
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Headache more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Heterophoria
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Hypertropia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Hypertropia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hypotropia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Hypotropia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Iridocyclitis
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Lazy Eye
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Macular Hole
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Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
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Mechanical Strabismus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Mechanical Strabismus more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 17% of his peers

Migraine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Migraine more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Nearsightedness
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Nearsightedness more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Nystagmus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Nystagmus more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Motor Nystagmus
  • Nystagmus 1, Congenital, X-Linked
  • Nystagmus 2, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Nystagmus, Congenital Motor, Autosomal Recessive
  • Nystagmus, Hereditary Vertical
  • Nystagmus, Myoclonic
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Ocular Hypertension
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Ocular Hypertension more than 19% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 19% of his peers

Optic Neuritis
may treat

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Paralytic Strabismus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Paralytic Strabismus more than 93% of his peers

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

Presbyopia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Presbyopia more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 41% of his peers

Progressive High Myopia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Progressive High Myopia more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Pterygium
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Pterygium more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
may perform

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Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
may treat

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Retinal Dystrophy
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Retinal Vein Occlusion
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Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
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Senile Cataracts
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Strabismus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Strabismus more than 19% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 19% of his peers

Strabismus Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Strabismus Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Stye
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Stye more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders
may treat

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Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Visual Field Defects
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Visual Field Defects more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Velez's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Atlantis Eyecare

Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA200 Stein Plaza Driveway Fl 2 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

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