Dr. Ilan Hartstein, MD

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Dr. Ilan Hartstein, MD
Dr. Hartstein is a Board Certified ophthalmologist with over 26 years of experience. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries and has taught surgery as an assistant professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute- UCLA and as a glaucoma instructor at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hartstein is active in research and has published in the medical literature. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Academy of Ophthalmology and the West Coast Glaucoma Society.Dr. Hartstein graduated cum laude from Columbia University in New York then went on to medical school at Tufts University in Boston where he graduated with honors. He performed his internship at UCI and completed a three year ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein Medical affiliates where he was the chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, one of the world's pre-eminent eye surgical training program.

7851 Walker St Ste 207

La Palma, CA 90623

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Dr. Ilan Hartstein, MD

Dr. Ilan Hartstein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 84% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 83% of peers
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartstein "We have been serving the community for over 40 years. Our doctor, Ilan Hartstein Eye M.D is among the most experienced in cataract, glaucoma, retina and optometric care.  We have been providing high quality care in a friendly and caring atmosphere since 1976.  Our practice has consistently provided the most advanced technologies and state-of-the art surgery and lasers.  All eye care is provided by a Board Certified Eye, M.D and an impeccably trained staff."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis

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

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  • Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • V a Long Beach Healthcare System
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Jules Stein Eye Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartstein to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hartstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Anaheim CA |
Excellent dr. I wouldn't trust anyone else to touch my eyes. Love him. Love the staff??
Thanks Eileen, Your kind words and confidence in our care is greatly appreciated. Ilan Hartstein, M.D
Cocoa , Fl |
Went to Dr. Hartstien and was very nice and very professional. He listened to all my concerns and is addressing all of my concerns over moderation of visits. I flew in from FL to have the right Doctor and I'm lucky to have found this pracrice!
Thank you for coming all this way for your eye care. I am very honored to have had the opportunity to help. Ilan Hartstein, M.D
in Buena Park, CA |
I've seen Dr. Hartstein for many years and feel very comfortable with his abilities to provide the best care for my eyes.
Thanks Richard, Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. Ilan Hartstein, M.D
in Buena Park, CA |
Very good service from this office. Made me feel comfortable and staff very helpful. Answered all my questions. I am very happy with this eye doctor.
Happy to be of service. Thanks for the kind words regarding the staff. Ilan Hartstein, M.D
in New York |
Dr. Hartstein is an excellent doctor who clearly has a lot of experience. The doctor does all kinds of eye surgery but also does glasses, contacts, lasers and everything else. The diagnostic equipment that they use in the office is state of the art. Prices are fair and the staff always explains everything in great detail -- on a few occasions they have gone to bat for us with our insurance company and vision plan.
Los Angeles, CA |
Excellent doctor with many years of experience. Has excellent results in cataract surgery (according to many friends who have had their surgery with him). Also, has huge optical shop with lots of options and reasonable prices. The staff are very experienced and professional. My entire family has been coming here for years and are very happy.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Amazing doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Hartstein for anyone looking for high quality eyecare.
Thank you for your excellent review. I am happy you had such a great experience and that you are willing to share it. Ilan Hartstein, M.D
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Hospitals where Dr. Hartstein has admitting privileges

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
7901 Walker St
La Palma, CA 90623
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