Dr. James Tearse, MD

Dr. James Tearse, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o
(3)

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Dr. James Tearse, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Tearse Eye Center

1391 Woodside Rd Ste 200

Redwood City, CA 94061
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Tearse performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foreign Body Removal from Eye
very high
more than 97% of peers
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
very high
more than 96% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal 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.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Project Orbis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tearse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tearse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tearse to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tearse's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Redwood City, CA
I have been going to DR.Tearse for two decades. I have found him to be professional, highly educated and involved in my eye care. Dr. Tearse discovered I was going blind when other doctors claimed i just needed glasses. I don't know what I would have done without his support in finding I have an...more
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