Dr. Jeremiah Tao, MD

Dr. Jeremiah Tao, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Jeremiah Tao, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of South Carolina At Columbia in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology, orbital surgery, and more.


Irvine, CA 92697

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Bell's Palsy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Wound Repair
very high
more than 97% of peers
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Tao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tao "We provide personalized and customized oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery specialty care. The eye institute and academic environment ensures cutting edge treatments and sound recommendations from leaders in the field."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anophthalmos
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophthalmos
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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48  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of South Carolina At Columbia
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of South Carolina At Columbia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tao to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tao'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 (5)

Dr. Tao and the UCI outpatient surgery team were wonderful. Dr. Tao has great bedside manners, took the time to sit down and listen. The surgical team of nurses were caring, attentive and took the time to address my pain at every stage of my procedure. I am very pleased with my upper eyelid...more
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He is absolutely amazing! He fixed a notch in my upper left eyelid and he also placed an implant in my cheek. The surgery went great and the recovery was nothing like I was expecting. I am extremely satisfied with the before and after! He is outstanding and helped me change my life. I would...more
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Dr. Jeremiah Tao performed corrective orbital and ocular facial surgery on both my eyes, and I could not be more thrilled at the results. I am 70 years old, and was apprehensive before seeing Dr. Tao, but his obvious expertise, experience, and "bed side manner" was very reassuring. Dr. Jeremiah Tao...more
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It was clear from the first moment I met Dr. Tao that he is interested in performing surgery rather than talking to me. He didn't really get to the bottom of why I was referred. He left the room for some reason and one of his other doctors had to come and talk to me like an adult. I forget his name...more
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Another Ophthalmologist recommended. I had no difficulty in getting an appointment. When I arrived, he was on time and enthusiastic. Communicated very well after I explained my problem, he told me what he thought and what he thought needed to be done. All other appointments were all on time and...more
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