Dr. John Maher III, MD

Dr. John Maher III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Maher III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

76  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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21  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • 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.


  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Luth Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Calif San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maher III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maher III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maher III to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Maher III'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 (3)

Dr. Maher was attentive, kind and took the time to answer all of out questions about my father's procedure. He also did an amazing job with my dad's posterior capsulotomy. I am writing on behalf of my father who was 83 at the time of his procedure.
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I have been seeing Dr Maher for over 30 years and he is extremely knowledgable and considerate. He is a true health professional and he's up to date on the latest technology as well. Dr Maher always has made himself available by phone and offers up several options to address even the slightest eye...more
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Had Dr Maher as our Eye Doctor for many years. He treated my Mother when she had eye issues. Very trustworthy and a great person.
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Thank you; we sure try. We have the best parking in California. We have a small waiting room and you won't be there long. My office is designed to be efficient and does not do a great deal of what I feel is often unnecessary testing. If more testing is indicated, you can be sure that I will refer you to experts that I trust and who have accountability to both you and me. We have only two goals for you: Ocular health and happiness. I will explain in a half minute and you will understand.

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