Dr. Karim Samara, MD

Dr. Karim Samara, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Karim Samara, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jacksonville Beach, FL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology and internal medicine.

3316 3rd St S Ste 103

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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20  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Shands Hospital University Of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Samara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samara to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Samara'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 (4)

Excellent experience. I had to have surgery on both of my eyes. Dr. Samara did a wonderful job. I can see clearly now.
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Excellent responsiveness to patient issues and concerns. Careful listener and provided thoughtful advice on cataract surgery options.
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I had such an amazing experience with Dr Karim Samara at Atlantic Eye Institute, Jacksonville, Florida . He removed a traditional cataract on my 69 yr old amblyoptic eye. The next day postop I could not just see out of this eye but tested to have 20/40 vision!! This was so unexpected and truly a...more
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He was professional, easy to relate to, explained everything simple and clear, the staff is professional and energetic, friendly, and I received a very satisfactory outcome on all four surgeries. My vision and eye color coordination has improved greatly. Thank you very much for your good work.
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