Dr. Lawrence C. Chao, MD

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Dr. Lawrence C. Chao, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Chao Vision Institute, Irvine, CA 2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606 Get Directions
(949) 679-2426

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Dr. Lawrence C. Chao M.D. is an Orange County cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive eye physician and surgeon. By placing the welfare of patients first and foremost, Dr. Chao is considered a doctor whom doctors would choose for themselves or their loved ones. Entrusted to care for the eyes of many of Orange County's doctors, professionals, and their families, Dr. Chao personally has performed over ten thousand cataract, LASIK and corneal refractive procedures. When Best Doctors of America asked doctors questions like, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" his peers elected Dr. Chao. More than just performing eye surgeries, Dr. Chao is hands-on with all aspects of patient care from consults to postoperative care at his practice and office-based procedure center in Irvine, CA to ensure the best possible clinical and surgical result.Read more

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Thank you for visiting Chao Vision Institute on HealthGrades. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChaoVision.com.

in Huntington Beach, CA |
Excellent results for my corneal transplant and recent cataract surgery.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    St Mary's Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Vincent's Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Irvine Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Washington University

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - pre
    • Max Fine Cornea Society, 1998
    • Super Doctors, 2011 - pre
    • UCI Ophthalmology Teaching Award, 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Dr. Chao's Care Philosophy

Dr. Lawrence C. Chao M.D. is an Orange County cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive eye physician and surgeon. By placing the welfare of patients first and foremost, Dr. Chao is considered a doctor whom doctors would choose for themselves or their loved ones. Entrusted to care for the eyes of many of Orange County's doctors, professionals, and their families, Dr. Chao personally has performed over ten thousand cataract, LASIK and corneal refractive procedures. When Best Doctors of America asked doctors questions like, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" his peers elected Dr. Chao. More than just performing eye surgeries, Dr. Chao is hands-on with all aspects of patient care from consults to postoperative care at his practice and office-based procedure center in Irvine, CA to ensure the best possible clinical and surgical result.

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Thank you for visiting Chao Vision Institute on HealthGrades. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChaoVision.com.