Dr. Lee Katzman, MD

Dr. Lee Katzman, MD

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Dr. Lee Katzman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2011 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

477 N El Camino Real # St

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
normal
more than 65% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
normal
more than 46% of peers
Dry Eyes
normal
more than 46% of peers

Dr. Katzman'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. Katzman "Dr. Katzman's care philosophy revolves around the oath that he took upon becoming a medical doctor (M.D.), "first, do no harm". Because of his extensive training in both the medical and surgical management of cornea disease, Dr. Katzman only offers surgery to those that truly need it or where nonsurgical management would be inappropriate or insufficient. Patients should be mindful anytime they are seeing a surgeon in any specialty, even outside of ophthalmology. Doing surgery is easy for a surgeon, but knowing when NOT to do surgery is what sets apart a great doctor from the rest."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Night Blindness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Transplant Conditions
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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51  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Dry Macular Degeneration Management
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
  • Keratomileusis
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Contact Lens Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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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.

Education

  • University Of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katzman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katzman's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katzman to family and friends
6 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Katzman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I highly recommend Dr. Katzman if you are considering having cataract or correction surgery. He is absolutely the best! I was a little nervous during the surgery, but he talked me through the entire procedure. It helped me relax, listening to him explain exactly what he was doing. The procedure...more
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Dr. Katzman is truly a unique doctor given his surgical skills as well as diligence in researching complicated patient cases (as mine was). Dr. Katzman alleviated my twenty plus year dependence on glasses and contact lenses through a refractive lens exchange surgery and the outcome has been life...more
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Dr. Katzman is truly a dedicated doctor. He is very attentive and provides clear and understandable information. He did my cataract surgeries and I am extremely grateful to him for giving me back my eyesight.
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Dr. Katzman truly cares for his patients. He takes the time to not only figure out what's best for the eyes, but also is very friendly and has a warm personality. His "bedside" manor, along with his knowledge and skill as a surgeon make him an outstanding doctor.
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Lee Katzman, MD is a THE BEST refractive surgeon. I have a high correction and the shape of my corneas was a little bit odd, so he recommended that I undergo a procedure called PRK instead of LASIK and I couldn't be happier with the decision. Before it was so annoying to find my glasses in the...more
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