Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. Matthew Kim, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

270 Laguna Rd Ste 100

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Easy Choice Health Plan
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicare
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Stye
very high
more than 95% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Dr. Matthew Kim is a fellowship trained corneal surgeon who has an extensive experience in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgeries. He was involved with Femtosecond Laser Assisted Corneal Transplant and Endothelial Corneal Transplant surgeries during his prestigious corneal fellowship at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Matthew Kim was the first private practice ophthalmologist to perform the implantable miniature telescope in advanced macular degeneration patients in Orange County, CA. He has been an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member since his third year in medical school and graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Medicine (Top 10% of the graduating class). Annually, Dr. Matthew Kim is involved with Access OC health fair to provide surgical services to underserved and uninsured populations of Orange County."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "As a cornea and refractive surgery specialist, I believe in giving the best care possible to improve one's vision and life. I listen first and discuss reasonable treatment options with all of my patients. I will provide the latest proven surgical and medical treatment options for your eye problems. My staff is there to assist you and serve your needs. We want to maximize your positive experience with us during your visit to the Terry Eye Institute."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Infections 
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement 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.

Education

  • University Of California, Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Loyola University Medical Center - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center / Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Georgetown University
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kim'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I love Dr Kim! He is very busy, but spends a long time explaining the problems to you. It is refreshing to see a doctor who cares about his patients.
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Got my LASIK by Dr. Kim. No, I see 20/20. Yay!! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Kim has taken care of my whole family for years. My grandparents are very happy with their cataract surgeries. Thank you!
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I received an excellent care from Dr. Matthew Kim. I had a serious corneal ulcer because of my contact lens issues. He took care of me and got me out of trouble. Thank you!
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Fantastic ophthalmologist! Very attentive and excellent office staff. I highly recommend this practice.
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