Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

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Dr. Matthew Kim, MD
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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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

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.

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Terry Eye Institute270 Laguna Rd Ste 100
Fullerton, CA 92835
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Dr. Kim's Reviews

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4.7
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
Fullerton, CA |
Got my LASIK by Dr. Kim. No, I see 20/20. Yay!! Thank you so much!
Brea, CA |
Dr. Kim has taken care of my whole family for years. My grandparents are very happy with their cataract surgeries. Thank you!
Irvine, CA |
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!
Norwalk, CA |
Fantastic ophthalmologist! Very attentive and excellent office staff. I highly recommend this practice.
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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.

Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Infections 
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Chicago Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Medical Center / Hines V.A. Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Irvine Medical Center / Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Irvine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Other Education
    Georgetown University

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • LASIK
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration