Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 45
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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.

270 Laguna Rd Ste 100

Fullerton, CA 92835

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Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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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Dr. Kim's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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

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 / Hines V.A. 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
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. Kim accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Easy Choice Health Plan
    Easy Choice Health Plan HMO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Principal Financial Group
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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