Dr. Paul Blacharski, MD

Dr. Paul Blacharski, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Paul Blacharski, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Temecula, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

41900 Winchester Rd # 201

Temecula, CA 92590

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 98% of peers
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
very high
more than 96% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Blacharski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blacharski "PAUL A. BLACHARSKI, M.D. Born and raised in San Bernardino, he attended Syracuse University where he earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering / Biosystems and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.D. degree at Loma Linda University. His internship was served at the Naval Hospital in San Diego where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology. While serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Blacharski furthered his training as a retina specialist with several fellowships including: a retinal vascular disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee under Dr Steve Charles, an ocular oncology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and Massachusett's Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston. Dr Blacharski has been in medical practice in the Inland Empire since 1988 where he has specialized in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He established his private practice in 1998. Under Dr. Blacharski's guidance, Inland Valley Retina offers cutting edge technology in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachments, Diabetic Retinopathy, and other disease of the retina. His clinics offer Best Practice diagnostic and treatment instruments including the most current Laser technology. His surgical skills are well-established with more than 17,000 procedures performed. "


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blacharski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blacharski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blacharski to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Blacharski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

They had two Surgery Centers to choose from and they choose to do my procedure at one they have an ownership interest in which was also the Surgery Center not in my insurance network, which the other one is in network. Two weeks after my procedure I get a surprise invoice for over $800.00. No...more
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Extremely experienced and very good bedside manner. One of the best retina specialists in his field and years ago he saved me from going blind!
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Every aspect of my visit was handled with a high degree of professionalism!
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