Dr. Paul Chen, MD

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Dr. Paul Chen, MD
Dr. Chen has worked with experts in laser vision correction at Stanford University and UCSF Medical Center.

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Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Dr. Paul H. Chen is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care with an interest in cataracts, glaucoma, eyelid enhancements, and laser vision correction. Dr. Chen is proficient in the latest medical and surgical techniques. By performing cataract surgery through tiny incisions under eye drop anesthesia, Dr. Chen avoids the need for sutures or eye patches. He is now offering the ReStor, Tecnis MF, and Crystalens deluxe intra-ocular lenses.

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North County Laser Eye Associates, Carlsbad, CA1905 Calle Barcelona Ste 208
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
3.6
based on 32 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Oceanside, CA |
I take my mother here, her appointments are always quik and easy. Dr Chen and his nurses are knowledgeable and very friednly. Overall great experience everytime!
Encinitas, CA |
Office is great, clean, friendly and on time! Dr. Chen answered all my questions and makes me feel confident in my care.
in Carmel Valley |
Very friendly staff, no wait time, highly recommend!
in San Diego, CA |
I have found Dr. Paul Chen to be extremely thorough, more so than any other ophthalmologist I have been seen. He is also very will to answer any questions I have. In addition his medical support staff as well as his office staff are all very pleasant and courteous.
Encinitas, CA |
Very nice office, friendly staff...
in Vista, CA |
Kind, professional, confident - removed any fear.
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Dr. Chen says...

Dr. Chen has worked with experts in laser vision correction at Stanford University and UCSF Medical Center.

Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Dr. Paul H. Chen is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care with an interest in cataracts, glaucoma, eyelid enhancements, and laser vision correction. Dr. Chen is proficient in the latest medical and surgical techniques. By performing cataract surgery through tiny incisions under eye drop anesthesia, Dr. Chen avoids the need for sutures or eye patches. He is now offering the ReStor, Tecnis MF, and Crystalens deluxe intra-ocular lenses.

Dr. Chen says...

LASIK eye surgeon Paul H. Chen is proficient with modern medical and surgical techniques. By performing cataract surgery through tiny incisions under eye drop anesthesia, Dr. Chen avoids the need for sutures of eye patches. Patients can resume most normal activities immediately after cataract surgery. He has acquired the Stratus OCT, an imaging instrument used to diagnose glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy with precision. Dr. Chen also operates on eyelids to improve appearance and function.

Dr. Chen says...

LASIK eye surgeon Paul H. Chen's office is equipped with laser technology, including the VISX S4™ laser, which can perform customized Wavefront™ treatments.

Dr. Chen'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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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Saint Mary's Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton University

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery