Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD

Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chapel Hill, NC. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

55 Vilcom Center Dr Ste 110

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Contact Information

(919) 960-2720

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dry Eyes
more than 79% of peers
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
more than 79% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 74% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Wi
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Duke Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Wi
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tesser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tesser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tesser to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Tesser'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)
Burlington, NC |
My children & I see Dr. Tesser for eye exams. She is professional but kind & witty and went out of her way to make our youngest child comfortable during her first ever eye exam. As another reviewer commented, dilation of eyes in young children can last longer than 24 hours. When I called Dr. T I was told that it is uncommon but not unheard of. Both of my children's eyes were dilated for almost 48 hours, but this is no reflection on Dr. Tesser, my kids just happen to be one of the uncommon.
Chapel Hill, NC |
My daughter had an exam for intermittent exotropia of her left eye. I informed Dr. Tesser of her history & the previous dilation of her eyes by a pediatric ophthalmologist and didn't think it was needed. She insisted & I relented. She said the effects would last less than 24 hours. 24 hours later her eyes were still dilated requiring shades. A call to her office resulted in reassurance that it happens at times & to call on Sat if still occurring. Urgent calls were met with a full voicemailbox
in Cary, NC |
I was looking for a thorough eye exam and asked for a recommendation from a business owner who sells eyeglasses. The only doctor they could recommend was Dr. Tesser and I am so glad they did. I travel from Cary to Chapel Hill to have my eye exam and it is worth the time to get to her. She is professional and caring: something I was looking for in a doctor.
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Dr. Tesser accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO

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