Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Triangle Ophthalmology 55 Vilcom Center Dr Ste 110 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Get Directions
Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD

Dr. Rachel Tesser, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chapel Hill, NC. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

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

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  •  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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Of Georgia

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Wi

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke Hospital

    Completed in 2004

    University Wi

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Glaucoma Surgery