Dr. Rex Hsei, MD

Dr. Rex Hsei, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rex Hsei, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

1665 Dominican Way Ste 124

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

(831) 475-7012

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Pinguecula
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hsei "His goal is to serve the Santa Cruz community and surrounding areas with caring and comprehensive eye care."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.

Education

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • White Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hsei has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hsei's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hsei to family and friends
2.5
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Hsei's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Watsonville, CA |
My vision doctor for 10+ years. Did cataract surgery on both eyes, couldn't believe how easy it was. He shows concern and care and takes time to explain your situation. Highly recommend.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
Dr. Hsei put the wrong lens in my eye during cataract surgery and also damaged the capsule behind the lens. I have very poor vision in the eye now and must always wear a contact lens in the eye to see somewhat clearly. His arrogant attitude following his mistakes made a very bad situation intolerable for me. It was not until three weeks after surgery and a discussion with my regular eye doctor that he admitted he had implanted the incorrect lens. I would definitely not recommend him.
in Watsonville, CA |
Dr Hsei was never friendly as courteous as I was from my first appointment w/ him. He never advised me on the condition of my dry eye. Appeared to be irate easily. On one occasion, he came into the office chuckling in a ridiculing manner. Obviously, he wouldn't be responsible for his staff member in the optical shop breaking my well made prescription glasses. Of course, I left him for another eye doctor more professional than he is.
in Santa Cruz |
Dr. Hsei is not user friendly. I mentioned that I felt blown off by either his staff or him over my concern related to an ocular migrane. I asked the receptionist if i should come in. She said if i wanted to she would give me an appointment. I asked her to ask him if it was important to get it checked out and to call me back. No go. He got very upset at me mentioning this and snapped he didn't have time for this and threatened to end the exam.
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Dr. Hsei accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Hsei has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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