Dr. Rex C. Hsei, MD

Dr. Rex C. Hsei, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 46 years old

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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's Care Philosophy

His goal is to serve the Santa Cruz community and surrounding areas with caring and comprehensive eye care.

Dr. Hsei'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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  • Ophthalmology

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)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    White Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Temple University Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery