Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Edwards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3969 4th Ave Ste 301

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 87% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
normal
more than 72% of peers
Visual Field Defects
normal
more than 66% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Edwards "Specialist in Diagnosis and Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic and Other Eye Disorders Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Optic Neuritis Myasthenis Gravis Double Vision Temporal Arteritis Optic Disk Swelling Chiasmal Syndromes Graves Disease Orbital Tumors Cataracts Glaucoma Botulinum Toxin: More than 15 years of experience with BOTOX including the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, chronic headaches and strabismus."
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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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

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 Misouri In Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Allegheny Gen Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Calif
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cum Laude (University of Alabama School of Medicine), 1980
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1997
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edwards to family and friends
4.4
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Edwards' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in San Diego, CA
I was sent on an emergency basis today for his expertise, immediate treatment. And consolation for vision loss. I was very impressed with his urgency to treat me , his staff knowledge, and his professionalism and decision making. He has earned the respect of his profession.
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in Carlsbad, CA
Dr. Russell Edwards has many qualities that make him an excellent doctor. Obviously, his professional training. experience and years of practice and expertise in his field are beyond outstanding! In addition to the importance of these qualities, Dr. Edwards has the superior ability to "really"...more
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