Dr. Sam Nikou, MD

Dr. Sam Nikou, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 70
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Dr. Sam Nikou, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Glendale, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Shiraz Univ in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

222 W Eulalia St Ste 315

Glendale, CA 91204

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nikou performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chalazion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Nikou's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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11  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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

  • Shiraz Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • La Co-Usc Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Pahlavi U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Boston U Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nikou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nikou's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nikou to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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

Dr. Nikou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He has a great Ophthalmologist. He has compassion and he addressed my concern. I am M.D. and I asked a lot of questions regarding my eyes disease and his answers to my questions really reassured me.
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Dr. Nikou is a true example of an excellent eye specialist & surgen. He is so passionate about his job & his patients. I visited his office several times for my lasik & post operation treatments. Every time, I was greeted promptly even though they were dealing with afternoon rush. Each employee I...more
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