Dr. S Rami Zarnegar, MD

Dr. S Rami Zarnegar, MD

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54 y/o
(245)

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Using the latest in laser and surgical techniques, Dr. Zarnegar specializes in cataract, pterygium and eye-related plastic surgery as well as vision correction surgery including LASIK, Custom LASIK, and intraocular lens implants. Dr. Zarnegar has been providing comprehensive medical eye care, including glaucoma, to Central Coast residents since 1996. Dr. Zarnegar received his Medical Doctor degree from St. Louis University, where he also served his residency in ophthalmology. In addition, he earned his Bachelor of Science degrees from Santa Clara University, and pursued post-graduate studies at San Jose State University and Stanford. Dr. Zarnegar serves as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Touro University College of Medicine. Dedicated to the eye care profession, Dr. Zarnegar is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Always staying current with medical advancements and technology, each year Dr. Zarnegar teaches many Central Coast optometrists about eye diseases and new advancements in eye care. Dr. Zarnegar and his wife are raising their children on the Central Coast, and play a vibrant, active role in their community. Practices in the Santa Maria clinic Board-certified Ophthalmologist Vision Correction Surgery that corrects a variety of problems, including near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism using laser techniques such as LASIK, CustomLASIK, as well as the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and the ReSTOR bifocal implant.

Shepard Eye Center - Santa Maria

910 E Stowell Rd

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

To provide a wide range of eye care with excellence in order to deliver both the best outcomes and the finest experience. We always operate in the best interest of our patients while showing the highest degree of caring, ethics and respect to our patients and each other.
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Experience for Dr. Zarnegar

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Zarnegar by Patient Volume

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Keratitis

Dr. Zarnegar treated this condition for more patients than 99% of his peers nationwide.

very high

2

Eye Infections

Dr. Zarnegar treated this condition for more patients than 99% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Zarnegar treated this condition for more patients than 98% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
128

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cryopexy
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Macular Translocation
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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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

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • St John Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zarnegar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member

Dr. Zarnegar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zarnegar to family and friends
4.7
based on 245 total reviews
Dr. Zarnegar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Zarnegar accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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