Dr. Shira Robbins, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Shira Robbins, MD
Shira Robbins, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the care of children's eyes and treating adult strabismus. Dr. Robbins completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robbins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

UC San Diego Health

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

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Dr. Shira Robbins, MD

Dr. Shira Robbins, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Robbins' Experience

Dr. Robbins' 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


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Robbins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Robbins to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Robbins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in San Diego, CA |
One and a half surgery to correct double vision in both eyes went without a hitch. I had no pain or discomfort following the surgery and did not even need an aspirin. The results have been remarkable with no sign of my previous condition.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Robbins made a strabismus surgery for our 10 month old baby. She was very professional and reliable and kept us updated all the time with his process. The visits at her clinic was the best experience you can have with a young baby. We trust her and will keep visiting as our ophthalmologist in the future.
San Diego, CA |
An hour and a half into us being in the clinic, we had yet to see Robbins and were told that there were still a few patients before us. As I voiced my concerns to the fellow, she snapped at me in front of my daughter as if I were her child. By that point, my husband who is also a physician asked for us to leave. We walked out without even seeing Robbins. Shira, if this is your way of treating your patients then good luck to you in your practice. You clearly don't care about patient care.
San Diego, CA |
I had strabismus for most of my adolescent and adult life; within a year of meeting Dr. Robbins, she has treated my strabismus successfully with surgery while going out of her way to provide excellent follow-up care. My eyesight is extremely important to my profession and career and she gave me an invaluable gift.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Robbins and her staff did a wonderful job in ensuring my daughter?s Stye surgery went smoothly. Dr. Robbins walked us through the entire process, and the surgery was an absolute success. My daughter recovered quickly with barely a scar on her eyelid. A great job also to the staff at Rady Children's Hospital.
in La Jolla, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Robbins. My experience her was nothing but amazing. She has a very kind and warm personality and explained my condition thoroughly. The long wait time is accurate but I believe it is because she is highly sought after and because she takes time with her patients. I had eye surgery with her and she changed my life! The change was immediate after surgery. The first time I opened my eyes after surgery I could see perfectly and I started crying from sheer joy!
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Shira Robbins is so incredibly condescending. The only reason we started to see her a few years ago is because Dr. Granet was so difficult to schedule with, and once there, had to wait 4 hours for a 10 minute exam. Given wait times with Dr. Robbins has gotten just as bad, and she is incredibly rude and doesn't explain anything when she delivers bad news, we will have to follow up with either Dr. Granet or leave Ratner Eye Center all together. I am just baffled at how she thinks she can t
in Chula Vista, CA |
Dr. Robbins over the past four years + has helped care for our daughter. She has performed an eye surgery. We as parents were scared and Dr. Robbins was there walking the journey of care for our daughter. I would recommend Dr. Robbins to anyone I know needing special eye care. There are it seems a few doctors left that actually seem compassionate and caring. Dr. Robbins is just that special gem of a doctor, caring, compassionate, and professional.
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
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  • Health Net
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  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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