Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Irving, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

440 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Ste 300

Irving, TX 75063

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers
Corneal Erosion
more than 87% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gicheru "LaserCare Eye Center is a Medical and Surgical Practice that strives to be a Center of Excellence of Eyecare and Eye Surgery. It was founded in 2000. A wide range of medical services are provided including Comprehensive Eye Exams, LASIK, Cataract surgery, Contact lens exams, Glaucoma surgery and Diabetic Laser. Besides Dr. Gicheru, there are 2 other doctors in the practice: Dr. Hines and Dr. Nguyen, who are both Ophthalmologists."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trachoma
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Southern Methodist University(Smu)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Texas-Southwestern Medical School Dept. Of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Service Aware - UT Southwestern Medical School - Department of Ophthalmology, 2003-8
  • Leadership Development Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Gicheru has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gicheru's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gicheru to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Gicheru's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I went to Dr. Gicheru because I had had Lasik with Dr. Boothe in 2002 and trusted his recommendation. I could not be happier with my experience. Dr. G. is intelligent, personable, patient and VERY proficient! In December, I had cataracts removed from both eyes, Lasik Enhancement and ReSTOR lenses....more
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Dr. Gicheru provides very competent, professional and confident eye care. This office stresses following "doctor's orders" so that patients understand that eye health is their responsibility, too.
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I had a terrible experience at Laser Care Eye Center today with Dr.Gicheru. Apparently, he has horrible bed side manners and really no sympathy or care for his patients. I don't appreciate arrogance. That's how he made me feel. I will never go back to this doctor and I will make sure my husband...more
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Dr. Gicheru is an excellent surgeon. I was treated like a member of the family. He was carefu lin explaining everything to me. Was a wonderful experience and best of all I can see! I feel like I have a new lease on life. not the "cattle Call" experience I had at Boothe. THESE PEOPLE REALLY...more
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Dr. Gischeru has been consistently great for many years. I've had cataract surgery, many check ups and other procedures. Quality of work, EXCELLENT, the best. Staff is very good. You will experience an extremely qualified physician. I highly recommend Dr. Gischeru . Steve
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