Dr. Stephen S. Wilmarth, MD

Dr. Stephen S. Wilmarth, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 69 years old

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Wilmarth Eye and Laser provides outstanding service to our patients. From the front desk to the clinic and surgical services, we treat out patients like family. All clinical staff members are Board Certified and regularly trained in service and communication.Read more

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Stephen Wilmarth, M.D. is one of the most respected and experienced Laser Vision Specialists and Eye Surgeons in Northern California....Read more

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in Sacramento, CA |
I had my lasik done with Dr. Wilmarth in 2003- how wonderful to see without glasses or any corrective lenses after 30 years! Great staff, Great location- Great Doctor. Thank you Dr W. Joann M/ Sacramento, CA
in Sacramento, CA |
I had lasik because I was getting near-sighted. My left eye turned out fine. I was concerned about my right eye because I had a pterygium and astigmatism - Dr. Wilmarth performed the lasik anyway telling me, confidently, that my right eye problems wouldn't make a difference. Other MDs have since said it should not have been done. The results were unsuccessful. I am now left with terrible vision in my right eye - much worse than when I first went to him.
Sorry to hear about your eye problem. My staff couldn't find a record with your initials. We have no knowledge of you as a patient. Pterygea are common and slow growing. The vast majority are left alone. LASIK does not influence pterygia growth. Did you have eye care after LASIK to follow your pterygium. Please contact us to discuss. Dr. Wilmarth
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Dr. Wilmarth says...

Stephen Wilmarth, M.D. is one of the most respected and experienced Laser Vision Specialists and Eye Surgeons in Northern California. He is Board Certified and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Medical Vision Technology, the largest private practice ophthalmic group in Northern California. Dr. Wilmarth is a founding member of Horizon Vision Centers, the largest laser vision provider in Northern California and Medical Director at the Horizon Vision Center in Roseville. He also serves as Medical Director of Ophthalmic Surgery at Sutter Sierra Surgery Center in Roseville.

Dr. Wilmarth has over 35 years of experience as an eye surgeon and significant experience in new product development and application in pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic devices.

Dr. Wilmarth is a 4th generation San Franciscan raised in the Bay Area. He graduated with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley and attended Stanford University School of Medicine where he participated as a research scientist in the first isolation and purification of endorphins. After completing his medical training, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service, caring for Indians and Eskimos throughout the State of Alaska. Humanitarian work took him to the Philippines, China, Tibet, Japan, South Africa and Kenya. In 1989 Dr. Wilmarth returned to California and began a full time practice as a founding member of Medical Vision Technology.

Dr. Wilmarth enjoys running, biking, skiing, golf, mountaineering and SCUBA diving. He finished the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii swimming 2.4 miles in the ocean followed by a 112 mile bicycle race and a 26.2 mile run all in one day.

Professional Activities

  • Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Medical Vision Technology, Sacramento, CA
  • Medical Director, Ophthalmic Surgery, Sutter Sierra Surgery Center, Roseville, CA
  • Medical Director, Horizon Laser Vision Center, Roseville, CA
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Refractive Surgeo

Dr. Wilmarth's Care Philosophy

Wilmarth Eye and Laser provides outstanding service to our patients.

From the front desk to the clinic and surgical services, we treat out patients like family.

All clinical staff members are Board Certified and regularly trained in service and communication.

Dr. Wilmarth says...

With over 36 years in practice in ophthalmology, Dr. Wilmarth has a wealth of information and judgement. We accept all patients with any eye conditions and refer to eye specialists as needed.

Our primary interest are Laser Vision Correction (LASIK), cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and glaucoma.

Dr. Wilmarth says...

Dr. Wilmarth has performed thousands of LASIK and over 15,000 cataract operations.

Dr. Wilmarth's 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

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Kaiser Fdn Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Davis

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1970

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy