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Dr. Claudio Contreras

Ophthalmology
San Jose, CA
34 years experience

Locations

Office

San Jose, CA

Address

2120 McKee Rd, San Jose, CA
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About

Bio

I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist in solo practice in San Jose since 1997. I consider myself fortunate to be an ophthalmologist. This was my aspiration since I was young, but I was unable to achieve it as I had anticipated. I started my career as a primary care internist (board certified 1992-2002) after unsuccessful attempts of obtaining a residency position in ophthalmology after completing medical school. After practicing internal medicine for 4 years I was able to obtain an ophthalmology residency in 1994. I love what I do. I focus on comprehensive adult ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract surgery serving a mostly Latino population in San Jose as the only Hispanic ophthalmologist in San Jose. My staff and I do our utmost to provide everyone we are privileged to care for with the best medical care we can provide.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not problematic: As long as there are no visual effects this can continue to be monitored by your ophthalmologist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No eye wash watch tv: The eyes are able to maintain good health without the need for eye washes. Healthy eyes with frequent blinking are able to lubricate and cleanse without need for intervention. If there is eye discomfort that promotes the sensation of needing to wash the eyes, then an eye examination is recommended. Television viewing does not cause eye disease.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Laser therapy: The most common method of treating glaucoma is the use of eye drop medications to lower the eye pressure. If the angle of the eye is open then a low energy treatment, selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt) can often be effective in lowering the eye pressure for variable lengths of time. A balanced diet and exercise can also be beneficial in lowering eye pressure as well as maintaining good health.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Contreras is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Contreras is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD
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