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Dr. Alan Westeren

Ophthalmology
La Jolla, CA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

La Jolla, CA

Address

6529 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Great West PPO

About

Bio

Eye Surgery Subspecialist: LASIK eye surgeon, Cataract eye surgeon, Cornea eye surgeon trained by fellowship in subspecialty microsurgery of the eye at renowned University of California San Diego in 2002-2003, after completing prior Ophthalmology / Eye Surgery Specialty Residency training at prestigous Ivy League University Academic and world renowned Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Alan Westeren MD completed medical school at prestigous Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Westeren graduated with honors and was inducted into and is a life member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Alan Westeren provides state-of-the-art eye surgery eye care as private practice subspecialist in La Jolla, CA. ExpertVisionCare.com

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

9 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ulcer or poor fit?: Red eyes with contact lenses may also indicate bacterial, viral, or fungal corneal ulceration on surface of eye fom contacts lens trauma to eye surfac... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Presbyopia with age: Presbyopia is distinct from farsightedness and occurs usually in patients in 40 Y.O. Or older when lens behind pupil thickens and results in impaired ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Variable duration.: Dependent on myriad variables such as severity concussion/contusion, damage to one or more muscles or nerves supplying the muscles that move the eyes ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Consult Neurologist!: Complex answer depending on exact levels of deficiency of these vitally important neurologic "neurotransmitters" chemicals that control specific brain... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes & no - see below: Pupil constriction and dilation in response to different levels of lightis unaffected by contact lenses. However, if pupils being pharmacologically al... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Genetics mostly: Eye color primarily determined by genes from your parents. Blue eye color for instance requires one recessive blue gene from each parent. Brown iris g... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Check thyroid levels: Get thyroid profile hormone levels evaluated by your primary care md as a starting point.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes this is possible: Vitreous floaters or more serious bleeding inside eye or retinal detachment or retinal tears or retinal holes (e.g. Macular hole) may result after inj... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Consult Eye MD: If persistent red eyes, new onset blurred vision, or excessive tearing...Then consult eye md to evaluate for possible dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, tea... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Westeren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Westeren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

AlphaOmegaAlphaHonorMedicalSociety

Affiliations

Fallbrook hospital
Foothill presbyterian hospital
Hoag hospital
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