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Dr. Alan Westeren

Ophthalmology
La Jolla, CA
28 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

11 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 28 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 surface or from prolonged contact lens wear (e.g. More than 8-12 hrs/day or sleeping in contact lenses even one night). Also, a poorly fit contact lens may adhere too tight to eye surface and lead to hypoxic cornea. Allergy to contact lens possible.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 28 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, tear drainage system blockage, or other ocular allergies, infections, or inflammations versus simple viral conjunctivitis associated with viral upper respiratory infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 28 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 abilty to focus at near objects and small font reading tasks. Presbyopia onset variable depending on pre-existing level of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) and can be addressed by progressive multifocal lens glasses or lasik.

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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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