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Dr. Ray Oyakawa

Ophthalmology
Torrance, CA
45 years experience male

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Japanese

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Oyakawa
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Looks similar to AMD: Pattern dystrophy is a heterogeneous group of dominantly inherited macular disease. It has patterns of deposits of yellow, orange, or pigment changes in the macular area. It may be difficult to differentiate from AMD in late stages. Some may develop Choroidal neovascular membranes.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Oyakawa
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Corneal abrasion: This is possibly a recurrent erosion syndrome. This usually occurs in patient with a prior history of a corneal injury. Treatment is usually with muro ointment at bedtime and muros drops during the day. You should see an ophthalmologist. However, the cornea maybe normal at the exam and this is a diagnosis by history.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Oyakawa
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
No: This should not cause damage to the hair follicles.

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Testimonials
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Aug 18, 2015
Hello Dr Ray Oyakawa, wish anough money to go to you in stead of standish, I am sorry I have to turn the offor down tonight... I wish you luck
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oyakawa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oyakawa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Truly appreciate the quick response and clear explanation! Thank you!
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Graduated 1976MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California
MD

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA, Anderson School of Management
MD

Residency

Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
International Society of Refractive Surgery
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