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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh

Ophthalmology
Modesto, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Modesto Eye Center

Modesto, CA

Address

1741 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

2095492004

Insurances accepted

Aetna

All Care Insurance Services

BlueCross BlueShield

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UnitedHealthcare

Office

CA, CA

About

Bio

A Fellowship Trained cornea and refractive surgeon, trained in Boston, MA, now if full private practice in Modesto, CA. With expertise in Cataract surgery, iLASIK, and corneal transplant surgery.

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

Doctor Q&A

350 Answers
89 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Caution!: Ophthalmology requires incredible stereopsis for many tasks. The chairman of the department of ophthalmology at the time of my training did not have ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Myth!: There are really no ways of changing the prescription of your eye. Although there is some evidence that our near tasks have lead the population towar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Jaundice!: When the white of the eye start turning yellow, it is called jaundice. That is seen in patient with liver dysfunction. See you doctor for more defin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Likely: The amount of eye drop used and how little gets into blood stream and then how much less gets into milk and how much less is actually absorbed by the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Responsibility: When a baby comes along into ones life, we are no longer individuals for ourselves, but we are also responsible to care for that child. Meth is a kil... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Complex!: What you are describing is a fairly complex procedure. Cataract surgery will restoring your sight. The surgery may or may not be successful in maint... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not likely!: Pigmented spots are always a concern in regards to their malignant potential. These. Spots are more frequent in darker skinned people, but more conce... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on the extent and your motivation. Probably a good discussion for you and your orthopedic surgeon! good luck!
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dehydration: Seems like your are describing an episode of dehydration. Make sure you keep well hydrated.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Need to be seen!: Blood in the panties at ago 69 is concerning. Must see your primary care doctor soon!
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
See doctor!: Your baby is sick and needs antibiotics asap. The infection is also affecting the eyes needing antibiotic drops.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Super-infection: There can many times be a bacterial infection on top of a viral (herpes) infection. This is called superinfection. The antibiotic will help remove s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Cool compresses!: When one mechanically rubs the eyes, it stimulates significant allergic reaction. Cool compresses help with alleviating that!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Height!: Your height is a vey important piece of information that you lef out.
A female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Varies: Varies doctor to doctor and if they need to do a concurrent breast lift along with it, and if they would actually need an implant with it! it can get... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause! use some cool compresses and may be slight Hydrocortisone cream. If you use the cream more than a few days and it doesn't solv... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
No!: The hardware used in any form of surgery is typically well tested and has to pass fda approval. They are virtually always very inert and should pose ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Maculopathy: Congenital syphilis causes damage to many organs and tissues in the body including the retina. This is not reversible.
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dry Eyes: Dry eyes and surface irritation (eyelid irritation, allergies... ) are the most common reasons for the twitching of the lids. Use some artificial tea... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dry Eyes?: Sounds like your vision is intermittent and that sound more like dry eyes. When you rest, the tear film improves and gives you better vision. Try so... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Lash Cycle: The cycle of lashes from growth to fall is 4 months.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Check your BP: Sometimes if the blood pressure is high, or even too low, it may cause this type of headache. Otherwise try some artificial tears and see if it sooth... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Happens.: Eyelashes may at times have a mind of their own!
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Wonderful decision!: Ob/gyn is one of the most awesome specialties in the field of medicine. You need study hard and go to a good college. After your bachelors degree, m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many times!: Most patients with ibd have a "intuitive" sense of when the flair is coming up!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Cavernoma: There are many nerves that run through the cavernous sinus. If you have a lesion there, it could be the cause of your pain. You should in specific s... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Could be: Your sinusitis may be allergy related causing the swelling, irritation and the lid twitching! try some cool compresses and allergy drops.
A female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Chalazion: You most likely have a chalazion. Go ahead and use warm compresses on the lids and it should slowly get smaller. If not, see an ophthalmologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may hav... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Likely irritation: This is likely related to surface irritation leading to eyelid twitching. Use some lubricant and limit your contact lens and that should help.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Normal!: Arcus sinilius is a normal part of life and simply the accumulation of cholesterol material in the outer edge of your cornea. There is no harm from i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Never heard of that!: The story of samson and dellilah may be a myth with powers of samson in his hair. I have yet to see a repeated modern tale! i guess your father in l... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Proper gear!: It is helpful to get an anti glare filter and have properly adjusted reading glasses! probably fine without them as well! no proven science in this ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Can happen!: Depending on what other issues with the eyes exist, this can happen. If there has been some previous corneal surgeries such as rk or laser eye surger... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Be kind: Doctors are human and can make mistakes. How they react to such realization is very important. I would in a very kind way return for a visit and ask... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
No!: If you are talking about an eye that has poor vision (amblyopia) the answer is no! if you are talking about an eye that is misaligned (strabismus) th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Allergic response!: This is likely an allergic dermatitis to the pain. Try a bit of Hydrocortisone cream 1% to the affected area. If it doesn't get better in a few days... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Why do you have it?: The main issue here is why do you have a "water bump". Do you mean a blister? In allergic cases the face can become swollen like a fluid sack. Us... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Flax Seed Oil: Styes are the result of poor lid conditions. When you shower, make sure you wash your face and with the shampoo also gently wash your eyes (closed). ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Watch you diet!: As you have been successful if your transition, make a get away for a healthier life. Eat good quality food, and exercise. Good luck!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Optic Nerves?: Did anyone examine the optic nerve or check the "opening pressure" when they did the lumbar puncture? See an ophthalmologist for a good stereo exam o... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Calm: Recognize the triggers and avoid them. Learn to calm yourself through self meditation, yoga and other such techniques. Many times medicines prescrib... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Life Style Change: I tell all my pseudotumor patients that this is a wake up call. You need to change your lifestyle. Change your mentality. Reset your thermostat! y... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Give up smoking!: Smoking is not good for your health! but there should be no issue with regards to your recovery! have a blast!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Sorry!: Many of the spontaneous abortions happen in the very first trimester. It can be very devasting to the hopeful mother, but that fetus was not meant to... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dry Eyes: The most common reason for pain behind the eye, the dull achy pain, is dry eyes. Try some artificial tears and see how it responds. If it persists o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes to alopecia and it is essential to figure out why! see a dermatologist to figure out what is the reason. Things like Latisse (... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Irritation of eye: Any foreign body sensation that causes a feeling of sand or dirt in the is eye irritation. There are many sources for this from basic foreign matter ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Generally No!: Sinus infection tend to cause frontal headache. Neck pain and stiffness should be looked at carefully in setting of a fever. Any light sensiti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Cold?: Sounds like common cold. Get some fluids, take an anti fever over the counter and if you don't feel better soon, see you primary care doctor!

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Testimonials
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Dec 9, 2012
I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Ashrafzadeh for many years. He is dedicated to his profession. His vast knowledge and expertise in medicine is an asset to the field.
Dec 1, 2012
Very thorough & precise. Impressive!
Aug 2, 2014
Wonderful and caring physician
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I use Visene Allergy and Refresh Tears drops daily but just noticed a tiny twitch in my lower left lid but cant feel it. Will it worsen?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Because one doctor said I was fine all the other doctors say the same. Yesterday I had new symptoms no w/u done
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Does it mean if I press on my temporal side I will have black circle on the medial side also? Thank you so much doctor, books didnt mention.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Boston University

Awards

Alumni Association Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Modesto, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Modesto, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
California Medical Association
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