Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh

Ophthalmology
Modesto, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Modesto Eye Center

Modesto, CA

Address

1741 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

350 Answers
89 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Sure!: Gradual decline of vision to different disease processes such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy are leading causes. S... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Phacoemulsification: Phaco emulsification is the most advanced form of cataract surgery. Most is done with ultrasound but recently, laser assisted surgery has brought on ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Doubt it!: The bluriness you are seeing are likely due to fatigue and dry eyes!
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Certainly!: The blunt trauma can cause cataract, and also knock the lens loose inside the eye making the surgery a major challenge at times!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Fruits ripe!: The olden days where a cataract had to physically harden to allow for easier surgical extraction with reduced complication are long gone! what is ver... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Opacity of lens: The clear lens in the eye become opacified due to many reasons, trauma, medications, sun damage ....
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Yes!: Viral conjunctivitis can cause serious and irreversible corneal scarring. This must be attended to promptly and competently. This must be seen and f... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
May be autoimmune: Please your primary care and an ophthalmologist to make sure this is not an autoimmune issue!
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Rinse out!: Just rinse the eye out with preferably saline, but may do so with water. The irritation will go away in a few hours, if not, then see your ophthalmol... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Huge: From a training stand point, optometrist do only 4 years of optometry school after undergrad. Focus mainly on glasses & contacts. Ophthalmologist do ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Don't pick at it!: Be very careful not to touch it or pick at it. Should see a doctor for further evaluation. This could be serious!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Legal blindness: The cause may be from many sources! cataract, corneal scar, retinopathy, macular degeneration. The source of the blindness may a curable condition! ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Dry eyes.: Your issues seems more typical of dry eyes causing the aches. Try artificial team a few times a day. If the problem persists, see an ophthalmologi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Devastating!: This has been a major topic and campaign by the american academy of ophthalmology. As a cornea specialist, i can tell you stories of devasting cornea... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Resistance?: Usually with antibiotic there is a quick, almost 24 hour response! if not, here may be some resistance specially to oflaxacin. If dragging on to 3rd... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Check it out!: It is important to know why you are coughing! see a doc for hat. Taking cough suppressant like dextromethorphan should have no bearing on the angl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Unlikely!: Not good to have anemia, bu don't think it is related to lash loss. Try latisse!
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Likely unrelated!: I don't think Ambien (zolpidem) and eye itching have much to do with each other!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not really!: Eczema causes dry, course, rough, darkened skin, but not really postules, unless you get an infection!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: A hole in the retina can become a source for retinal detachment. A damaged retina may lead to a blind spot... So it matters what exactly is the "defe... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
That is a myth!: No! there is no such evidence! have a good time!
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Likely a stye!: Some times an early stye creates this hot sensation with a pulsating feeling. Try some warm compresses over eye and some lubricating drops. If it pe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No!: Once scarred there is no reversal or treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Don't pick t it!: When cold sore begins to have that funny sensation before it breaks out or very early on, taking antivirals would help. Once scabbed over, just let i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends on age!: Once past the age of 10, lazy eye can no longer develop!
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Orange?: That is very interesting. Do you have a photo to post? There can be yellowing of the eye and the lids related to the liver function, but orange? Te... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Wait some time: When your eye has quieted down for at least a week, the try your contact lenses on a limited time frame and see how you do.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Hertel Ophthalmomete: Hertel ophthalmometer is an instrument used to measure the distance the front of cornea is from the bone on the temporal aspect of you eye socket. Th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Petechia : Tiny little blood blisters/petechia can come from high pressure on the body and suffocation. So depending on the extracurricular activity, this may b... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not really: But you may be straining because you are not properly corrected for glasses. Poorly corrected vision may contribute to poor balance, but it not lik... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor!: Contact lenses must be fitted properly! they need to be prescribed by an eye doctor, trialled for proper fit, then prescribed/dispensed. Contact len... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Cherish it!: The prescription of the eye usually stabilize around 18-22. Then around 45-50 difficulty with reading starts and maxes out by 60. During this time ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: If it has been a few weeks, then return to your doc for an evaluation. Otherwise give it a little time!
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Diabetes is the pits: Poorly controlled diabetes can affect every organ in the body. It damages, teeth, eyes, nerves, kidney, heart, and the blood vessels. Best to contro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not likely!: Depending on the dilating agent used, it can last from 4 hours to over a week! the pupil dilation is one part and the inability to focus a separate p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Yes!: Depending on how much astigmatism you have, it may be fine to wear a standards spherical lens but in cases of high astigmatism, that really needs to b... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Serious: How was the blood clot diagnosed? By ultrasound? I am concerned about the blood clot getting loose and setting in your lungs what is called a pulmon... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Elevation: Sometimes the optic nerve attached to the eye is slightly more forward than usual. Many times, swelling of the optic nerve, causes an appearance, of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not normal!: See your primary care doctor first! you may be sent over to a GI specialist. You need to be seen!
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A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Stye or a Chalazion: This is likely a stye or a chalazion. My suggestion is to start warm compresses twice daily. If it persists, you should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Need to be seen!: A white dot one the cornea overlying the iris typically is an ulcer. You need to be seen urgently. And have it looked at and treated by an ophthalmol... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Don't: It is very important to remove all lesions properly. That would minimize scarring and allow for proper diagnosis. Scarring can lid to eyelid deformi... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not likely: Several years back there was a big question about laser pointers! they did a study on subjects that needed to have their eyes removed due to cancer. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See cardiologist: Chest pains are not to be taken lightly, but they may also be from non-cardiac sources! ask your cardiologist for clarification and help!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Lubricate!: You may have left a small gap open in your lids. Try some artificial tears.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Acanthamoeba : Acanthamoeba is a devastating infection of the cornea. The parasites live in water. People with contact lenses trap the organisms under the contact ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Get some sleep!: If the dropy lid persists after you have had rest, might consider seeing an ophthalmologist!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Surgery : Cataract are currently only treated surgically!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ask your Doc!: Vitamins are metabolized by different organs in the body. Vitamin a is typically metabolized by the liver and at high levels it is toxic to the liver... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Covering doctor: Whenever a doctor is out of office, there will be a covering physician. You need to see an ophthalmologist soon!
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
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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