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Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina

Ophthalmology
Santa Monica, CA
18 years experience female

Locations

Office

Santa Monica, CA

Address

2222 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 201, Santa Monica, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

Access Health Solutions

Cigna

Motion Picture Industry Health Plans

Regal Medical Group

No Value

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Westlake Village, CA

Office

Encino, CA

About

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

Languages spoken

Russian, Ukrainian

Doctor Q&A

5 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Having : Having diabetes may not be a contraindication to having refractive surgery procedure, such as lasik. You should seek a consultation with a refractive surgery/cornea specialist to discuss your options. However, prior to having any surgery, every diabetic patient must have a thorough evaluation of the retina, as this is the primary part of the eye typically affected by the diabetes. Every patient with diabetes must have retinal evaluation (when the doctor dilates your pupils to look inside the eye) regardless of having or not having any symptoms at minimum once a year, and possibly more often if there is any problem noted.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Possibly: If your eye is healthy and the only reason for vision less than 20/20 is what is known as "refractive error", then it may be correctable with eye glasses or contacts without surgery. But if you have a particular diagnosis, an ability to improve vision to 20/20 depends on the condition which you have.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Multiple Causes: "retinal lesions" is a very broad term, describing pretty much any finding located in the retina. The broad categories include infection, inflammation, trauma, benign and malignant tumors, inherited diseases, or manifestation of systemic conditions. To answer your question better, it would help to know more details about symptoms and type of lesions that were seen.
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pilyugina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pilyugina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Awards

Medical Scientist Scholar Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine
Medical Scholar, Stanford School of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Society

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
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