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Dr. Andrew Doan

Ophthalmology
San Diego, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

BlueShield

No Value

March Vision Care

Medicare

Tri Valley IPA

Office

Temecula, CA

Office

San Diego, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Doan practices comprehensive ophthalmology and eye pathology and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Doan treats a broad range of eye disorders including eye cancers and tumors. Born in Saigon Vietnam and raised in Oregon, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Reed College . He completed his MD and PhD degrees at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine . Dr. Doan completed both an Internal Medicine Internship and General Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa . After his ophthalmology training, he completed his fellowship in eye pathology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Doan volunteers as a clinical provider at the Temecula-Murrieta Rescue Mission. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University and at the Uniformed Services University School of the Health Sciences. Dr. Doan teaches medical students and residents, published in peer-reviewed academic journals, is managing editor for the <em>Journal of Academic Ophthalmology,</em> and speaks at national meetings. Dr. Doan is the Chair for the Young Ophthalmologist committee and an OPHTHPAC committee member for the American Academy of Ophthalmology . When not pursuing his career interests, he enjoys spending time with family and serving at Rancho Community Church. Dr. Doan has served on humanitarian cataract missions in Burkina Faso Africa .

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sometimes : Sometimes an unstable tear film causes you to have blurry vision. Blinking or providing wetting drops will help clear the vision quickly. Without an... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
For : For styes, also known as chalazions, you may try warm compresses. I advise my patients to heat a small dinner potato in the microwave and then wrap it... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Eye : Eye pain can be a sign of a more serious condition. It is difficult to give you an answer without an exam where we can check your eyes and check the p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
I : I think you are referring to removal of the eye, or also known as an enucleation. I am not a vet, but in humans, we remove the eye, place an implant, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
What : What you described above sounds like lid margin disease or blepharitis. You may also need to have your contact lens refit or change the type/brand of... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
In : In addition to intacs, as dr. Feldman suggested, intraocular lenses are now an option. For some patients, cornea laser refractive surgery is not recom... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
He : He should at least have one eye exam. If normal, there is no need for regular "eye melanoma screening" as skin melanoma is different than eye melanoma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
What : What you describe sounds like a chalazion or commonly known as a stye. Try placing a warm wash cloth on the lid three or four times daily. If the stye... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
You : You need an eye exam to determine what options are available to you. If your cornea is scarred or cloudy, a corneal transplant is an option. In addi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes, : Yes, ozurdez is fda approved for macular edema associated with retinal vein occlusion (rvo). http://agn.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?rel... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
When : When the eyelids are closed, you have very little risk of uv damage from the sun. While open, I do recommend sun glasses with uv protection.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes, : Yes, using flaxseed oil may help make tears more oily, which may help stabilize your tear film. Other things you can do is good lid hygiene which is d... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Do : Do you mean that your refraction or "glasses prescription" is -5.50? If so, then you may be a candidate for refractive surgery if other parameters are... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Depending : Depending on your degree of astigmatism, you may be a candidate for lasik surgery. I recommend that you see an eye surgeon who will perform corneal to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Depending : Depending on the degree of your astigmatism (ie shaped like a football), you may be able to undergo laser corrective surgery. I recommend that you get... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
There : There are numerous causes for eyelash loss. Some causes are chronic blepharitis, trauma, thrichotillomania, alopecia areata, and lupus. Sometimes cert... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
When : When staring at the computer screen, your eyes may dry out. In addition to resting your eyes, you can also try over-the-counter artificial tears while... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Cataract : Cataract surgery is a safe procedure. After you have your cataract removed, you will be able to see afterwards. Your eye works a lot like a camera. L... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Variable : Variable diplopia may be due to optic neuritis (ms), myasthenia gravis, or vascular insufficiency to the nerves controlling your eye muscles. I recomm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
UV : Uv light may cause damage to sensitive tissues in the eye and increase the progression of cataracts. In addition to dr. Caster's recommendations and c... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Viruses, : Viruses, such as hiv, hepatitis and cytomegalovirus (cmv), are pathogens that travel and remain in your blood. This is why viruses can be transmitted ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
I : I invite you to come see us at eye associates of southern california in temecula, ca. Come enjoy wine country and be evaluated for modern, bladeless l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
I : I recommend that you get a second opinion about refractive surgery. It is unusual for one eye to be "okay" and the other eye "to be bad" for refractiv... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Most : Most of my patients have had lid lifts that have lasted ten or more years. This will vary from patients to patients, but I have seen patients do well ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
There : There are risks with all surgeries. When i discuss risk with patients, i consider the cost-benefit ratio when deciding if surgery is needed. If you d... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Another : Another option to reducing wrinkles on the face is Botox injections. Botox is a safe and effective method of removing wrinkles, "crows feet", and age ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sharp, : Sharp, stabbing pain can be due to dry eyes, which can often be alleviated by artificial tears eye drops. However, the sensitivity to bright light may... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Anti-freeze : Anti-freeze is an irritant to the eyes and surrounding tissues. Anti-freeze is typically made up of ethylene glycol, which is minimally irritating to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Recurrent : Recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhages may be related to uncontrolled high blood pressure or taking anti-coagulants like Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, the weiss ring floater does not go away. However, patients sometimes adapt and will stop seeing the floater. Some patients will continu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, there are no proven medications, vitamins, or eye drops to reverse cataracts. I have never seen eye drops or medications reverse catara... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
If : If you do not have double vision, then you are likely doing okay. If you're 20/20 in both eyes, your eyes are aligned, and you do not have double visi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Typically : Typically eye surgeons like to wait until patients are 21 years old before performing refractive surgery. You have a couple options that work well, in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Laser : Laser treatments to the eye may cause the vitreous jelly in the eye to move. The movement of the vitreous jelly may pull on the retina to cause flashi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Pain : Pain in the eye like you described can be caused by dry eyes or by misdirected eye lashes. Try artificial tears first. You can buy artificial tears ov... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
This : This is not normal. You should go see an ophthalmologist (eye physician & surgeon) who can examine you and make sure your eye is okay.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, eye exercises will not help macular degeneration. However, there are things you can do. Your lifestyle can play a role in reducing yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
It : It is difficult to tell you exactly, but trauma to the head can injury your cranial nerves. Some people are born with weak 4th cranial nerve that can ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Dry : Dry eyes can be caused by numerous things. A complete eye exam is necessary to determine the causes. Usually artificial tears, lid hygiene, and even c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sometimes, : Sometimes, wind can blow small fragments of plant material, metals, and sand/dirt into the eyes resulting in a foreign body irritating the eye. If pai... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Most : Most of the time, skin tags around the eyes are benign. Go see an ophthalmologist, eye surgeon & physician, who can remove them and send them to patho... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Laser : Laser treatments to the eye may cause the vitreous jelly in the eye to move. The movement of the vitreous jelly may pull on the retina to cause flashi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
I : I recommend that you seek the attention of an ophthalmologist (eye physician & surgeon). Direct injury to the head and around the eyes may cause poten... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
After : After an evisceration and if your eyelids are not previously damaged, then you should not need additional surgery.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No : No problem to attend as long as your do not rub your eyes and spread it to others. Make sure you wash your hands, do no share towels, and avoid rubbin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
There : There are eye drops that your eye doctor can prescribe. I have found Patanol (olopatadine) to work well for my patients with seasonal allergies. In a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
While : While eyes my heal differently and result in minor deviations from the desired refractive outcomes, the majority of lasik treatmets are extremely accu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, there are no proven medications to reverse cataracts. I have never seen eye drops or medications reverse cataracts. There are life sty... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes, : Yes, your co-worker can spread "pink-eye", also known as viral conjunctivitis, if he is not careful. He should avoid sharing towels at home, wash his ... Read More

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Feb 16, 2013
Doctor Doan is a quality doctor. He has trained at the best places, he has tremendous bed-side manner, and he is a skilled surgeon.
Apr 11, 2015
Agree with his recommendations.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am a patient with wide angle Glaucoma in right eye being treated at Balboa since 1995 and was in for a follow up from a previous visit. Absolutely fantastic doctor. He is genuinely concerned for his...Read More
HealthTap member
I did see a doctor and he gave me Stemzine an didn't seem too worried. If I still have the symptoms in a few days I will see someone else
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Awards

Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Leadership Development Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Heed Fellowship, Heed Society

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
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