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Dr. Keshav Narain

Retinal Surgery
Sunnyvale, CA
29 years experience male


South Bay Retina, Inc

Sunnyvale, CA


333 W El Camino Real, Ste 340, Sunnyvale, CA

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted


Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Carefirst Inc

CIGNA Health Care

Health Net Of California

First Health Group Corporation


MultiPlan, Inc


United HealthCare Insurance Company


Gilroy, CA



<B></B> <P>Keshav Narain was born in New Delhi, India where he lived for the first two years of his life and then moved to San Diego, CA. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley where he received several awards. He graduated from medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine where he developed an interest in ophthalmology. He then entered ophthalmology residency at the distinguished New Jersey Eye Institute at the New Jersey Medical School where he completed over 250 diverse ophthalmic procedures as primary surgeon. These cases included complicated trauma, gunshot wounds, and motor vehicle injuries, for which Newark had become notorious for, as well as the routine cases familiar to most community based eye specialists. <BR><BR>Dr. Narain also had the opportunity to attend an Operation Orbis mission in Calcutta where he met and spoke with Mother Theresa. After four years of residency and one year of internship in New Jersey, Dr. Narain began a two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery at the University of California at Irvine with Dr. Baruch Kuppermann. There, he was not only the primary surgeon, but also taught general ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery to residents. He also wrote a book chapter on a text covering ocular trauma surgery. In 1999 he became a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and re-certified with the ABO in 2008.<BR></P> <P><BR>Prior to the establishment of South Bay Retina, Dr. Narain practiced in a diversity of medical settings. He served as a vitreo-retinal consultant to the ophthalmology department at Kaiser Bellflower and the Orange County Department of Health. Later, he joined a private retinal practice in San Jose where he worked for over two years. He completed many complex surgeries there, generated a strong patient following, updated many aspects of the practice, and worked with local hospitals to help update to the latest equipment and techniques. He left that practice in October of 2000 to create South Bay Retina. <BR><BR>Dr. Narain maintains privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and El Camino Surgery Center.</P> <P>Dr. Narain is an avid reader and keeps current with medical literature. Because of his experience and knowledge in the field, his expertise is sought after by other ophthalmologists, medical doctors in other specialties, optometrists, and other professionals frequently. Dr. Narain is also asked to provide expert witness testimony and consultation for legal cases.<BR></P>

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Retinal Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

536 Answers
284 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: I would see your medical doctor for further evaluation. Ocular migraines or retinal migraines are sometimes not associated with headache. They are characterized by a visual symptom called scintillating scotoma. Persistent visual loss and numbness are likely not due to migraine. These symptoms could be due to neurologic condition that needs attention. Cardiac tests are likely negative at 19.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
See an eye doctor: We are actually pretty good at figuring out the causes of swelling in the eye once we have seen the eye and understood the symptoms better. With a telemedicine application you may one day be able to do this. You could send your doc an image and he could learn a great deal more. In the meantime, your best bet is your family practice doctor or your eye doctor. Good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Red watery itchy eye: s can be due to allergy such as pollen or infections, usually viral. There are a variety of other more esoteric causes as well. To know for sure, get an exam. In the meantime irrigate with over the counter non preserved tears. Chilling drops in the refrigerator may provide extra relief. If there is allergic conjunctivitis, then several excellent medications are available by prescription.

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Well trained surgeon with compassion and excellent bedside manner. I look forward to attending medical meetings where he is presenting.
Apr 25, 2013
Excellent doctor that cares for his patients exceptionally.
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Apr 19, 2013
Absolutely wonderful Doctor, with very efficient Staff. They give the best patient care service, with up to date modern equipments and technologies. The best part is getting almost all the tests and...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Im not sure if vasograine is strong enough please enlighten me on other medication please I learned something new retinal migraine,Thanks
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! So on average is 6 months the expected time frame for maximum clearing or even longer
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Thankyou, I cant tell if hes in pain though as hes only 1and a half but he doesnt seem to be irritated by it it jus looks really red

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ


University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey


America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer Research Council of America


Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Retina Specialists
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