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Dr. Keshav Narain

Retinal Surgery
Sunnyvale, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gilroy, CA

Address

9360 No Name Uno, #220, Gilroy, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(408) 294-3214

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Carefirst Inc

CIGNA Health Care

Health Net Of California

First Health Group Corporation

Medicare

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

South Bay Retina, Inc

Sunnyvale, CA

About

Bio

<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

420 Answers
182 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Questionable: As i mentioned in several other posts, i believe that vitrectomy is an option when all other options are ruled out and the floaters have been there fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes. : It could be a retinal detachment. You should see a retinal specialist or perhaps begin with a general ophthalmologist who can conduct a dilated retin... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Entoptic : Entoptic events are the result of internal factors causing the sensation that there is an object or image. Examples are phosphenes or flashes that oc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Corneal irriation: Or conjunctival irritation due to a localized abrasion. If you are a contact lens wearer, you must look for infection. I would recommend getting it ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Light burn?: It is unlikely that the light caused the floater. It is possible to get a retinal burn by looking at the light for several seconds at high intensity.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
No: See an eye specialist. Lazy eye may not go away. As time passes, the opportunity to remedy your son's problem may slip by. There is a window of tim... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: For an eye that doesn't see and is atrophic or pthisical, evisceration is an option. Typically oculoplastic surgeons can place an implant in the scle... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
No evidence: Astigmatism is due to irregular corneal curvature usually. Wearing glasses is unlikely to affect astigmatism. Because hard contact lenses can change... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Hard to tell : Sometimes, it can be obvious because there is a large defect, a curtain or shadow like dark area in the vision. Other times, when the detachment is s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Depends. : It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Lots of eye drops!: This is multiple surgeries for the eye. In general, it takes a few days to weeks and sometimes even a month or more to reach the best vision. The ey... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Normal floaters: It is quite normal to have a few floaters. They often increase with age. The fact that you can read all the letters is good. You can still have flo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters : Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters - problem?: Floaters occur when there are changes in the vitreous gel within the eye. They are harmless but may occur at the same time as retinal tears. The tea... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Difficult: Sometimes, ophthalmologists can use a yag laser to zap a floater or two. For larger more dense floaters, surgery could be used but carries risk of ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Focus and training.: An optician is licensed to sell and make lenses. The optometrist examines eyes for glasses and diseases. Typically four years after college are neede... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
After images. : Light flashes in the eye after laser surgery are most likely after images. Usually they go away. Laser is used for glaucoma, diabetes, and retinal ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even hi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Distortion after RD: Following repair of retinal detachment, distortion during the healing process can also indicate swelling of the retina (macular edema) or abnormal hea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
See an eye doctor: A retinal detachment, if untreated, will lead to permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. Until you can get to the eye doctor, remain still, avoi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
High contrast: If you think of floaters and small particles that cast shadows, a bright background will maximize this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Do you have a family history of rd? Do you have flashes of light? How frequently are the flashes? Do you see floaters? How many and what type? Once a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Focus and training.: The optometrist examines eyes for glasses and diseases. Typically four years after college are needed for optometry. Ophthalmologists go to medical ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters.: Floaters are small vitreous opacities that arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age. This may occur due to aging, tra... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Risks of vitrectomy: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. Although it carries risks, it is associated with reasonably good outcomes to get rid of floaters. The reality is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
I don't think so: I used to look at the procedure with skepticism but now have seen a few patients who really benefitted. It doesn't work for all types of floaters. I... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Many side effects &: Visual problems. Some of these problems can include retinal vein and artery occlusions this can occur if you develop clots in a vein or artery in ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
No: Squinting changes optics of the eye transiently, but does not cause permanent change. Squinting may be a sign that there is a more significant proble... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
E.O.P.: If it is immobile, it is probably the external occipital protuberance of the occipital bone. This is the insertion point for the trapezium and ligame... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Depends. : Assuming that the study was done with contrast and included the orbits, the absence of a certain type of lesion indicates that the neuritis is less li... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Retinal toxicity: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), (hydroxychloroquine) or hydroxychloroquin is used for treatment of several medical conditions. It is a rare but sever... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Exam. Antibiotics.: I agree with these measures. Presence of blood indicates that conjunctiva is lacerated. Corneal injures themselves may not bleed but are susceptible... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Not uncommon.: Major causes of "shadow area after retinal surgery": 1. Area where the retina was detached and irreparably damaged. 2. Area where the eye needed t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Not really. : There is a significant risk of rebleeding in hyphema which increases risk of glaucoma and a variety of other complications. For fastest recovery we a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Possible. : Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Impairment is common: Alterations in blood pressure and vasoconstriction of retinal vessels can lead to vision impairment and even blindness. Anticholinergic activity and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
See an eye doc: Severe eye problems should be worked up by an optometrist or ophthalmologist if there is one nearby.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Three options:: You can live with it. Next you could try yag laser, and last vitrectomy. You need an exam to establish that it is the floaters that are the cause of... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe: Floaters are often seen prior to detachment of the retina. Many patients who are having a retinal tear or traction will see floaters. Roughly, 15% of... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
No: If you have retinal surgery by me, my instructions are to avoid smoking anything. There should not be too much pain afterwards. Usually acetominophe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Less than 20/20: Using what is called a snellen acuity, both ophthalmologists and optometrists define normal vision as 20/20 in the us. This means that you can see th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Also: Get Eye Exam: Blurred vision can be a result of retinal vein occlusions that are increased in patients on oral Estrogens or birth control pills. I would recommend ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Glasses options: Luckily there are many options for you today. First there is the contact lens option. You can be in contact lenses by tomorrow. After that there ar... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Usually not: Be sure to get an exam. Most of the time, pink eye, or conjunctivitis can create inflammation of the conjunctiva. On occasion, it leaves some precip... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Normal relative to : Some individuals may notice mild field loss, but most do not and perhaps for this reason we refer to it as mild. The visual field analyzer computer d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters:not too bad: Although they are a nuisance and bad in that way, floaters are little more than an annoyance for most people. They result from natural changes that ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Floaters research no: I am a vitreoretinal surgeon and am not aware of any major research on floaters. The options to treat floaters in young patients are limited. Older ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
"Serious" floaters.: By serious you mean interfering with vision, then the answer would be a vitrectomy. Although it carries risks, it is associated with reasonably good ... Read More

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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
MD

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey

Awards

America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer Research Council of America
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
Top Retinal Surgeon, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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

Publications

Eale’s Disease. Clinical Characteristics
Necrotizing Fasciitis Involving the Eyelid
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