Dr. Keshav Narain

Retinal Surgery
Sunnyvale, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gilroy, CA

Address

9360 No Name Uno, #220, Gilroy, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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>

Specialties
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Retinal Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

420 Answers
182 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Family history: Individuals with a family history, over the age of 60, and with findings of drusen in the retina. Several genetic tests are now available for estimat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Many: Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Microvascular damage: Microvascular ischemia is the change that can occur in certain tissues after they are deprived of oxygen. This process can occur most commonly in dia... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Theoretical benefit: This drug inhibits platelet aggregation. Some believe that it is beneficial in conditions where there is excessive platelet aggregation causing obstr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Dry macular degeneration can take months to years to cause permanent damage while wet macular degeneration can reach the point of irreversible damage ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Not really.: "preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Three options now: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. You need an exam to establish that it is the floaters that are the cause of your concern. R... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Many: Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: The craniopharyngioma is a benign but locally invasive tumor that can occur in the neighborhood of the optic nerves and a structure where they cross o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Probably not: Without retinal surgery, a patient can lose all vision. Surgery carries risks but is generally better than letting a retinal problem go. The biggest... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Get checked: Although there is little chance that the old damage could be repaired even with current technology, it is important to make sure that there is nothing... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Several things could: Depending on where the bacterial infection is, it can be caused by any type of eye surgery. Every eye surgery increases the risk of infection by brea... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Ocular migraines or retinal migraines can cause scintillating scotomas. Although this is not exactly blurry vision, it is a characteristic feature re... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Www.blindness.org: Website for foundation for fighting blindness. There is no cure as yet, but low vision aids may be beneficial. Follow up with eye specialist is impo... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Retinal detachment : Is a bad one that needs to be fixed quickly or the eye goes blind. Vitreous hemorrhage is a possibility, maybe even traumatic cataract, maybe an orbit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Antioxidant qty: There are no established dietary requirements for antioxidants. A recent article in nature suggests that too much antioxidant can be deleterious. Th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
1-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Silicon ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
No: You will not necessarily go blind. There are many types of rp and each person's presentation varies even within families.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Vision after surgery: It depends partly on what you had the surgery for. If you had a retinal detachment, then there are multiple causes of vision problems, even after sur... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rar... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Between $5k-$12k: Routine retina surgery at a us ambulatory surgery center charging "typical" rates can be done for between $5000 and $7000. The fees tend to be ver... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Uncommon: I think it is uncommon everywhere because it works for only a subset of floaters. It is an uncommon procedure in the us.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Yes.: You might be at risk for stroke and should have a complete physical including attention to risk factors for stroke such as the carotid arteries. Whet... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Surgery and floaters: 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
No. : Cholestrol can be a component of asteroid hyalosis. It is thought to be unrelated to circulating cholesterol levels. So eye floaters are not directl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Very: Use of a gas bubble to help reattach a detached retina is a common and effective technique. It can be used alone as in a pneumatic retinopexy or alon... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Itching: Itching, like pain, can be a warning that something is awry. Often, it is a consequence of severe dry eye syndrome, allergies, blepharitis, or a comb... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
See a doctor: If you have symptoms of a brain tumor, see a doctor to confirm the problem and discuss treatment options. Some of the symptoms you have are clearly u... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
From inside and age.: Floaters are a result of shadows cast upon the retina by small opacities in the vitreous cavity. These develop with age and as the vitreous becomes m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
No. Discuss with : Your eye specialist. Floaters aren't dangerous but are annoying. Make sure that there are no tears in the retina by having a dilated retinal exam. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Floaters & Treatment: 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Floater: When the vitreous gel separates from the retina posteriorly, there is sometimes a round or ring shaped bit of tissue called a weiss ring.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Many bad things: Such as migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a real tumor and more can ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Sepsis is infection : Sepsis refers to an infection the blood. It is serious and treated usually with intravenous antibiotics. Many complications can arise from sepsis.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Natural aging mostly: It is a consequence of protein particles drifting within the vitreous fluid of our eye. They are common and harmless most of the time. If new or ass... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Repeat laser is ok: Many patients require a second round of laser to further reduce pressure. This holds true for both slt and alt type lasers (the two most common types... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
See an eye doc: Depends on the cause of the poor sight. Glasses and contacts and lasik are all options. Most important is that you see the eye doctor to determine w... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Combination: A variety of new medications can treat the wet form of amd and more are on the way. The dry form has been difficult to treat and preventive measures ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
A retinal tear or RD: Is just one possibility. Get a dilated retinal exam and you will reduce the risk of developing a detachment of the retina. You are describing import... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Blepharospasm: Or twitching of the eyelid can be quite irritating, though not generally dangerous. Most of the time, no specific cause can be identified. Fortunate... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Eventually, you can.: Excellent question. Generally after a scleral buckle the conjunctiva or thin layer of skin around the eye needs time to heal. It is common to have a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
See an eye doctor: Many causes of poor vision at night so best to see a doctor who can examine all the structures within your eye. Under different scenarios, you can ex... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
No monopoly for old: Though the incidence of glaucoma, both the open and the narrow angle type, increases with age, the elderly by no means have a monopoly on the disease.... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Difficult to say: It is normal for there to be minute repositioning movements that are involuntary. This is called physiologic nystagmus. Other types of eye movement ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Floaters float!: Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells floating inside the vitreous, casting shadows on the retina. They are more visible when you look at the sky o... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
See a doctor: The combination of symptoms could be due to stroke as mentioned by the other contributor, but they might be due to multiple sclerosis. It's definitel... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Hypertrophic cardio-: Myopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs sometimes in healthy atheletes and in patients with a family history of the disease.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Steady hands: Surgical skills are a combination of clinical knowledge and manual dexterity. I believe that it is simply practice and spending the time to learn. T... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Yes.: Multiple sclerosis is associated with several ocular findings that can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. Optic neuritis ca... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Nucleus or Nerve? : Meningiomas are benign tumors that can occur in the brain. They are locally invasive. Involvement of the oculomotor nucleus within the brainstem wou... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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