UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
by name
Afshari, Natalie A. Brown, Stuart I. Chao, Daniel L. Ferrara, Napoleone Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Kikkawa, Don O. Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lin, Jonathan H. Medeiros, Felipe A. Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Robbins, Shira L. Savino, Peter J. Slight, Rigby Weinreb, Robert N. Welsbie, Derek S. Zhang, Kang
by specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic
by condition
AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Thyroid Eye Disease

From Our Patients

At the Shiley Eye Institute we work hard everyday to bring exceptional care to each and every patient.

Shiley Eye Institute



Jo G.
★★★★★
Encinitas, CA
9/5/2016
Source: Yelp

This is a world class teaching hospital with the best eye doctors. You may need to wait but it is worth the treatment you receive with top people in their field. Just know if you have an emergency they will treat you right away and that may cause a delay for people in line to see the physicians. When you are the emergency you are so grateful that this place is able to perform high tech laser surgery in moments to save your sight. People travel from around the world to get treatment here and locals can just drive here so we are fortunate in San Diego to have Shiley Eye Institute so close.

Stephen R W.
★★★★★
Vista, CA
5/13/2015
Source: Yelp

I bring a sibling of mine here often. Every time we come here, the Dr. takes care of business, does the treatment and gives us the next appointment. The Operating Room staff is incredibly kind. You can truly tell they work as a team and care about patient comfort and make sure the patient's truly ready for their surgery before proceeding.

Mike B.
★★★★★
La Jolla, CA
2/10/2016
Source: Yelp

Saw Dr. Hustana, found parking, got seen right away. Outstanding experience, excellent treatment.



Natalie A. Afshari, M.D.,F.A.C.S.



Christine A.
★★★★★
La Jolla, CA
9/25/2016
Source: Yelp

Last year, (2015) I was diagnosed with a hole in my retina, (left eye), as well as a cataract. Dr. William Freeman was the retinologist who performed the vitrectomy and Dr.Natalie Afshari performed the cataract surgery. I could not have asked for better care. I have been seen at both the retinology department, the Jacob retina/imaging center, the ophthalmology department, and in the surgical center, and have had nothing but positive experiences. Because of these positive experiences, I have decided to receive all of my medical care at UCSD Health Care Center.

Henry A. Ferreyra, M.D.



Deborah K.
★★★★★
Lakeside, CA
8/6/2015
Source: Yelp

I selected a retina specialist at Shiley Eye Center after a poor outcome elsewhere on my first cataract surgery. I have nothing but praise for the doctors and staff at Shiley. They monitored that eye for several years and also completed my second cataract surgery without a hiccup. In particular I recommend Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ferreyra. They have different specialties and both do excellent work.

William R. Freeman, M.D.



Christine A.
★★★★★
La Jolla, CA
9/25/2016
Source: Yelp

Last year, (2015) I was diagnosed with a hole in my retina, (left eye), as well as a cataract. Dr. William Freeman was the retinologist who performed the vitrectomy and Dr.Natalie Afshari performed the cataract surgery. I could not have asked for better care. I have been seen at both the retinology department, the Jacob retina/imaging center, the ophthalmology department, and in the surgical center, and have had nothing but positive experiences. Because of these positive experiences, I have decided to receive all of my medical care at UCSD Health Care Center.

David B. Granet, M.D., F.A.A.O, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.



Mike D.
★★★★★
Sacramento, CA
4/6/2016
Source: Yelp

I went there to seek help with a progressive eye alignment issue that had been causing many difficulties in my life. I was seen by Dr. Granet who was extremely passionate about properly diagnosing the issue and providing the best option to help regain my proper vision. I had a great experience in his office, his assistant, and nurses where very pleasant and informative. The procedure was performed flawlessly and improvements were noticeable. I now have the best possible eye alignment and am extremely thankful to the great folks at UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center. Thank you, Patient

Bobby S. Korn, M.D., Ph.D.,F.A.C.S.



Wanda V. S.
★★★★★
Santee, CA
3/22/2013
Source: Yelp

I have been a patient at Shiley for several years and my last experience was with Dr. Bobby Korn. I had eye lid surgery and I just want to let you know he and his team, both in the office and in the operating room were the most wonderful people ever. I just loved them all and I came away with the feeling that I had been in the hands of loving people who really cared about me and their other patients. I will never forget any of them.

Recently, I had a follow-up with Dr. Korn and as before, I was welcomed with open arms. I came away feeling I was among people that were totally dedicated to their patients and I would recommend Dr. Korn to anyone.

Shira L. Robbins, M.D.



Liliana G.
★★★★★
Carlsbad, CA
4/9/2016
Source: Yelp

Dr. Robbins is a great doctor. My son was operated in his left eye from a clogged up tear duct. I was scared going into the procedure due to the fact that he is so small and has never been operated. The whole procedure was wonderful, Dr. Robbins walked us through the whole thing and could not have been any better. Great experience!



Robert N. Weinreb, M.D.



Lynnetta W.
★★★★★
Carlsbad, CA
11/4/16
Source: Yelp

I have been a patient of Dr. Weinreb and the Shiley Eye Institute for 20 years. I know that my sight was on the decline before becoming a patient of the Shiley and that by now, had I not been a patient of Dr. Weinreb my sight would be extremely impaired or quite possibly I would be blind. I had surgeries (Trabeculectomy and cataracts, both eyes), both needed to stabilize by sight. That has been 10 years or more ago. I have not had any difficulties during or after any of theses procedures and most importantly I CAN SEE!! The staff is friendly and professional and Dr. Weinreb is the very best in his field. I think we are really fortunate to have one of the outstanding clinics in the world here in San Diego. I would recommend the Shiley to anyone who has difficulty with their sight and especially if you have glaucoma. See Dr. Weinreb. You will not regret your choice.

Joseph A.
★★★★★
Temecula, CA
9/27/2016
Source: Yelp

I am writing this review following cataract surgery performed by Dr. Weinreb and his team at Shiley Eye Institute on September 19, 2016. At my initial consultation visit, Dr. Weinreb and his staff were extremely accommodating, allowing me to complete all preoperative requirements that day and scheduling me for surgery the following Monday. The nurses who prepped me for surgery were very professional and reassuring. The Anesthesiologist took care of my anxiety with a sedative. The procedure went very smoothly and quickly! Dr. Weinreb spoke to my wife after the surgery letting her know everything went well. I appreciated that courtesy very much. Post op instructions were very clear and easy to understand. I had minimal discomfort, which was easily relieved with Tylenol. I reported the next day to Dr. Weinreb for follow up and was told the new lens looked "perfect" and my vision in the operated eye was 20/20! I was ecstatic! I returned one week later with the same findings. I can now see things much clearer, especially my music when playing the keyboard! THANK YOU DR. WEINREB for restoring my sight and for your compassion and professionalism.

Roberta S.
★★★★★
Encinitas, CA
8/30/2016
Source: Yelp

Shiley is the place to go for eye issues. This is a teaching clinic and my husband and I have been treated wonderfully by Dr. Brown, Dr. Goldbaum and Dr. Weinreb who are masters in their field. The staff, fellows, techs we met are all very kind aware people who give good service. I want to share my husband came in recently for a check-up to find he needed emergency procedure. We are both so grateful for the expert intervention. Sometimes there may be a wait but keep in mind someone ahead maybe taking up more time than expected while the Doctors and their team are saving their sight. My husband had to have his retina reattached. While we understand other people must have had their appointment delayed, only when you are in an emergency can you understand what might be happening beyond the schedules control. We trust the doctors here completely. After our experiences at Shiley, we find them to be the very best. We want to thank all the good doctors and all people at Shiley for your great care!

Caroline D.
★★★★★
Solana Beach, CA
5/4/2016
Source: Yelp

I recently had my cataract surgery at Shiley Eye Institute. Dr. Weinreb and his team performed outstanding surgeries on both my eyes in January (two weeks apart). My post-procedural exam shows that I now have 20/20 corrected vision. I was a technically challenging patient for cataract surgeries because I was extremely myopic (+9.0) and was diagnosed of Glaucoma. Dr. Weinreb did a superb job and my eyes healed perfectly while my Glaucoma remains under control without any complication. I am so grateful to Dr. Weinreb and his team for giving me back my vision. It is no exaggeration to say that the procedures really changed my life: Before the procedures, I was legally blind without my heavy prescription glasses; now I can write and read without glasses and my nearsightedness had been significantly corrected to +1.5. With its unique combination of cutting edge research on surgical techniques, state of art facilities, and top notch ophthalmologists and optometrists, Shiley Eye Institute provides the highest quality clinical care to patients with eye disorders. My husband and I are long-term patients at Shiley Eye Institute. We feel so fortunate to have such an outstanding eye center located in our home town.

Patrick M.
★★★★★
Vista, CA
2/9/2016
Source: Yelp

Dr. Weinreb and staff provides professional care with a warmth you usually do not find in the medical service. Dr. Weinreb’s bedside manner and professionalism put mind at ease concerning my eye surgery. Doctors and nurses treated me like I was their only patient, and that I matter. If you ever have any concerns about your eyes, I would highly recommend the Shiley Eye Institute.

Parvin R.
★★★★★
Arcadia, Ca
10/5/2015
Source: Yelp

After a long eight years of inaccurate and inadequate diagnosis and treatment by other well-known doctors in Los Angeles area that had led to worsening of my eyes' condition, I saw Dr. Weinreb late last year and since then I have been his patient. It was only by a coincidence, that I realized the necessity to get a second and possibly third opinion about the condition of my eyes and the required treatment. I started my search on the web and tried to find the best doctors in this field in California and possibly Western US. I first saw other well-known doctors in Los Angeles who confirmed my fear that I needed a surgery as soon as possible. Then I saw Dr. Weinreb and I found him to be straight forward, sincere and extremely caring. In my first visit, I could feel his sadness and frustration at my acting so late in getting the correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. Everything that he told me in that visit convinced me that I could trust him completely with my eyes. Throughout the past few months that he performed the two surgeries, one on each eye. I was amazed by the care and the personal attention that every patient was receiving at Shiley Eye Institute from Dr. Weinreb, his staff and his team of fellow doctors. My two sisters and my niece who had accompanied me to the surgery room and also to the office visits with Dr. Weinreb were so profoundly impressed by his expertise, his caring, and his bedside manner that have not stopped talking to others about their observations at Shiley Eye Institute. I am convinced that I owe my vision to Dr. Weinreb and his world recognized expertise. I just hope that other people doubting their current doctors would get a second opinion from Dr. Weinreb. I believe that this will be a visit that will have a significant impact on their lives.

Linda H.
★★★★★
New York, NY
2/22/2015
Source: Yelp

Absolutely wonderful and amazing doctor! He diagnosed and treated my problem when several other specialists were clueless. So lucky to have been referred to him by my ophthalmologist. Previous surgeries were unsuccessful. His surgery worked and let me see again. Caring and patient, he saw me at night and also on the weekend when I needed to be see for discomfort and irritation. Also treated my sister who had another type of glaucoma. Same story - saved her from the misery that I had endured over several years with other doctors. Although there can be a wait in the clinic, it is because patients are referred from everywhere (I mean everywhere) to him. Waiting room is filled with individuals who have similar stories as mine. His team is also wonderful and highly skilled and to be commended highly. Not surprised that my doctor said "Dr. W is the absolute best" when he referred me.

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