J. David Karlin, M.D.

Meet Dr. J. David Karlin

As the newest member of Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, Dr. J. David Karlin is an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist who has over 30 years of performing thousands of advanced eye surgeries. He routinely performs cataract, refractive, cosmetic, and glaucoma procedures. In addition, Dr. Karlin has experience with more complicated procedures, such as implanting premium intraocular lenses (IOL), which can lead to spectacle independence for over 15 years.

Dr. Karlin graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, completed his internal medicine and ophthalmology residencies in New York, and started his practice in West Hills in 1980. When he is not at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, he is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA's Stein Eye Institute. For his outstanding job as an assistant professor, he recently received "Teacher of the Year."

Additionally, he speaks Farsi and some Spanish.

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Karlin is skilled at diagnosing, treating, and managing eye conditions. He specializes in advanced treatments, including diabetic retinopathy, LASIK, glaucoma surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery, laser cataract surgery, retinal tears, and cornea transplants. For patients who suffer from certain eye diseases, like macular degeneration, eye floaters and eye flashes, and uveitis, he can help manage the symptoms associated with these issues. He also helps patients with general eye healthcare, performs routine eye exams, and fits them for contacts or glasses.

Reviews

"We have been patients of Dr. Karlin for years. Each visit is professional yet friendly. He has our utmost trust."

D.B.

Demandforce

"My review is only for doctor Karlin and doctor Smith. I don't understand the "one star" comments when their complaints are clearly related to the front desk or someone else at that office! I was first examined by doctor Smith which is a kind and gentle doctor with a great sense of humor. Afterwards, doctor Karlin came in and greeted me with warmth. He was unpretentious and made me feel comfortable..Dr. Karlin is thorough, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring with great bedside manner. I was so down when I saw Dr. Karlin because I was told by another ophthalmologist that I had a tumor in my left eye. I wanted a second opinion so I made an appointment with Dr. Karlin. After he finished his examination, he reviewed my MRI, then he told me that there was no tumour in my eye. He told me that I was suffering from silent sinus syndrome (my sinuses were not being drained properly) and I had to see an ENT. He also gave me a referral to see an ENT. Words cannot describe my feelings when I heard I didn't have a tumor. I was able to finally sleep that night. I cannot thank Dr. Karlin enough!"

H.S.

Demandforce

"We have been patients of Dr. Karlin for years. Each visit is professional yet friendly. He has our utmost trust."

D.B.

Demandforce

"No waiting.COVID protocol for staff and patients.Everyone very nice.Doctor Karlin gives you a bright smile and pleasant hello.Always takes time to answerAll my questions.Feel like he is really concerned about your health.Some doctors don’t make me feel like he does.Reminds me of the country doctorHe does his job because he cares about people not the money.Highly recommend Dr.Karlin to everyone."

L.L.

Demandforce

"Very polite and responsive stuff. Professional. Everyone is alert, no waits, no-nonsense. This was refreshing for an office that large ( they have several doctors). I was seen by Dr. Karlin, who was very sociable, energetic, and receptive. Responded to every concern I had, didn't sell me anything. They ran full tests on my eyes to make sure I don't have any hidden issues. I have some astigmatism which I rather not wear glasses for, so he just told me I didn't have to for now, if I feel comfortable without."

A.

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