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

"I do appreciate Dr. Karlin and have been a patient of his for over 30 years. I have found him to be courteous, friendly, professional and I trust him completely with my vision. However, the wait for my appt. was quite long....more than 30 minutes which I would not have minded so much, except that the temperature in the office was freezing cold and I could do nothing about it. Next time I will bring a sweater, at least."

L.S.

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"I'm very lucky to be a patient of Dr. Karlin. He is truly caring, knowledgeable, professional and skilled doctor."

R.C.

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"Very excellent diagnosis and I received contact lenses on the spot that were perfect for my needs. Dr Karlin is excellent and very comprehensive in his analysis and examination. I had cataract surgery from him and now my vision is excellent."

J.G.

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"I'm very lucky to be a patient of Dr. Karlin. He is truly caring, knowledgeable, professional and skilled doctor."

R.C.

Demandforce

"Very excellent diagnosis and I received contact lenses on the spot that were perfect for my needs. Dr Karlin is excellent and very comprehensive in his analysis and examination. I had cataract surgery from him and now my vision is excellent."

J.G.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.