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.


"The staff is always courteous and Dr. Karlin is one of my favorite doctors."



"Dr. Karlin and his team of health professionals are always attentive and hospitable. After two successful cataract surgeries I am most appreciative and admiring of Dr. J.D. Karlin's surgical skills and patient manner."



"The staff were friendly and everyone wore a mask.Waiting room clean and did not have to wait as I arrived early ,and they took me before my appointment.Dr. Karlin was very nice and as always makes you feel good and he really cares about you as a person.Takes his time , explains everything and makes sure you understand your treatment plan.A very good doctor and a very nice person.I come from Santa Clarita so I can have him as my doctor!We need more people like Dr. Karlin!!!!"



"Something happened to my eyes and I was so worried. Dr. Karlin took me in immediately."



"Dr. Karlin is always attentive, and easy to speak with it"



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