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.


"This is the first time I have seen Dr. Karlin! I thought he was a wonderful Dr. He explained everything to me in great... Read More So happy I had the opportunity to have sen and meet him!"



"All are most attentive an caring professionals. Dr. Karlin is a Godsend."



"The staff was helpful, friendly and caring during my visit. Dr. Karlin is professional and provides me with excellent ca... Read More"



"The staff was amazing at checking me in, very polite and quick. Dr Karlin was exceptional with making me feel comfortabl... Read More"



"My appointment was on time, and everyone was very kind and pleasant. Dr. Karlin is the best!"



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