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Dr. Katerina V Kurteeva has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Macular Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Exam
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I have been a patient of doctor Kurteeva for four years while she was working with Dr. Wirta. I have been so pleased with her care that I have referred my friends from the Oasis Senior Center in Newport Beach for eye exams. I myself and a few of my friends have undergone the life changing cataract surgery that made seeing fine print and driving a breeze. Eye surgery is an apprehensive experience and I was quite anxious at first. Once I met Dr. Kurteeva my fears were put to rest due to her extensive work in this area. From the moment I arrived at Newport Bay Surgery Center, friendly and knowledgeable staff greeted and prepared me for a quick and painless procedure. It was over before I knew it and I quickly recovered from light sedation in a resting area. Dr. Kurteeva personally came out and updated me and my family on the surgery and I saw her the next day at her office. With great delight I could see all the way down the eye chart the next morning! The process was so smooth that I have signed up for the second eye surgery next week. To this day I greatly value the gift of sight that this wonderful surgeon gave me. I am surprised to read a few reviews here that describe the experience quite opposite from mine. I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to Dr. Kurteeva because of the difference her care made in my life and the improvement on my vision since the cataract surgery. Thank you for all your great work! I know you made a difference in my life!
My child woke up with pink eye the day we were supposed to leave for a family vacation. Dr. Kurteeva's office accommodated us into her schedule. She was kind and patient with a fussy child. The diagnosis was explained to me in great detail, so I felt confident to leave for our vacation with instructions for my son's eye care. I was grateful for my son being seen on such a short notice. I felt Dr Kurteeva was someone I could trust after she took her time with my son, prescribed drops and explained how to reduce the risk on infection in others. After our emergency visit, I scheduled a full check up for the whole family. She is our Doctor of choice from now on and I recommend her to all of my friends!
She spent very little time with me; rushed out after the routine eye exam my M.D. ordered without giving little information. She seemed rushed; and left the exam room without allowing any questions from me! I did not find the staff professional; the assistants running around in boots with buckles; and also not very helpful. I was very disappointed with the woman and the staff.
I saw Dr. K for something stuck on my eyelid. A week later it still felt like something there so I went back. She looked at my eyes and then because I was upset said I wasn't going blind but she wanted to put in punctil plugs. I went home to research and later found out I had Dry Eye Syndrome. She did not give me a diagnosis nor did she do any testing to determine the cause of the syndrome. Plugs are down the list of treatment options for dry eyes. As I started to research DES I realized there were things she asked me and when she didn't get a certain answer she never pursued it. Example. Omega 3 is really essential for DES. When asked if I took it I said no it made me sick so she dropped it. Once I found out how essential it was through trial and error I found one I could take. She should have told me how important it was. There were other things she did not tell me that as a patient I deserved and needed to know. She's nice enough but I won't go back.
15 Years Experience
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Katerina V Kurteeva accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
- Blue Cross CA Vivity
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- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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