Charles Lin, MD

Cornea specialist

4.6 out of 5
206 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

Corneal and External Eye Diseases

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Ophthalmology (2012) CA
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2012)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology (2013)
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco (2011) CA
  • Internship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2008) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (2007) CA
  • B.A., Harvard University, Environmental Science & Public Policy, summa cum laude (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University (2001)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCSF (2007)
  • Heed Fellowship, The Heed Foundation (2011-2012)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

The doctor was very thoughtful and considerate and explained what was going on with me very well and I feel that I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I think very highly of Dr. Lin & very grateful that Dr. Manche referred me to him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

He's nothing short of amazing!! I thought I would need full cornea transplants (after going blind) which take a year before you can see. He's one of the few that can do DMEC just transplant cells destroying my corneas before I go blind & you can see 2 weeks later!! A miracle! Genius! So, so lucky to have him as my doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

They made a big effort to see me before I had to leave on a family trip.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

In addition to his kindness and patience during my appointment, Dr. Lin responded to follow-up questions after the visit with impressive attention to detail and efficiency -- in less than 24 hours, even though the questions were not urgent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I was fully satisfied.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I'm very satisfied with Dr. Lin

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Lin is a caring doctor. He is an excellent surgeon. I really appreciate everything he has done for me. As a person with progressive vision loss, Dr. Lin gave me hope that my limited vision will remain with me longer post-surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lin!

SHC Patient, May 2015

no issues here.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Thank you Dr. Lin for the excellent cataract surgery you performed. I have very complicated eye conditions and Dr. Lin masterfully dealt with them in my first surgery. I am confident that equal expertise will be used on my other eye. I REALLY am pleased with everything you have done to help me with my vision loss issues. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

It would have been helpful to have some written instructions regarding postop care and directions for the additional drops.

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4.6 out of 5
206 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

The doctor was very thoughtful and considerate and explained what was going on with me very well and I feel that I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I think very highly of Dr. Lin & very grateful that Dr. Manche referred me to him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

He's nothing short of amazing!! I thought I would need full cornea transplants (after going blind) which take a year before you can see. He's one of the few that can do DMEC just transplant cells destroying my corneas before I go blind & you can see 2 weeks later!! A miracle! Genius! So, so lucky to have him as my doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

They made a big effort to see me before I had to leave on a family trip.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

In addition to his kindness and patience during my appointment, Dr. Lin responded to follow-up questions after the visit with impressive attention to detail and efficiency -- in less than 24 hours, even though the questions were not urgent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I was fully satisfied.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I'm very satisfied with Dr. Lin

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Lin is a caring doctor. He is an excellent surgeon. I really appreciate everything he has done for me. As a person with progressive vision loss, Dr. Lin gave me hope that my limited vision will remain with me longer post-surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lin!

SHC Patient, May 2015

no issues here.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Thank you Dr. Lin for the excellent cataract surgery you performed. I have very complicated eye conditions and Dr. Lin masterfully dealt with them in my first surgery. I am confident that equal expertise will be used on my other eye. I REALLY am pleased with everything you have done to help me with my vision loss issues. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

It would have been helpful to have some written instructions regarding postop care and directions for the additional drops.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Thank you for doing my surgery Dr. Lin! Keep up your excellent work.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

good

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very professional, thorough, patient friendly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Lin has been consistently kind, attentive, an excellent surgeon, and a physician I completely trust.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Good.