Charles C. Lin, MD


Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Mandarin , Spanish , Taiwanese


Dr. Lin is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist, focusing on the medical and surgical management of cornea conditions, as well as cataract surgery. He has launched cutting edge surgical procedures at Stanford including ultra-thin DSAEK, DMEK and DALK at Stanford. He conducts clinical trials on cornea transplantation and ocular inflammation and infections. Dr. Lin sees patients at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 650-723-6995 and ask to speak with Ruby Huang.

Charles Lin, MD received his AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he received his M.D. with honors. Following an internship in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Heed Fellowship, a prestigious national award for ophthalmologists entering a career in academic medicine. He received subspecialty Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery training at the F.I. Proctor Foundation and University of California, San Francisco, one of the premier fellowships in the country.

He has extensive clinical and surgical experience in the following diseases:
•Cataract including complex cataract surgery
•Fuchs Dystrophy
•Corneal edema
•Keratoconus & Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
•Herpetic keratitis
•Cornea ulcers
•Corneal Dystrophies
•Corneal & Conjunctival tumors
•Blepharitis & Dry Eye

Professional Summary

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

Honors & Awards
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2019)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, San Francisco (2007)
  • Best Poster, UCSF Global Health Symposium (2004)
  • Dean's Study Abroad Grant, University of California, San Francisco (2003)
  • Editors' Choice, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016)
  • Fogarty-Ellison Fellowship for Global Health, National Institutes of Health (2005)
  • Garcia/Asbury Award, University of California, San Francisco (2010)
  • Harvard-Yenching Fellowship, Harvard University (2001)
  • Heed Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2011-2012)
  • International Health Travel Grant, Rainer's Fund (2003)
  • Paul Langer Award, University of California, San Francisco (2011)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University (2001)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Scholarship, Northern California Phi Beta Kappa (2006)
  • Thomas Hoopes Prize, Harvard University (2001)

  • Member, AAO Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee (2019 - Present)
  • ONE Network Editor, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014 - 2019)
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Cornea Society (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (2012 - Present)
  • Member, APEX Society (2013 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Cornea Fellowship, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University (2016 - Present)
  • Operating Room Committee, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University (2016 - Present)


Clinical Trials

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Practice Locations

Corneal and External Eye Diseases Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Corneal and External Eye Diseases Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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(332 reviews)

Both professional and patient-centric.
Everyone was professional and personable
Dr Lin was exemplary in his attention and explanations of possibilities for my treatment
friendly, in-depth diagnosis, well explained
Dr. Lin is one of the best doctors that I have ever had. I feel that he cares patients very much. I am so grateful to have him as my
All staff exhibited patience, understanding and efficiency
I felt like he was in a hurry.
Charles Lin is very attentive, with a positive attitude and great skills. He is happy to make several extra steps to make the patients healthy. For example, when after the cataract surgery he have seen some potential issues related to my dental treatment medication, he called my dentist and made sure that he will see me on short notice.
Dr. Lin Was On Point as Usual
Everything went very smoothly.
Dr. Lin is a very good doctor.
Dr Lin is amazing
Great doctor
Felt like he didn’t hear me. Way too rushed. My head was spinning. Did his check up said quickly what to do, and left.
Amazing place. Everyone was fantastic
He listens to your concerns.
Dr. Lin and staff are excellent
Dr. Lin listens to your concerns.
Dr. Lin is an amazing physician! He treated my Fuchs so well, not only did I not lose my vision, but it improved from 20/450 to 20/25
I’m very pleased with my Stanford Eye clinic team
Dr. Charles Lin is an expert in his field and I am grateful for his superb skills. He restored my vision.
He is an outstanding surgeon. Great results.
Dr. Lin is thoughtful, considerate, and takes the time to make sure his patients understand and get all of their questions answered.
Dr Lin is the best cornea surgeon. Saved my vision for life
Very knowledgeable and professional
Dr. Lin, his fellow, and his nurse were all splendid. Friendly, knowledgeable, pleasant, and attentive.
Visit with Doctowas excellent thanks
Everyone at Stanford was very professional, helpful in explaining & answering my questions, & just very nice people.
He’s the best doctor in any specialty because of his skill, manner, kindness and staff
Really appreciate Dr. Lin and his staff to take the time to communicate with me regarding my issue
The doctor is good, but the wait times are awful and the cost is really high.
Everybody treated me great, made me feel very comfortable in each step, starting with the desk personnel all the way to the end of my visits.
I Highly recommend this doctor
excellent care; could do better with time management:)
Very good experience.
I am a physician who has had incredibly great care from Dr. Lin for my mom. He is always kind and detailed in his clinical care. It seems as though he has an astronomical number of patients and yet we always feel his personal concern. He repaired my moms cornea some years ago and it has been such a huge component in her quality of life.
Dr. Lin truly cares about helping his patients. I am very grateful to be one of his patients. His passion for helping his patients is real, he truly cares about our health and well being.
The medical care is excellent. But every time we go, we have to wait an hour to be seen. It is very upsetting.
Riby Huawng was exceptionally kind and knoeledgeable. You should worry about reataining
Excellent. No waiting.
Doctor Charles Chia-Hong lin is professional, knowledgeable and very good doctor.
I have recommended it to servers friends
Very compassionate and a good listener
Very kind. Clear explanations.
The staffs were very good . They're on time and very professional.
Very Doctor and very good Persona
He’s the best there is! He saved my eye!!
Dr Lin's Competency is a great asset.
Dr. Lin was so polite, friendly, and patient. He explained his care plan so clearly. I know I am in good hands.
All. are of my visiit w. ere very helpful . Dr Charles Lin and his team were excellent in taking me through my procedure with kindness and proficiency
Every one is nice
The doctor is excellent. One hour and half wait too long
Very Knowledgeable and patient.
I trust Dr. Lin, and the results are always good.
I have recommended him to others with Fuchs dystrophy
Dr. Lin is an excellent doctor and I completely trust him with the care of my eyes
Dr. Lin is outstanding
He was nice
Dr take care patient very good
Today had less weight times for the doctor than other days.
Fantastic service. Great bedside manner. Efficient back end process.
Dr. Lin was brief this time, but OK.
Very good Doctor
Caring health staff that is the up to date on the latestest medical technology.
DR. Linn and all the staff very accommodating, friendly and very good at what they do!
Professional, courteous staff
I will recommend this provider to my friends and family.
My experience with the Beyer Clinic and staff has always been positive.
Best s we vice
Dr. Lin is a excellent Physician
Outstanding as always.
Dr. Lin is a wonderful doctor but he is always running extremely behind schedule. Please hire more doctors so he can see fewer patients and spend more time with them
Dr. Lin truly cares about his patients.
Dr Lin is outstanding.
Always professional and kind.
Great doctor, as usual was very late for my appointment.
He's the best eye surgeon you have!
Good work
Dr Lin made conscientious efforts to find the causes of a difficult problem with my eyes and arrived at logical trial solution. It takes a good heart and superior professional responsibility to do this. I greatly appreciate Dr. Lin's care.
Excellent experience all the way around with everyone
The performance is amazingly fast and a little bit apprehend compared to my former eye doctor.
Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Lin and his staff. Parking is a real problem though.
Excellent physician but unhappy with time given
Dr Lin and his team are outstanding to be a patient with
Dr. Lin is the expert, and I am very happy that he agreed to treat me.
Excellent care with expertise
Staff and equipment are top notch!
Excellent care although The waiting time to see my doctor was one hour and twenty one minutes!
Dr. Lin and the Byer Eeye clinic has been very good to me.
Friendly person swabbed my nose
Dr. Lin is excellent
Dr. Charles Lin always takes good care of me, but the wait to see him is very long.
dr lin, sarah, and ruby are awesome
I feel so fortunate to have the most qualified and accomplished surgeon as Dr Lin.
I like the doctor, but they always overbook him so the wait time in the lobby is often an hour or more.
Outstanding doctors assisted by excellent support staff. Older patients have difficulty with technology and yet this is disregarded by management.
Dr Linn and his associates are efficient, kind and very skilled!!
Dr. Lin Is a very caring doctor and always gives me a full explanation of his diagnosis
Very professional and personal treatment with an excellent result
I loved and I recommend.
Very courteous and professional
thanks for all the care I’m getting
Will recommend to others.
I think the quality of doctors and staff is excellent
Dr. Lin takes as much time as needed to answer all of my questions…he sees me as “a person.
Dr. Lin has great skills and great bedside manner. Soothed my angry nerves effortlessly.
Overall experience is excellent
Dr Lin is a great doctor and very personable and kind
Dr. Lin is the best. I have had excellent results with a cornea transplant.
Top notch team. Very thorough. Good bedside manner. Answered all questions.
The doctors are good.
Dr Lin is excellent.
Dr. Lin is exceptionally excellent with unbelievable expertise in everything.
I feel so fortunate to be seen by Stanford doctors.
Aside from sometimes very long wait times (not the case today; Aug. 3), the staff and care is very good
Dr. Lin is a absolutely wonderful Doctor he really cares about his patients.
To all who need eye care always.
The doctors are wonderful
Absolutely recommend
Dr. Lin is exceptional
Of course...this is where I want to be
Absolutely-the best!
The doctors are thorough.
Excellent experience overall!
I was always very apprehensive and scared during eye appointments. Since seeing Dr Lin that has changed and I am comfortable during my visits. Thank you Dr Lin and staff
I had an extensive series of photos and scans done to monitor scarring and tinning of the cornea in my left eye. I was impressed with thoroughness of the procedures and the explanation provided by Doctor Lin during the exam. I can see Dr. Lin has a busy schedule but I never feel rushed during my exams with him. I'm very pleased with the care I'm receiving from the Byer Eye Institute.
very pleased with my doctor/provider.
Impressive patient care
Lin is the best
The Best Care
Very good experience.
Dr Charles Lin gave me my sight back after I had a cornea transplant. He is an amazing dr who cares about his patients, like me.
Dr. Lin has an excellent "bedside manner".
Dr. Lin is extraordinary. I could not have a better doctor.
Very good.
Dr. Charles Lin is awesome - fantastic he is so dedicated to my problems - He never gives on me - when I give up on myself. The staff are excellent and very caring professionals - the surgery staff are the best - GREAT.
I was not an easy patient as I had a hard time remembering to take the drops needed. They were very kind and that was a blessing for me.
Dr. Lin is excellent and totally wonderful . I again feel as I am his only patient and he is always smiling and very gentle with his explanation . please feel free to tell him or quote me should you need to .
Dr. Lin is the BEST!!
Dr. Lin is excellent!
Dr.Lin was wonderful. very personable. explained my problem and how to resolve it
I am answering this about Dr. Mekomnen and Dr. Lin. they attended to me, sometimes separately and sometimes during the same appointment as a team. I LOVE them both. They have different styles but both were absolutely listening, understanding my fears and frustrations and respecting my wishes. They both were great in explaining what might be a different direction or thought than I had and WHY they thought the direction would be to my benefit. They were both kind, concerned and I felt they really wanted to cure me.
Dr Lin and the junior doctor were both very through, attentive, professional, and exuded confidence. I trusted them.
Dr Lin is always pleasant and courteous. He always ask me if I have any questions and listens to my question or concerns.
Dr. Lin was very friendly, easy to talk to, asked questions about my case, and was obviously extremely knowledgeable.
Outstanding experience.
Good experience with Di. Lin, Dr. Mekonnen - kindness in answering my questions and concerns, great caution and care for my condition. I will absolutely recommend to others.
Dr. Lin was very kind and very thorough . felt like o was his favorite patient !!
Always good when a surgeon isn't pushing to operate
Dr. Lin was quick but efficient, answering all of my questions. Our time was short, but very adequate. Excellent care.
Dr Lin was the best eye surgeon.
Dr Lin was a kind and caring provider
Always excellent care from Dr. Lin
Dr. Lin explained my conditions clearly, and gave the impression of good communication with patient. I felt at ease with Dr. Lin, and felt that he was interested in helping me.
I never felt involved with the prescribed next steps. I don't feel it was necessary for my condition. But it was more I describe symptoms, they look at my eyes and ask some questions, and they prescribe medicine and dose changes.
Like I said, Dr. Lin is so good that the operation seems trivial, when I know it is not.
Very knowledgeable ,explains listening to my eye problems . I feel I have hope to see better if he will surgery me soon. I have seen several eye doctor none of them listened to what I've said. Dr. Lin explained to me about my eyes problems . I am very pleased
Dr. Lin was fabulous & informative.
explained everything clearly and kindly
Excellent treatment
I do not wish to see Dr. Lin again. waste of time and he did not provide any answers to my questions other than he thought I was ok.
Very professional & nice.
Great Doctor
highly satisfied with services provided
A+ to everyone
I have used the Byer Eye Center on several previous occasions and the everyone has always been greate
The drs. seem to be over scheduled/most people had to wait a long time to be seen.
the team and Dr charles Lin were just plain fantastic
Dr. Lin is great. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Very happy with the medical care and attention received from Dr. Lin. He neve rushed an appointment and always take the necessary time to explain the issue clearly and easy to understand terms. Extremely good bedside manner.
Dr. Lin is wonderful.
Dr. Lin was very responsive to my questions and my expressed needs.
Dr. Lin is very busy.
Dr. Lin has always listened to me about the treatment plan and made some adjustments accordingly.
Dr. Lin is an excellent doctor. He provides care for both of my eyes. I trust his knowledge, skills and abilities completely. He is professional and compassionate and I have recommended him to others.
Dr. Lin is an excellent doctor.
my care provider is a knowledgeable physician with a very great personality and manners
I have nothing but a complete admiration about my care provider
I had a good experience
Dr. Lin is much quieter than Dr. Huang so this will take a little getting used to. I am so happy to go 1 mile from my house in Palo Alto than continue to travel to San Francisco.
Dr. Lin is a spectacular doctor.
5 star.
I would recommend Dr. Lin to everyone.
Very satisfying services that make me feel secure about my following-up with my health in the future.
Dr. was very thorough. - Explained that it was OK to make decision to have surgery done.
Dr. Lin was wonderful, as usual. His bedside manor and genuine care and concern more than make up for the fact that he's always running 30-60 min behind schedule (though if he were on time it would be icing on the cake)
I have always had good visits with Dr. Lin. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
DR. Lin provide kind and professional service to me.
Just need more explanations - it's always rushed because he's always running late.
Other than putting a name to my condition, Dr. Lin did not discuss possibilities for treatment which was concerning to me as my eyesight has degraded significantly. Additionally, I had concerns about how quickly this came on which I discussed repeatedly and he repeatedly ignored those concerns. Two of his associates came in to examine me and spouted a ridiculous amount of scientific terms and didn't address me personally once. I felt like a lab rat.
Dr Charles Lin was excellent, and all the nurses were so friendly, kind, etc, nothing but the BEST attention.
Caring is natural part of Dr. Lin's character. He is a good doctor both in expertise and caring.
Dr. Lin is fantastic in every regard.
already spoke to my family. My sister was very impressed of the service since she observed all.
8. Excellent.
Dr. Lin has a wonderful bedside manner; he is an excellent doctor and I will recommend him to all my friends.
Dr. Lin provided professional and excellent care to me.
Dr. Lin came highly recommended by a friend who had personal experience of Dr. Lin's care. I was pleased to learn my friend's opinion is justified.
The biggest issue is the Dr. seems very rushed and consequently, I as a patient feel very hurried to ask my questions or air my concerns.
Dr. Lin has a wonderful bedside manner - I think he is great.
I had a conversation a while ago and asked him to give me more information but he just doesn't seem to be able to do that and I am not sure what questions to ask.
Good service.
We feel so confident that we are in the best hands to deal with the eye problem. Dr. Lin is above and beyond all expectations of care and time it takes to relieve any concerns.
For whatever reason, eye problems--particularly surgery--produces anxiety, and the staff in its entirety was exceptionally sensitive and reassuring.
Dr. Lim is not warn and fuzzy. He is a manner-of-fact man, which is not bad but it would have been better if I was consulted about the type of lens to use, not just told. Also a minute spent on a patients anxiety would also be highly valued.
Dr. Lin is a remarkable surgeon. I am forever grateful for his care. With his expertise my vision now exceeds my expectations. We are fortunate to have such an excellent corneal surgeon here at Byer's Eye Institute. Thank you Dr. Lin!
Excellent communication from both Dr. Lin and his fellow. Felt very reassured about my condition.
Dr. Lin is an impressive professional: consistently positive, has the answers about my corneas, quickly responsive to MyHealth questions, has my wellbeing and the wellbeing of my eyes always in mind.
Dr. Lin is fantastic. His calm demeanor is very reassuring and he really seems to care how his patients are doing. Even though he is often running behind schedule, when he finally sees you he never seems rushed and takes the time to answer all questions.
Good experience.
Doctor Lin is a perfect & professional doctor.I trust & like him.
after the two assistants before him, who were so kind and attentive, he seemed very rushed and it made it feel like it was a long wait for a very short visit.
Drs. Lin & Roc are excellent!
Excellent care. All questions answered. It would be good to have an understanding of the cost of the prescription called in. (This was a follow up visit. The first visit was in the late afternoon, the only appointment available at a very short notice, and the doctor was extremely busy but still saw all of his patients. I was very grateful that I got to see Dr. Lin on that day.) He is extremely competent and reassuring.
examination addressed problems experienced - impressed with thoroughness that led to decision for surgery I was very comfortable with their detail and decisions and how the entire process was conducted
I have see Dr Weinlander for over 20 years, and she is always pleasant, cheerful and always listening, concerning and asking questions on my well being and a fantastic caring, steady doctor. I am forever grateful to be under her care !! Thank you Dr W!
Dr Lin is certainly a confidence builder.
Dr. Charles Chia-Hong Lin is excellent doctor.
Wish this doctor would have continued with my treatment.
Doctor Charlies Lin is excellent on everything
I was made to feel comfortable and at ease. The appointment was all that could be expected.
Care provider seemed rushed.
Very thorough. Very pleasant. Reassuring.
Dr. Charles Lin is outstanding.
Doctor seemed rushed, (again).
excellent doctor
phycian seemed rushed. husband has hearing problem , and did to hear much of visit. I (wife) felt sorry for. my husband , he was an ophthalogist (Mayo Clinic graduate) and had many concerns! about the surgery . He was associate clinical professor at Stanford assisting Stanford surgery residents at San Jouquin county Hospital , many years ago !He is also to have a cochlear implant at a later date
Dr. Lin was very detailed, answered all my questions patiently, I am very happy with the result
No problem.
My answers reflect the time spent with the doctor who is working with Dr. Lin--I regret I don't remember his name. Dr. Lin's time with me seemed perfunctory, and I understand that given the extent of the care provided by the first doctor.
Excellent visit !
Dr. Lin provides great & professional treatment to attitude is nice & patient.really appreciate his help from my heart!
Amazing Doctor. He is all a doctor should be.
I was so impresssed with the new Dr. to Stanford, Dr. Roe. Stanford truly is blessed to have hired such a remarkable new DR.. He was through, pleasant , exteermly clear in his evaluation and most important sincerely caring in his approach. A TEN, w/o doubt.
Dr Lin is amazing! He listens very patiently to me, and explains everything well. He sometimes give me options.
Definitely a very good experience with Dr. Lin. I like him very much.
Need the medications instructions and follow-up care instructions in writing and on my health.
I have great faith in Dr. Lin.
The best.
I have complete confidence in Dr. Charles Lin because he is a very knowledgeable and kind doctor. He takes the time to answer your questions and explains things clearly.
Dr. Lin is the best doctor.
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor - very thorough, never felt rushed, personal - one of the very best! I would definitely recommend!
Dr. Charles Lin is outstanding, from his technical expertise to his "bedside manner". He clearly gives the options, probable outcomes, what-if scenarios, and does an excellent job at reducing apprehensions. I trust him.
Dr. Lin is an Awesome Dr. He takes his time and ensures that I understand everything.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Charles Lin. He is a great listener who explains things clearly to you. I would recommend him to anyone who needs any eye surgery.
I am very happy to be seeing Dr. Lin. I am confident that he will help me resolve my eye problems.
Dr Lin is amazing!
Dr. Lin is fantastic
Dr Lin in very personable, thorough and caring. I was very grateful for his advice that helped me make the best choice in managing my condition.
I have been very pleased with my interactions with Dr. Lin and his team
Dr. Lin very kind & attentive.
Dr. Lin has excellent communication skills.
Dr. Eisenberg is an extraordinarily good communicator
I am very happy with Dr.Lin. He is very caring. He is taking good care of my Eye problems
Dr Lin is exceptional. I am 72 so I really do have a lot to compare him to. The results of my cataract surgeries compare favorably to my friends (who went to other physicians). Basically my vision is now unbelievably good.. Like I was 21 again And I did have some issues that made my surgeries somewhat challenging.!!! And as I'm sure you hear from his other patients, his God - given personality, manner, and sincere concern for his patients is exactly what every patient would want.
Dr.Chen is very caring. He knows what check up I came for , If I am ready for Cataract surgury of my right eye
I was losing my vision from a corneal disease. I met with 5 corneal specialists before I selected Dr. Charles Lin as my surgeon. Dr. Lin is a brilliant, gifted, and compassionate surgeon. Because of his expertise and a near miracle surgery I will see my 4 year old daughter grow up! Thank you Dr. Lin. I am forever grateful.
incredibly wonderful doctor in every way, communication skills, knowledge, caring, took plenty of time, left feeling great sense of trust. my mom couldn't stop saying what a wonderful medical experience with everyone who worked with us. many apologies about some delay; lucky to have delays because it means the team is really going above and beyond for each patient, healthcare not business.
The resident was very informative and friendly and Dr. Lin was much more friendly and timely.
Dr. Lin is awesome! Great bed side manager and patience! He took the time explaining everything and answering my questions. I chose Stanford to do my Cornea Transplant because of Dr. Lin's humble and affable personality was so much better than Dr. Lee at Los Altos Eye Physicians.
Very good.
dr lin was great. competent, caring and yes, i trust him.
I am very impress with all the work they do and concern they have with there patients.
I am so grateful to/for the car I always receive.
Very good.
Dr. Lin is a gifted and remarkable physician. Anywhere else, such a person would have an ego the size of the Superdome, but he is open, humorous, caring and supremely communicative concerning conditions and options for care. I have never had a doctor I liked and appreciated more!
I've unfortunately been going to doctors my entire life (had polio) and Dr. Lin's knowledge, caring respect concern & willingness to answer questions put him way, way at the top - he's extraordinary.
Dr. Lin is a consummate surgeon, who... with real warmth,... for the patient.
After waiting for about an hour in a room by myself, when the doctor finally did come in he was obviously in a hurry and showed zero concern for my problem. He was there for about 2 minutes, looked at my eyes and then told me I was fine. When I questioned that he told me to see an eyelid specialist. I was there for an ulcer/corneal abrasion and pain and swelling in my eye for which I was seen in the ER. I am not sure what that has to do with my eyelids. I actually have been meaning to call to complain but since I received this survey, I will voice my complaint here as well. He was definitely trying to rush me out since he was running way behind schedule.
I can not praise Dr. Lin highly enough. he is friendly, listens attentively to my concerns and is a gifted surgeon.
I felt rushed, almost like the doctor has a daily quoata to meet
Very good visit. The Doctor was patient, kind, showed a lot of concern for my condition and answered all my questions with great empathy, gave me encouragement and told me some very important information about my condition that will help me plan out my treatment. His staff even followed through with me on the phone the next day about an eyedrop prescription. I came out of the visit feeling a lot better. Thank you Doctor
My home circumstances have made planning this procedure extraordinarily difficult. The physician was extremely capable at listening with an "inner ear". I appreciate deeply his medical skill and caring approach.
amazing experience
Dr. Lin is ok when my condition is stable. Doesn't seem experienced when my condition worsens. Doesn't share information on prognosis based on his experience treating other patients in my situation.
Dr. Lin. The best surgeon and caring person. Surgery was very successful.. The staff that works with him.. the best. thank you all for my care...
Unfortunately, you do not have an "excellent" or "superlative" button, as I would have checked those
it was all good.
I am very happy with Dr. Lin. I am so blessed to have him taking care of me. He always asks if I have any questions or concerns. I feel he truly cares about me : )
Dr. Lin care was good & very courteous. The appointments were timely scheduled.
Dr. Lin is amazing! very kind, friendly, professional and humble!
Dr. Lin is personable and seems timid.
During my waits, Dr. Lin was very thorough and made me feel at ease. It was a very wonderful experience even though I had eye discomfort.
Dr. Lin is great.
Dr. Lin was polite and explained everything in detail.
Dr. Lin is extremely kind and reassuring!
My condition is not curable and I felt that I was given very little encouragement at this appointment. I called the office with questions after the appointment; however, and Dr. Lin called me the next day and answered all my questions and was much more helpful.
Exceptional & beyond! Dr. Charles Lin rates very high on my list!
dr. Lin rocks!
Dr. Lueng and Dr. Lin were very professional and courtesy.
Dr Lin & his staff... The best of the best. Love this clinic. Courteous and always on time !!!
Excellent care provided.
Dr. Lin was very efficient; however, I did not feel rushed with questions and I had confidence that he wanted to help me resolve my eye problems.
My surgery & care was the best.
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.
I think very highly of Dr. Lin & very grateful that Dr. Manche referred me to him.
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!
They made a big effort to see me before I had to leave on a family trip.
Very good.
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.
I was fully satisfied.
I'm very satisfied with Dr. Lin
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!
no issues here.
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!
It would have been helpful to have some written instructions regarding postop care and directions for the additional drops.
Very good.
Thank you for doing my surgery Dr. Lin! Keep up your excellent work.
Very professional, thorough, patient friendly.
Dr. Lin has been consistently kind, attentive, an excellent surgeon, and a physician I completely trust.

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