Edward E. Manche, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a two-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Dr. Manche is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Achievement Award in 2003 and its Senior Achievement Award in 2014. He was elected to active membership in the American Ophthalmological Society in 2011, and is recognized in Best Doctors in America and Guide to America's Top Physicians. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Journal of Refractive Surgery.

He lectures widely on topics in cornea and refractive surgery and has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: UCLA Ophthalmology Fellowships at Jules Stein Eye Institute (1996) CA
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990) NY
  • Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Ophthalmology Residency (1994) NJ
  • Internship: Staten Island University Hospital (1991) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1996)


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Practice Locations

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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Eye Laser Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Amazing staff I enjoyed myself while I was there thank you so much
Dr. Manche is truly "best in class". Stanford is lucky to have a man of such reputation and great personality.
Everybody was helpful, knowledgable, and kind.
Thank you doctor & staff I really appreciate you.
Dr Manche is all he is known for and more, he is a great eye surgeon and more importantly, a genuinely caring being. I wish him the very best.
Everyone was very friendly and professional, and explained every test being performed very well.
He is an excellent physician and i have been a patient for about 20 years
Performed exactly what was stated at prior examination. looking forward to being able to see much better.
Dr. Manche is super nice and knowledgeable
Excellent experience
Dr. Manche is extremely professional and has a wonderful bedside manner. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family!
Great and friendly team!
I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Manche. He is a wonderful care provider.
Dr Manche is a great doctor!
My experience was brief as I don't qualify for the surgery.
I love this practice
I always get excellent treatment. Five Stars
Loved Dr Manche and His staff.
Dr. Manche, Theresa and all the staff were a pleasure to work with, as they always are.
Thoughtful care, looking for best outcome for patient.
Everyone was so lovely and made me feel very comfortable.
Wonderful visit
Dr. Manche is excellent!
Excellent visit and care
Very informative.
He took time to speak with me about my situation.
Excellent care
Dr. Manche and two of his support staff who performed my check-in and measurements were all exceedingly personable, kind, efficient, and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Manche and his team to any colleague or friend. Thanks for a wonderful visit!!
Always great
Best doctor and nicest guy
Thorough and professional
The staff and doctors were fantastic. I highly recommend. They demonstrated great bedside manner and explained everything well to me,.
Dr. Manche as always is excellent.
Dr Manchu is very professional and considering from patient’s side telling me all pros and cons
The whole proceed was easy and the doctors explained my case. And answered my questions. I would definitely recommend Stanford and the Laser eye to anyone.
Dr Manche and his team are par excellence as usual.
As of now, just having had a pre-op appointment, I’d recommend this place for sure. Every single person that I interacted with was genuinely personable, even happy. It’s a delight. I feel at-ease and confident in everyone’s abilities.
Thank you, Thanks
Dr. Manche and the entire staff were so kind, welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful! My Lasik went great, and my vision is excellent. I would (and do) absolutely recommend to everyone I know!
Had a great visit like always. Dr. Manche and his staff are awesome.
Dr Manche and his team are all excellent!!!
This is a very good vision center. The place is very nice, the equipment excellent, the people very profesional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this place for any of your vision needs. I have keratoconus, and in this place I get everything I need for my treatment.
Everyone was super patient and helpful
Friendly but professional
I love all of the staff here!
Dr Manchie and his staff make every appointment pleasant they make my son feel super comfortable
Today’s experience was terrific, from Linda at checking, to tech Cindy, to resident Dr Hassan, to attending Dr Manche. Each one was professional, highly competent and friendly.
I am so blessed to have chosen Dr. Manche and SHC to perform my eye surgery. World's best surgeon.
good to see doctor. some places you don't even see doctor.
Dr Manche put my interests as a patient first, was very proficient and forthcoming with my health assessment, and showed me a path forward. I will certainly recommend him among my peers at Apple and to my friends.
Was great.
Manche always makes me feel like I'm the only patient he has - totally great, professional, and quick to assess but slows down to get to know you. He's totally great!
two thumbs up!
Dr. Manche is the best!!
Great care, would highly recommend!
No complaints.
Dr was fabulous.....I cannot say enough about him. He came in and explained everything to me in detail...and said that it was his professional opinion that I wasn't a good candidate for LASIK. I appreciated his honesty...and I told him so....Even after telling me I wasn't a good candidate, he sat there and talked to me a bit more about my sight issues....Highly recommend!
best experience ever!
Dr Mansche was excellent in everything regard. while he did not ultimately spend hat much time with me, he made sure all my questions were answered and explained the process at every step.
Dr. Manche I would say is "famed" in his role as the Director of the Stanford Eye Institute. He is simply best in class, period. From medical knowledge to bedside manner - there can be no better. Stanford is so very lucky to have this huge Renaissance man asset in this role. I constantly refer to him and in fact carry his business cards with me........he is that good and famed in his field.
Everybody showed concerns, and gave me a very in depth explanation about what was wrong.
The experience has been fantastic and I have already shared my favorable views with at least a dozen friends and family.
Dr Manche and is team are excellent. they made me feel at ease and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend.
I was definitely excited, but also nervous going into my consultation. After my appointment I am even more excited and feel completely confident in the team performing my PRK.
All the staff at the eye laser center are friendly and listen well when explaining concerns or questions.
Dr Manche is an outstanding doctor. He is very knowledgeable, takes time to make sure his patient understands everything regarding their health and he truly cares about his patients. Stanford and the community are lucky to have him!
both the doctor and the assistant took their time with me I'm very happy I came in to see him, even though i was sad not to be a good candidate for the laser lasik I came out of their very happy and relieved as to know that the doctor actually cares about me and maybe in the future I'll have options to be able to see again without glasses. thank you team!
Overall - clean/attractive/comfortable office and very professional/competent care. Excellent.
Dr Manche is a fantastic doctor - very knowledgeable and engaged with his patients about their treatment and any concerns. He is one of the best doctors I have had the opportunity to work with - top notch. His staff is also excellent.
Dr. Manche is fantastic - I've recommended him to all my friends and family members who are considering LASIK.
I highly recommend Dr. Manche! Not only is his professionalism centered, but he also has a great personality and a glow that permeates the sense that everything will be okay. I never doubted the quality that I was going to receive with my LASIK eye surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Manche to anyone who is considering LASIK eye surgery.
Dr Manche was great to work with. He is a consummate professional, very knowledgeable and very interested in any of my questions/concerns. His staff was also very professional and caring. Stanford Health is lucky to have this provider and his team - they are the very best!
I have great deal of respect & trust for Dr. Manche. I'll highly recommend him to anyone who might need help.
Dr. Manche and the doctor studying cataract surgery under were very helpful, informative and engaging.
I would highly recommend Dr. Manche for anyone thinking of corrective eye surgery! He was the second provider I visited for a consultation and I was so glad I had taken the time to see him. He explained that the treatment recommendation given by the first consulting doctor at a different, non-Stanford practice, was not correct, and that it would not have worked well for me. He gave me the reasons why. Without his guidance, I could have made a big mistake. He also took time to explain the procedure and set my expectations. Coincidentally, I have a friend who also had PRK done in Colorado during the same time, and her doctor did not give her the amount of information Dr. Manche provided to me. As a result, she was extremely disappointed. Everything Dr. Manche explained and predicted throughout my PRK journey was accurate. I couldn't be happier.
I would highly recommend Dr. Manche.
My eye vision results are not great, but I trust Stanford Healthcare offers me best I hope.
have already recommended the Dr. he is fabulous
Dr Manche is such a wonderful specialist. I knew I was in good hands. I am so thankful that he is my eye dr. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Dr Manche was very thorough and explained everything in a succinct manner and was available to answer all my questions fully.
I feel really confident in getting my surgery under the care of this institution
all good
Excellent clinic, excellent doctor, assistants, staff
Dr. Manche is always thorough and available to answer questions.
I was very impressed w/the level of professionalism the doctor and staff provided.
I do wish that the care providers washed their hands before touching me. I know that in an eye clinic, it might not seem as important as other areas, but it would make me feel better to see the clinician wash their hands with soap before sticking their hands on my face and/or eye. I am very pleased with seeing how the nurse/assistants cleaned all the machines with alcohol before they used them on me.
Dr. Manche was great. During my initial screening assessment, I wished I had spent more time prior thinking of exhaustive questions to ask. I ended up doing quite a bit of research between my assessment and the actual procedure, even if it was only 6 days between each. I was mentally prepared for the recovery period, but I do think Dr. Manche needs to ensure that future patients are just as aware, as the recovery duration might be taken for granted by some who don't do their research and just jump into getting the procedure done thinking that it is similar to lasik. During all of my visits, Dr. Manche was attentive and always answered all of my questions in a professional and caring manner, so I was entirely satisfied with all of my visits.
I asked plenty of questions regarding treatment, procedure, recovery, etc-all questions were answered and I was able to move through various stages of treatment with no anxiety or concerns.
Overall, excellent experience. one thing I would mention is that if you could tell patients that after they stop using the drops that their vision would become less blurry and heal faster, that would help quell some anxiety. I thought the using the drops would make my vision less blurry and was a bit nervous that after a month my vision was still a bit hazy.
what a difference! felt like doc was a concerned professional wanting to do good!
I have 5 co-workers whom are interested in getting corrective eye surgery. I will DEFINITELY recommend the Byer's eye institute and Dr. Manche!
I trust Dr. Manche's skill and judgement and will recommend him to everyone I know who is interested in the procedure I had. In my view, He and his assistants are the best in the world!
All your staff is awesome.
Dr. Manche seems incredibly knowledgeable and very experienced. I feel safer going to a doctor like him
Dr. Manche, after laying out his view of the considerations involved did not care about my wishes. I am capable of making choices about my own health care. The opportunity to do so was denied by this person.
Dr. Manche very caring the best!
Dr. Mande was very patient & informative, took extra time to answer my questions and help me feel comfortable w/ the procedure.
Dr. Manche very caring.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
During my visit, Dr. Edward Manche and his staff made me feel very welcome, I was explained very careful and there was no pressure for me to decide with the procedure. Dr. Edward is very friendly as well as knowledgeable ; He let me know right away if I am either a candidate for LASIK or PRK. I am happy to have my eyes done with doctor Edward Manche and his staff. I will highly recommend Dr. Edward and the clinic with my friends and co-workers who might need their eyes correcting. Really like the service I received. 5 star. Excellent customer service !
Will definitely recommend Dr. Manche! An excellent MD!
Sometimes I would ask questions and he would respond with, "You don't really want to know the complexity of it all." It would have been nice if he could summarize the response in a few laymens term sentences to answer my question, rather than disregard it.
dr Manche and his team were the best. willcontinue to recommend them with my highest compliments. so glad I found dr manche!
personable, friendly, comprehensive.
I love Dr. Manche and his staff! He's the best and I've referred another family member to him for the same diagnosis. He's the absolute best!!!
Dr. Manche is great and I trust him with his skills and decision making.
I had a LOT of questions, and both Dr. Manche and Dr. Roe were patient and informative, giving me detailed explanations and spending a lot of time to ensure all of my questions were addressed and all of my options were thoroughly and completely explained. I'm not just choosing "Very Good" by default-I actually MEAN it. That high of a rating across the board is exceptionally rare from me. I cannot think of a single thing either Dr. Roe or Dr. Manche could have done better during our visit.
Dr. Manche was excellent. The LASIK procedure was very fast and pain-free. He was reassuring throughout the entire process.
Very patient thorough, wonderful, calming during procedure.
Dr Manche was much more concerned with his documentation than he was for me. when I was talking to him about my concerns and asking for his advice, he was looking at the computer/paperwork and typing on the computer. He didn't even act like he cared. I was really hurt.
Dr. Manche was so kind and friendly. I was bummed I couldn't get LASIK but Dr. Manche explained that he would keep me posted on possibilities for PRK in the future. I appreciated his willingness to keep in touch with me.
An excellent experience - definitely my most thorough eye examination ever in my life (I am 58 years of age).
Dr. Manche is the best. It was nice to have a social moment not talking about my eyes with Dr. Manche without him trying to end the conversation because he was in a hurry. He truly was caring.
I'm very grateful to Dr. Manche. He provided the highest quality medical care - everything from the procedure itself to one interactions before & after the surgery. I'm 100+% satisfied.
Dr. Manche is great!
dr manche is always very direct and matter-of-fact in his counseling and response to questions, which i appreciate.
I was rather disappointed by the findings of the examination (I did not qualify as a candidate for eye laser surgery) and the Dr. very kindly acknowledged my disappointment and made an effort to lift my spirits.
Dr Manche and Theresa Enríquez are very kind, caring and polite!
Dr. Manche was personable, pleasant & professional. Gave me great confidence in procedure & positive outcome.
the "very good" ratings were not gratuitous, they were earned
could have described it explained what to expect after the procedure. he didn't really go into any detail on what my experience would or should be like afterward.
Dr. Manche is the only and the best Dr. that I trust %100 and I highly recommend him to every one who needs surgery
Dr. Manche was outstanding in every way. I was very satisfied with the entire experience.
They told me their honest and professional, opinion on my condition even when that meant I was not a good candidate for Lasix and would need no further treatment for the center.
Pretty much my entire experience was exceptional. The one thing I might add is that the medication guidance differed slightly from the pharmacist to the nurse to Dr. Manche himself - for one of the eye drops, the pharmacist said 4 times a day and Dr. Manche said 6. But these were minor variations, and likely inconsequential.
Already recommended to several people!
dr Manche was direct professional gentle and very thorough. he explained results comprehensively, discussed a plan going forwards, and provided appropriate referrals.
I have recommended Dr. Manche and his staff to over a dozen people over the past five years, and the feedback I've received has always been excellent.
love Dr. Manche!!
very reassuring demeanor during procedure, explained everything each step of the process and alleviated anxiety about the procedure itself well
Over all care provider are very warm and give full concern to the patient.
On checkout I was provided the medication and follow-up instructions at the front desk, so the physician did not actually provide them to me or provide any counseling about them.
Dr Manche was very friendly and took his time explaining the procedure and answering my questions.
Great service. Answered all my questions. Knowledgeable about all my questions. The only feedback I have is about the prescription for painkillers post-op. I was told to take the prescription as needed but when I did, the dosage was too high and I ended up feeling very sick for days. That was okay because the nurse said I could take half as much. However, they did not necessarily warn me about the sickness that I could experience. If I had known of the potential negative effects, I would have been more cautious about taking the regular amount instead of little by little.
Already recommended to several co-workers.
My visits to Dr. Manche's office have been the best experience I have had at a doctor's office in 15 years. Everyone, from the receptionist to the Dr, were incredibly helpful and friendly. Dr. Manche and his PA's take the time to answer your questions, even though I'm sure it's the thousandth time they've been asked them. It's the first time for me and they seem to get that. They're incredibly patient and take the time to make sure that you're completely comfortable and you understand what's going on.
straightforward, easy conversation. dr. Manche answered my questions thoroughly.
Would visit Dr. Manche again.
Dr. Manche was not only extremely knowledgeable with a fantastic reputation for his work but also very approachable. He took my concerns seriously & spent quite a bit of time answering all of my questions (even though I'm sure he gets the same questions 10 times a day).
I have been recommending Dr. Manche to everyone I meet since having my procedure. He and his staff provided the best medical experience & results ever.
Dr. Manche is a role model.
Dr. Manche is excellent. He explained the procedure very well and always made sure all of my questions were answered. I highly recommend him.
Dr Manche is OUTSTANDING!!!!
I HAVE recommended Dr. Manche's practice to many colleagues and/or friends, and in fact, some of them had their procedures done before mine.
It was the best experience with a medical provider that I have had in recent memory (and I've been lucky enough not to have bad experiences).
I know Dr. Manche is busy, so I appreciate that he is patient when I have additional questions.
I called the office the day before my surgery because I was freaking out a little bit and really needed to ask Dr. Manche a few last minute questions. He got back to me shortly after and put my mind at ease. He made me feel very comfortable during the procedure, making sure I knew what was going on and that I was doing ok. Best of all, I can see! My sight has been pretty much perfect since the day after my surgery. It's truly amazing. Thank you so much Dr. Manche and the rest of the team!
I strongly recommend Dr. Manche to everybody, I trust him with my life
Dr. Manche is the best. I'd recommend him to everyone!
Dr. Manche was a terrific doctor.
Dr. Manche is great!!!
Impressed all around.

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