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Dr. Christen Allaman, M.D.


- Cataract Surgery, Lens Based Refractive Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Presbyopia, Glaucoma, Diabetes and General Ophthalmology.

Cataract Surgery Santa CruzDr. Christen Allaman, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego. After receiving his Medical Degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he served a first-year residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Realizing his talents and international interests would be best served in the field of ophthalmology, he completed a residency at the Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In 1996 he joined Keith McKenzie, M.D., in private practice at Eye Care Medical Group, Santa Cruz, California, and in 1998 became the corporation's president.

Dr. Allaman specializes in:

  • State-of-the-art (small incision, sutureless) cataract and phacorefractive surgery with presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens (IOL) implants.
  • Medical laser treatments.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the glaucomas, including the newest treatment options available.
  • Dry eye care.
  • Macular degeneration management.
  • Second opinions.
  • Preventive comprehensive eye care.

Dr. Christen Allaman is President and Medical Director of Cypress Outpatient Surgical Center ensuring that only state-of-the-art, compassionate care extends throughout his office and the operating theatre.

He has also performed volunteer cataract surgery and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in Bolivia, Fiji, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

When he is not taking care of patients, Doctor Allaman enjoys sports, particularly skiing and surfing. He also enjoys adventure travels with his family.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • 1994 Implanted first Intraocular Lens (IOL) Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute
  • 1998 Implanted first Multifocal Lens First in Monterey Bay Area
  • 2005 Implanted first REZOOM Lens First in Monterey Bay Area
  • 2007 Implanted first RESTOR Lens
  • 2007 Implanted first TORIC Lens
  • 2008 Implanted first CRYSTALENS
  • 2009 Center of Excellence Award by Bausch and Lomb
  • 2009 Implanted first TECHNIS MF First Surgeon on Central Coast

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