Charles T. Zenzen, M.D., is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery.
Dr. Zenzen also has extensive experience in the medical and surgical management of a multitude of ocular diseases, including glaucoma, dry eye, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and disorders of the eyelids.
Dr. Zenzen was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. He attended Albion College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Zenzen earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute/Detroit Medical Center, where he was elected Chief Resident in his third year of training.
Dr. Zenzen has spent the past 19 years in private practice and has performed over 7000 cataract surgeries. The first 16 years of his career were spent practicing in the Mid-Michigan area. He has spent the last 3 years practicing in Southern California with a focus on refractive cataract surgery to minimize dependence on glasses. He has experience with a wide variety of intraocular lens implants, including advanced technology lenses for the correction of astigmatism and correction of near vision. In addition to his experience with traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Zenzen has performed hundreds of laser-assisted cataract surgeries. This advanced technique can improve the accuracy and safety of the procedure. He also has experience with the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat glaucoma during cataract surgery.
Dr. Zenzen has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye. Most recently, he served as the director of the Ocular Surface Clinic at one of the largest practices in Northern San Diego County.
Dr. Zenzen has presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and has been published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, as well as the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
In his free time, Dr. Zenzen enjoys outdoor activities, including running, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, especially on their family road trips.
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