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Dr. Khaled Tawansy, MD

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Overview

Dr. Khaled Tawansy, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tawansy completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He currently practices at Azadeh Khatibi, M.D.. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Tawansy is board certified in Ophthalmology.

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    Indications and Important Safety Information

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    VABYSMO (faricimab-svoa) is a prescription medicine given by injection into the eye, used to treat adults with Neovascular (Wet) Age‑related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

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    What is the most important information I should know about VABYSMO?

    • Injections like the one for VABYSMO can cause an eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment). Call your healthcare provider right away if you have increasing eye pain, vision loss, sensitivity to light, or redness in the white of the eye.
    • VABYSMO may cause a temporary increase in pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure), which occurs within 60 minutes after receiving the eye injection.
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    • The most common side effect with VABYSMO was blood on the white of the eye (conjunctival hemorrhage).
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Locations

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    Childrens Retina Institute
    7447 N Figueroa St Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (888) 515-3500
  2. 2
    6000 Physicians Blvd Ste 200-210, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (661) 327-4499

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Acute Endophthalmitis Chevron Icon
Allergic Conjunctivitis Chevron Icon
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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About Dr. Khaled Tawansy, MD

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Specialties
Years of Experience
  • 31 years of experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English, Arabic
Languages Spoken
Gender
  • Male
Gender
NPI Number
  • 1902916711
NPI Number
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Education & Certifications

Residency
  • Henry Ford Hospital
Residency
Medical Education
  • University of Michigan Medical School
Medical Education
Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
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Patient Satisfaction

4.2
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Dr. Khaled Tawansy, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Tawansy is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

Dr. Tawansy has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

Dr. Tawansy has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

Dr. Tawansy has seen patients for Macular Edema, Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens and Diabetic Retinopathy, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Tawansy on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

54 patients have reviewed Dr. Tawansy. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Tawansy.

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