Dr. Christopher William Dana Heichel MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Christopher Heichel is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, California and is affiliated with UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for 15 years. Dr. Heichel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 17 doctors at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

UC San Diego Health System

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Ophthalmology, 2000 - 2003

Scripps Mercy Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1999 - 2000

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Class of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Epithelial Healing and Visual Outcomes of Patients Using Omega-3 Oral Nutritional Supplements Before and After Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Pilot Study.
Ong, N. H., Purcell, T. L., Roch-Levecq, A. C., Wang, D., Isidro, M. A., Bottos, K. M., Heichel, C. W., Schanzlin, D. J.

NADPH-diaphorase expression in the meibomian glands of rat palpebra in postnatal development.
Kluchova, D., Bolekova, A., Heichel, C. h., Bron, A. J., Kozak, I.

Morphologic and volumetric studies of the meibomian glands in elderly human eyelids.
Kozak, I., Bron, A. J., Kucharova, K., Kluchova, D., Marsala, M., Heichel, C. W., Tiffany, J. M.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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