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Sally Mellgren, M.D.

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mellgrenDr. Sally Mellgren has practiced ophthalmology in Oceanside, California since 1987. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, she is highly respected and well-known in North San Diego county communities and beyond as a compassionate, innovative physician and surgeon who remains on the cutting edge of new technology and approaches to caring for her patients. Dr. Mellgren is involved in clinical trials and conducts research out of her Oceanside office.

In her general ophthalmology practice, Dr. Mellgren specializes in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, implantable contact lens (an alternative to Lasik surgery), abnormalities of the cornea and macular degeneration. Dr. Mellgren is recognized as a gifted surgeon always demonstrating focus and precision in the operating room, which results in excellent outcomes for her patients. A noted cataract surgeon, Dr. Mellgren benefits from using the latest intraocular lens available in the marketplace. Dr. Mellgren’s personalized selection of the proper lens to be implanted during cataract surgery, is essential in order to achieve the best results for the patient’s vision goals. She is one of only a few ophthalmologists with subspecialty training in interventional ophthalmology for the treatment of glaucoma, allowing her to perform canaloplasty surgery.

Dr. Mellgren received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has instilled in her practice its core values including serving others with compassion, integrity, excellence, respect for all and humility. Passionate about vision and unpretentious in her style, patients appreciate her calm, caring approach to vision needs, prayer before surgery, generosity of time and a wonderful sense of humor.

Dr. Mellgren was raised in Carlsbad, California and lives in the community of Vista. She enjoys nature and the outdoors and is an avid organic gardener, growing fruits, vegetables and roses. She is a life-long vegan and teaches plant-based living classes monthly to promote a healthy lifestyle and increased vision health. If you are looking for an ophthalmologist that is a caring, down-to-earth professional, Dr. Mellgren may be the answer.
Dr. Mellgren has privileges at Tri-City Medical Center, North Coast Surgery Center and Center for Surgery of Encinitas. Dr. Mellgren is a Medicare provider and accepts most PPO insurance plans. (She is not contracted with any HMO plans.)

Medical Degree, 1983. Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California.
Residency in Ophthalmology, 1987. White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
California Medical License G053485
American Ophthalmology Association (AOA), Member
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member
American Medical Association of San Diego County, Member