Formerly Affiliated Physicians
Charles A. Cooper, M.D. (Retired)
Dr. Charles Cooper is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in infant and pediatric eye care. He also provides comprehensive eye care for adult patients. Dr. Cooper has practiced at Lynn Eye Medical Group since 1985, and also holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He has extensive experience in the management of medical and surgical diseases of the eyes in children. He has performed over 4,000 surgical procedures, including strabismus surgery (eye muscle surgery) in children and adults, nasolacrimal duct surgery (tear duct surgery) and surgery to correct disorders of the eyelids in children. Conditions routinely treated in the office setting include refractive errors in children, amblyopia, the diagnosis of causes of visual loss identified in abnormal vision screening exams at school or by the child’s primary care doctor, and ocular injuries.
Dr. Cooper is a proud Aggie, having received his undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency training in ophthalmology from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Cooper also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
Dr. Cooper is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Cooper is also the past President and a previous charter member of the Ventura County Ophthalmology Society, and has served as an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of the State of California.
After 31 years of practicing Pediatric and Adult Ophthalmology at Lynn Eye Medical Group, I have decided to retire. My last day seeing patients will be on November 17th, 2016.
My wife Nanci and I are both in good health and we are looking forward to starting the next phase of our lives. By the way, many of you have met Nanci. She was one of my back office techs for the last seven years. We will be moving to San Francisco. Our daughter Sarah, her husband Eric and granddaughter Eliza live just a few blocks away from our new home in the City. Our son Ben and his wife Kelley are in Tahoe, so we will be much closer to them as well. Also, Nanci and I are both from the Bay Area. After 40 years in Southern California, we will be returning to our roots.
I hope to pursue some new interests, get my golf score under 100 and live a life that is much less structured. If an opportunity presents itself, I would like to do a little part time teaching and provide care for indigent patients.
I have known many of you for a long time. I am very proud of the number of second generation patients I see. I deeply appreciate the trust you have placed in me in allowing me to take care of you and your family. It is a responsibility that I have taken very seriously my entire career. I hope that I was able to live up to your expectations.
There are several fine ophthalmologists at Lynn Eye that are ready to assume your care, including the new Pediatric Ophthalmologist from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Anya Trumler-Sebring. Please call me at the office or email me at [email protected] if I can help you make this transition or answer any questions.
All the best to each of you,
Charles Cooper, MD
M. Gene Matzkin, M.D.
Dr. Matzkin graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and received his ophthalmology training at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute and Harbor General Hospital. He then entered the U.S. Navy and as a Lieutenant Commander, was the sole ophthalmologist on Guam for two years. Since 1974, he has been in private practice with the Lynn Eye Medical Group, primarily interested in general ophthalmology with a focus in cataract surgery.
He has been active in teaching eye surgery, and since 1990 has been Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, receiving the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award in 2000.
Adam Martidis, M.D.
Adam Martidis, M.D. earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Following graduation, he completed a residency at Indiana University where he served as chief resident in his final year. During his residency, he earned the Grayson Leadership Award, an honor given to only three prior graduating residents in the history of the training program. He was also awarded a vitreoretinal fellowship at the New England Eye Center in Boston. Upon completion of this two-year fellowship, he accepted an academic position at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, an internationally recognized eye institution. Here, Dr. Martidis trained numerous residents and retina fellows in surgical and medical retinal diseases in one of the largest and most highly regarded programs in the nation. He has participated in multiple research studies, including personal projects and national clinical trials.
Wanda D. Hu, M.D.
Wanda Hu, M.D. was awarded her medical degree in 2009 from the UCSD School of Medicine. After her Internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser-Los Angeles Medical Center, she completed her Ophthalmology Residency at the Stein Eye Institute, UCLA.
She then underwent a Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Hu has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and research projects that were presented at annual meetings of national ophthalmological organizations.
Dr. Hu specializes in the diagnosis, therapy and surgical intervention of the glaucomas and related disorders.
Her specialty areas are Glaucoma Consultation, Laser and Surgical Management of Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, and Comprehensive Adult & Adolescent Eye Care.
She is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Hu speaks conversational Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.