A Message from Dr. Paikal

Dear Friend,

I welcome you to our website, and hopefully, at some point, to our office located in Encino, California. The purpose of this website is to give potential patients some basic information about my office and myself, David Paikal, MD. My practice specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, where I favor conservative approaches, striving to be true to the bioethical tenet of “first do no harm.”

My staff and I will do everything possible to take the best care of you. The reason we can do so is because we love what we do: helping people to see better. Sometimes, that means admitting that we don’t have all the answers and referring you elsewhere. No one physician knows it all, and my staff and I are fortunate to have strong relationships with various sub-specialists, including academicians at universities, should the need arise.

In the great city of Los Angeles, we are blessed to have many world-class ophthalmologists, and therefore, your eyes will more than likely be in the best of hands with the majority of eye-care providers. Ultimately, your decision as a patient on whom to choose will really rest on who you feel most comfortable with, and where you can achieve the kind of patient-doctor relationship you are looking for.

My educational background is attached for those of you who are interested. I wish you health and happiness.


David Paikal, M.D.
Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


Educational Background

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David Paikal, MD
16661 Ventura Blvd, #522
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-981-1663
Fax: 818-981-1489

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