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Leonardo Dacanay, MD

Board-certified Ophthalmologist

"It is a great privilege to help improve the quality of life of our community through the gift of better vision. At Bellevue Eye Medical Center, every patient is like a member of our extended family and we strive to provide them with the highest quality care by delivering the most effective surgical and medical treatments with a level of compassion only a small team of dedicated care providers can achieve." - Leonardo Dacanay, MD

Leonardo Dacanay is the founder and director of Bellevue Eye Medical Center and is a Board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist in the downtown Berkeley area whose clinic interests and specialties include refractive cataract surgery and the treatment of various eyelid issues.


Dr. Dacanay earned his medical degree and completed his residency in ophthalmology at UCLA. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.​

About Dr. Dacanay
About Dr. Zhao

Carrie Zhao, MD

Board-certified Ophthalmologist

My name is (Carrie) Yue Zhao, and I would like to introduce myself as a new Ophthalmology provider specializing in
Glaucoma. I grew up in Fremont, CA and am excited to return to serve the East Bay community. After completing my bachelor's degree at UCLA, I left California for medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. There, I was reminded how exciting it was to receive a new pair of glasses while volunteering at the Cleveland Free Clinic's eye clinic. I decided to become an Ophthalmologist and completed my residency at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. I learned about the physiology and pathology of the eye, but more importantly, I was inspired by the patient-provider relationship developed while managing chronic disease. This was especially apparent in glaucoma, where disease onset is insidious, disease course is unpredictable, and treatment sometimes difficult. I wanted to contribute to the care of glaucoma and pursued a glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Robert Weinreb at UCSD Shiley Eye. Many of the underserved populations had limited access to care and consequently developed severe glaucoma at a young age. I found their care to be the most rewarding and impactful.

After fellowship, I returned to the Bay Area and joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in August 2021, where I
have had the honor of providing care to our veterans. However, I miss working with the greater East Bay community,
and as a result will be joining Dr Leonardo Dacanay at Bellevue Eye Medical Center on a part-time basis in 2024. I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese in addition to English, and our staff speak Spanish. I am accepting comprehensive Ophthalmology and Glaucoma patients and would be honored to take care of you. I pledge to
provide the highest quality and ethical care.

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