Michael J. Sakamoto, M.D.

Stephen A. Lin, M.D. | Board Certified Ophthalmologist Manteca CA

Michael James Sakamoto, M.D was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan where his father worked for the U.S.A.F. He attended the University of Redlands where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. He went on to graduate school on an NIH fellowship to study Molecular Biology at Tufts University and Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. Turning his attention to medicine took him to UCLA, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco and a residency and chief residency in Ophthalmology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. This was followed by a Shaffer fellowship in Glaucoma at UCSF.

In 1991 Dr. Sakamoto moved to the Central Valley, where he practices Ophthalmology with a specialty in glaucoma in Sacramento and Modesto.

Dr. Sakamoto is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma society. He enjoys spending time with his family and counts foreign travel, swimming, cooking, and following his beloved Dodgers as hobbies.

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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope that you and your families are well. To continue to protect the health of our patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions as we provide the eye care that our community needs:

  • All patients and staff must now wear masks within the clinic building. Please bring one from home.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling patients with fever, cough, or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.

If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

Following state guidelines, the doctors at Central Valley Eye have recently resumed performing elective surgeries. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that needed to be postponed. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

Warmest regards,

Brandy Simpson
Practice Manager
Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.