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About Us

Triangle Eye Institute

Triangle Eye Institute and Triangle Laser & Aesthetic Center proudly brings world-class eye care and cosmetic treatment options to patients throughout the Bakersfield, CA community. From eye exams and glaucoma surgery to BOTOX and skin rejuvenation services, Dr. Steven Yaplee and his skilled team are pleased to offer comprehensive care in a relaxing, patient-centric environment. Our upscale office boasts a welcoming reception area, private treatment rooms, and the latest in technology to meet your needs. Triangle Eye Institute is also equipped with an accredited on-site operating room and recovery area where you can relax following surgical ophthalmic procedures. We are conveniently located on Brimhall Road and look forward to serving your vision and aesthetic needs.


Our Story

Meet Dr. Yaplee

Dr. Steven M. Yaplee is an exceptionally trained, board-certified ophthalmologist proudly serving the Bakersfield and Delano, CA communities with specialized vision and comprehensive ophthalmology care. With decades of experience, he offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services and is a notably distinguished board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist throughout Kern and Tulare counties. Dr. Yaplee is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of eye care when diagnosing and treating cataracts, glaucoma, pterygium, and other common and rare eye conditions.

Education And Training

After earning his degree from the University of California, Davis, Dr. Yaplee attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He then went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. To further his expertise, Dr. Yaplee completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Louisiana State University Eye Center in New Orleans, LA. As a glaucoma specialist, he has extensive experience in inpatient, outpatient, and surgical procedures. He has also completed extensive clinical research in the treatment and management of glaucoma using advanced microsurgical techniques.


Specialties And Expertise

As one of the foremost ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists in Bakersfield, CA, Dr. Yaplee maintains an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care. Along with specializing in glaucoma conditions, he offers advanced diagnostics and treatment for vision loss, cataracts, retinal disease and issues, and a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions and procedures. Dr. Yaplee is passionate about ensuring his patients look and feel their best, and expanded his practice in 2009 to include aesthetic treatment options. His medical expertise and knowledge of facial anatomy provide him with a unique perspective and an ideal blend of skill sets which he applies toward helping men and women achieve their vision and cosmetic goals.

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