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Dr. Boxer Wachler's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Boxer Wachler "Dr. Brian is regarded as one of the top TRUSTED leaders in the field of Keratoconus, LASIK and other vision correction procedures. His role as the "doctor's doctor" has been earned through his unwavering integrity and broad expertise. He is often consulted by other eye surgeons who need assistance with challenging patients or by patients who need repairs for previous surgery. Other eye surgeons come to him when they need eye surgery. As well as being Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he was elected to the InternationalRefractive Surgery Club (IRSC), a leadership society of the world's best refractive surgeons. He was director of theUCLA Laser Refractive Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. He authored the best-selling book Modern Management of Keratoconus in 2008. This is the "FIRST" book to address alternatives to cornea transplant and is one of the most detailed and widely consulted physician resources and consumer publications in the field. Dr. Brian received the 2010 Jules Stein Living Tribute Award for performing the vision saving C3-R® Crosslinking System on U.S. Olympic Bobsled Driver Steven Holcomb that helped restore his vision, enabling him to win the Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – this was the first Gold Medal for the United States in bobsled in 62 years. Subsequently he renamed the procedure Holcomb C3-R® Crosslinking System in honor of Steven Holcomb who brought world-wide attention to this vision-preserving treatment. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Steven won two Bronze medals, making him the most celebrated bobsledder in American history."
This content was provided by Dr. Boxer Wachler "Since 1993 "Dr. Brian" (as his patients affectionately know him) has been caring for patients. His philosophy about patient care is a bit unconventional: all his patients have his cell phone number and personal email address in case they ever need to ask him a question or advice about about other medical recommendations. Patients feel like they are part of the family, not just like a patient. One of Dr. Brian's special qualities is that although he sees patients from all "walks of life," Dr. Brian is described as one of the most "down to earth" doctors people have met. Everyone receives the same high quality of care regardless if you are a famous celebrity or a manual laborer in the field. He has a special empathy for all people who have eye problems since his career mission is to help everyone who needs him. You can read many Boxer Wachler reviews here: http://www.boxerwachler.com/reviews/ Dr. Brian is often referred to as America's TV Eye Doctor, appearing on numerous news shows."
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
Implantable Contact Lens
Laser Cataract Surgery
Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
Medical School | Graduated 1993
St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
Saint Louis University Eye Institute
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Hunkeler Eye Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Univ. Of Kansas, Dept. Of Ophthalmology
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Best of LA Nominee, 2011
The Vision Awards, Jules Stein Living Tribute Award, 2010
Staar Surgical, Visian ICL Center of Excellence Award, 2007
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Faculty Award for Five Years of Service, 2009
American Academy of Opthalmology Senior Achievement Award, 2010
Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Society, Gold Medal for Career Scientific Contributions, 2001
International Society for Refractive Surgery, International Refractive Surgery Club Inductee, 2002
Best of LA Viewers Choice, 2010
Los Angeles Magazine, Super Doctors, 2010
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretariat Award, 2006
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Achievement Award, 2003
Media & Publications
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