Dr. Kaukwok Ho, MD

Dr. Kaukwok Ho, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Kaukwok Ho, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch Of Med in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

8040 N Wickham Rd Ste 102

Melbourne, FL 32940

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Ho's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ho "Dr. Kaukwok Frederick Ho is a board certified ophthalmologist specialized in cataract surgery, multifocal lens implant, laser surgery, diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as the full spectrum of vision disorders. Dr. Ho is also recognized for his expertise in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery. He has been voted a Top Doctor in the US by the Consumer's Guide to Top Doctors and a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer's Research Council of America. He has earned a Superior Service Award from the Angie's List and a Health Grades Recognized Physician Award. Dr. K. Frederick Ho is the medical director of Atlantic Eye MD and Atlantic Surgery and Laser Center, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. An honors graduate of the California Institute of Technology, Dr Ho earned his medical degree from Washington University, St. Louis. His ophthalmology residency was completed at Barnes Hospital and Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Ho was awarded a prestigious Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship by the Children's Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Ho offers his time and expertise in service agencies in his community as well as national and international organizations, including the Brevard Health Alliance, the Lupus Foundation and the Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind. He has been honored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for his volunteer work in ophthalmology and eye surgery. Dr. Ho instructed doctors while performing eye surgery in China on a jet equipped with an operating room for Project ORBIS. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ho "Our goal is to provide our patients excellent, personalized eye care in a friendly and compassionate environment.

We use our knowledge and skill to protect your precious gift of sight."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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28  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Calif Inst Tech
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Wash U Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Barnes/Wash U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Childrens Ntl Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ho has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ho's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ho to family and friends
73 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (73)

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Dr. Ho's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

I have been a patient of Dr. Ho for several years leading up to the need for cataract surgery. Dr. Ho and his staff were always efficient, pleasant, and professional. Upon setting up for cataract surgery, I was more than ever impressed with the thoroughness and proficiency of Dr. Ho and his staff....more
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I had a big scare a couple if years ago seeing flickering lights &knew it could mean retinal detachment. I was referred to Dr.Ho. With his calm reassurance,he immediately put me at ease and continues to watch this. I then had cataract surgery on both eyes. Again his calm reassurance &easy manner...more
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As a retired healthcare professional (RN, Nursing Administration, Hospital Administration) I have only the highest praise for Dr. Ho and his staff. I recently had bilateral cataract removal surgeries. The staff is exceptionally professional and competent. Dr. Ho is always pleasant and courteous and...more
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Dr Ho preformed cataract surgery on me a few months ago and I'm so happy with the results. I can hardly believe the difference. Funny story...(He operates on one eye then a few weeks later operates on the eye.) Between the 2 operations, I was looking at the ocean. The one eye that had the...more
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Dr Ho is a phenomenal ophthalmologist. He uses his education and years of training and experience to consistently provide excellent care to his patients. Dr. Ho has always made time in his weekly schedule to address emergency situations. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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