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John E. Bokosky, MD, FACS

John E. Bokosky, MD, FACS

Cataract, Comprehensive, Cornea, Dry Eye, LASIK


Medical Director – Cornea & External Disease – Refractive Surgeon

Dr. John E. Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a highly esteemed San Diego surgeon celebrated for his exceptional expertise in cornea surgery and vision correction. Currently serving as the Medical Director at Eye Care of San Diego, Dr. Bokosky holds key positions at renowned institutions including Scripps-Mercy Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego County. His distinguished career includes a notable stint as the chief of ophthalmology at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

A recipient of numerous appointments and awards, Dr. Bokosky serves as the Medical Director of the San Diego Eye Bank. He is recognized as a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has previously held the position of president at the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society. His consistent recognition as a “Top Doctor” by peers in the San Diego Medical Society reflects his unwavering commitment to excellence.

His specialized training in ophthalmology includes certification to perform laser vision correction, including LASIK and PRK, and certification to perform Intacs for the treatment of keratoconus. Dr. Bokosky has surgical expertise in penetrating, lamellar and endothelial corneal transplant surgery; cataract extraction using phacoemulsification; LenSx; ORA; intraocular lens implants (IOL); and multifocal and accommodative IOL options, including Restor, Tecnis and Crystalens. He consults on complicated intraocular lens implant problems and diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, including dry eye, blepharitis, post-refractive issues, and severe ocular and corneal conditions, including infections. He performs pterygium surgery with ocular surfacing using amniotic membrane grafting and limbal stem cell transplants.

Outside of his medical pursuits, Dr. Bokosky finds joy in skiing, reading, and traveling. For individuals seeking consultations on vision correction, appointments with Dr. Bokosky can be scheduled through Eye Care of San Diego, where his commitment to excellence and patient care is evident.

Dr. Bokosky completed a training program in corneal and external diseases at the University of Michigan. He earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of Illinois. He performed his internship at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • California Medical Association
  • San Diego Medical Society

Currently, Dr. Bokosky is the medical director for the San Diego Eye Bank. His other appointments include Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and past president of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Bokosky has been voted “Top Doctor” by his peers in the San Diego Medical Society many times over the years.

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3939 Third Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
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700 West El Norte Parkway
Escondido, California 92026
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9834 Genesee Avenue
Suite 428
La Jolla, California 92037
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5330 Carroll Canyon Road
Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92121
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