John E. Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director – Cornea & External Disease – Refractive Surgeon

San Diego Ophthalmologist Dr. John Bokosky

John E. Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a well-respected San Diego surgeon who specializes in cornea surgery and vision correction. He is on staff at multiple hospitals throughout San Diego County, including Scripps-Mercy Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital. He is the former chief of ophthalmology at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

Appointments & Awards

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.

Areas of Expertise

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.

Education & Training

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.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Dr. Bokosky is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the following organizations:

  • 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

In his free time, Dr. Bokosky enjoys skiing, reading and traveling..

Contact Dr. John Bokosky

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your vision correction needs with Dr. Bokosky, please contact Eye Care of San Diego today.