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Dr. Barry KatzmanSan Diego Lasik

Dr. Katzman has been a leading provider of quality eye care for people in San Diego for over 30 years. His success has grew his eye care center from a small practice, to over seven locations in an effort to fulfill a growing demand for excellent vision care and LASIK.

Our very own Dr. Katzman is passionate about his career and staff and dedicated to providing the very best possible outcome for each individual patient. To further progress his craft, he holds a strong interest in further advancing investigative technologies to help increase the scope and capability of eye care professionals around the world. Thus far in his career, he has actively participated in over 100 FDA clinical trials and is currently an investigator for several different laser, cataract, lens implant, and drug studies for continuous education.

“As an eye surgeon, my passion comes from the happiness of each patient when they start seeing things clearly again. It really is a life changing event to have your vision restored. I’ve been privileged to help thousands of people enjoy life a little more and that makes it all worth it.” – Dr. Barry Katzman

Our patients always enjoy Dr. Katzman’s unique and compassionate nature because he has a genuine concern for each patient he sees. He always goes out of his way to make himself available weekends, holidays, after hours, to address his patients concerns. Dr. Katzman is very humble and always walks his patients through the process from beginning to end to ensure they understand each and every detail associated with complicated eye conditions. He holds a strong dedication to providing top quality LASIK eye surgery and cataract surgery for his patients.

Dr. Katzman is a resident of San Diego and enjoys spending plenty of quality time with his wife and two children. He is an avid sports fan, but his absolute favorite is basketball. Dr. Katzman willingly donates hundreds of hours each year providing eye care for people affiliated with charitable organizations which are less fortunate and cannot afford it. His experience in San Diego LASIK surgery has earned him numerous honors.


Lasik Board Certified


Lensx (laser refractive surgery) certified
Collaborative IRB certified
Alcon certified
Refractec CK certified

Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical surgical Director West Coast Eye Care
Medical director West Coast Medical Spa
Global Director of laser Refractive Cataract and Surgical Services AOS
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery
American Intraocular implant society
California Medical Society
San Diego County Medical Society
International Academy of sports vision

Chosen as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by consumer research council of America Recipient of the Patient Choice Award
Voted Top Doctor in the category of Ophthalmology in San Diego County by San Diego Magazine
Received AMA recognition awards
California favorite physician award recipient Armed Forces of Pathology certificate

Investigator for various laser refractive, cataract, implants and drug studies

Dr. Charles W. Flowers Jr. Educational Credentials

San Diego Lasik Surgeon

Dr. Flowers graduated from Stanford University in California with a degree in chemistry and received his M.D. degree from Cornell University School of Medicine, where he was distinctly honored as a National Medical Fellowships Scholar. He then completed an internship in general surgery and residency training in ophthalmology at the Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine, where he was honored as the Intern of the Year, and received an esteemed National Eye Institute Fellowship. Upon Completion of his residency training, Dr. Flowers completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Estelle Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Dr. Flowers proceeded to distinguish himself in the field of refractive surgery by authoring textbook chapters and articles, and conducting research in corneal surgical mapping and healing patterns. His dedication to providing top quality San Diego LASIK eye surgery and San Diego cataract surgery for his patients.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Flowers received faculty appointments as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Charles R. Drew University and at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute in California. During his time in academia, Dr. Flowers continued his work in corneal refractive surgery and conducted pioneering work in the field of telemedicine. He rose to the level of Associate Professor at UCLA in CA. Dr. Flowers specializes in LASIK surgery San Diego and related refractive surgeries and has been honored repeatedly including being recognized as one of the nation’s top eye surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and as one of San Diego’s top LASIK surgeons by San Diego Magazine. His experience in San Diego LASIK surgery has earned him numerous honors.


1981-1985 Stanford University, Stanford California, B.S. Degree, Chemistry
1985-1989 Cornell University Medical College, NYC, New York, M.D. Degree

National Medical Fellowship Scholar
Recipient of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Merit Award

1989-1990 Internship – General Surgery, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
1990-1993 Ophthalmology Residency, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
1992-1993 Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
1993-1995 Fellowship – Corneal and Refractive Surgery & External Disease, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California

Board Certified – National Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certified – American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellow – American College of SurgeonsLasik Doctor San Diego
Fellow – American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, 2002
Director, Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew Lasik Surgeon San DiegoUniversity of Medicine, 2002
Director, Urban Telemedicine Resource Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, 2002
Director, Surgical Services, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, 2002
Adhoc Reviewer, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1996
Adhoc Reviewer, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 1998

Intern of the Year, Department of Surgery, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, 1990
Outstanding Scientific Poster Presentation Award, National Medical Association, 1992
National Eye Institute Travel Fellowship, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 1994
Award of Excellence in Resident Training, Doheny Eye Institute, USC School of Medicine, 1995
1998 Innovator’s Award, Health Data Management Magazine, 1998
Computer-World Smithsonian Laureate, Smithsonian Institute Permanent Research Collection, 1998
Teleconferencing Excellence Award, International Teleconferencing Association, 1999
RCMI Research Award of Excellence, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, 2000
America’s Top Opthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2002 – Lasik Eye Surgery San Diego
San Diego’s Top Doctors, San Diego Magazine, 2004 – Eye Surgery San Diego

Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Intracular Lens Power Calculations in the Corneal Triple Procedure, 1994
Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Decentration & Defocusing on the Accuracy of Corneal Topography Systems, 1995
Co-Principal Investigator, Effects of Topical Medications of Epithelial Healing Following Excimer Laser PRK, 1995
Principal Investigator, Urban Telemedicine Demonstration Project, 1996
Principal Investigator, The Utility of Telemedicine for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in the Inner City, 1999
Principal Investigator, Los Angeles Urban Telemedicine Network Project, 2000

“Mechanical Methods in Refractive Corneal Surgery” Curr Opin Ophthalmology 1994; 6:81-89
“Radial Keratotomy,” Book Chapter in Laser and Conventional Refractive Surgery, BMJ Publishing, 1996; 210-268
“Computer-Assisted Analysis of Corneal Topography,” in Laser and Conventional Refractive Surgery, BMJ, 1996; 89-127
“Clinical Results of Excimer Laser PRK for Myopia,” Book Chapter in Refractive Surgery, Appleton Lange, 1997: 441-53
“Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy,” Article in Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, W.B. Saunders, 2001; 1-8

San Diego CA Lasik Surgeon Doctor Charles Flowers dedicates his practice to providing exceptional care to his patients. Click here to see some of his Lasik patients testimonials from their Lasik procedure. Click here to read our LASIK faq page.

By Barry Katzman