Brian Boxer Wachler is a leading keratoconus
treatment expert. He is considered by many as "The
Keratoconus Guru." He was the first in the United States
to report the results of Intacs for Keratoconus in 1999. For
over 14 years, he has performed many thousands of Keratoconus
procedures on patients from all over the world. He published
the largest study to date on Intacs treatment for Keratoconus.
Due to his pioneering work, Intacs is now recognized as a
treatment for Keratoconus.
Dr. Brian has authored 3 books on Keratoconus: Modern
Management of Keratoconus, Holcomb C3-R Crosslinking
for Keratoconus and Other Disorders & How We
Dr. Brian served on
the medical advisory board for a non-profit keratoconus organization.
He recently was presented with a Gold Medal for his scientific
contributions for the reduction of glare and halo risk in
vision correction surgery. He received the honor of serving
as Vice-Chairperson of the International Society of Refractive
Surgery Annual Meeting in 2002. He lectures, teaches and publishes
extensively on surgical vision correction. Dr. Brian works
with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
clinical trials for investigating new procedures, equipment,
Click here to read a letter about Dr. Brian's contributions
to the United States Department of Defense.
Dr. Brian received the 2010 Jules Stein Living Tribute Award
for inventing C3-R and performing it on U.S. Olympic Bobsled
Driver Steve 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. "Holcomb C3-R" was renamed in Steve's honor
on The Doctors television show in 2010 because
of the world-wide recognition that Steve brought to the procedure.
Dr. Brian was the first doctor in the world (except
for Germany) to perform corneal
collagen cross linking and in 2003 he invented the
1 day recovery, non-invasive Holcomb C3-R Crosslinking System.
Dr. Brian has the LONGEST corneal crosslinking track record
of any doctor in the United States, Canada, Asia, Latin America
& South America, and Europe (except for Germany). Would
you trust your precious eyes (you only have two of them!)
to someone who just learned these procedures to save a few
dollars? This is why patients from all over the world who
signs come to Dr. Brian to learn about keratoconus
causes and undergo treatment.
Brian is regarded as one of the top leaders in the sub-specialty
of Keratoconus Vision Improvement. 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 that need repairs.
He was the Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center at
the Jules Stein Eye Institute for many years. He is also on
staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Doctors representing all parts of the Medical Field commonly fly in from all over the United States and outside countries to have Dr. Brian treat them with his unique and proprietary treatments. His surgery patients also include many Registered Nurses and Pharmacists. Dr. Brian is also sought after by numerous celebrities, film and TV stars, famous musicians, professional athletes, CEOs, and goverment leaders in the United States and abroad who literally have millions of dollars on the line and trust only Dr. Brian with their eyes.
One of Dr. Brian's special qualities is that although he sees patients from all "walks of life" (famous and non-famous), 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.
HOW CAN A 'BEVERLY HILLS DOCTOR' BE "DOWN-TO-EARTH"?
Answer: Partly because the of type of person Dr. Brian is and partly because he became a doctor at Dartmouth Medical School.
Dartmouth is located in scenic, rural New Hampshire in New England. Dr. Brian explains, "Our professors were incredibly humble and kind, yet famous - they commonly invited us students over to their homes for lunch or dinner where we met their own families. That is unheard of in any medical school. Virtually all graduates of Dartmouth Medical School had this example that shaped the types of doctors we became: 'down-to-earth' and being just plain nice to people. Those experiences back then helped shape how Dartmouth Medical School graduates practice medicine to this day - being kind and humble with our patients, 'No egos allowed'."
Please read the below note about Dr. Brian's practice philosophy:
well as being Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology,
Dr. Brian is Chief Editor of the popular
book, Modern Management of Keratoconus.
He is the author of the LASIK Consumer Report, one of the
most detailed and widely consulted consumer publications in
the field. Dr. Brian has pioneered surgical techniques and
guidelines that have become industry standard. He also
has been extensively interviewed on TV, radio, and in magazines
and newspapers - Dr. Brian is considered "America's
Eye Doctor" by the media.
Brian is a "family man." He has been married for
over 20 years to Selina, whom he met in college at summer
camp when they were counselors. He still refers to her as
his "summer camp sweetheart."
He loves raising their fraternal twin daughters, now seven
years old, and takes every Monday afternoon off from the
office to pick up them up from school.
a surgeon, he enjoys working with his hands. In his spare
time, he uses them to restore classic American muscle cars (his twin daughters even help out too!).
here to watch how he creatively incorporated a 1971 Dodger
Charger R/T into an educational laser video.
an educational piece about the Visian ICL lens for keratoconus
and myopia, Dr. Brian created an entertaining film "Behind
the Lens" about what it was like to do a live vision
procedure in front of millions of people on NBC’s Today
Show. If you'd like to see a "slice in the life" of Dr. Brian,
you'll certainly enjoy this.
P.S. The Charger
makes a rare cameo appearance. P.P.S. This film features rare
footage "from the vault" of Dr. Brian in tights! (not enough
room to explain here - you'll have to watch the movie to understand)...
Click here to watch "Behind the Lens" at its Los
Brian teaching the latest techniques for managing
More information about Dr. Brian can be found by
searching the words "brian boxer wachler"
on your favorite internet search engine.
2010 Vision Awards
Brian and Steven Holcomb were honored at the 2010 Vision Awards
for their historic accomplishments that led to a Gold Medal
at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Dr.
Brian received the Jules Stein Living Tribute Award for inventing
Holcomb C3-R and Steven received the Athlete of Vision
Award for the Gold Medal. Many celebrities were on hand
including Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, astronaut Buzz
Aldrin, comedienne Lilly Tomlin, cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill
Dorfman, and actor Billy Bob Thornton among many others.
at the podium
before the press
with his gold medal and plaque
Dr. Brian & Steven
You can also find Dr. Brian at:
Patients come to us from all over the United
States and often from other countries. Please click
below to listen to patients share in their own words how
the process was for them and the ways their lives have been
Keratoconus is the thinning and bulging of
the cornea. Treatments include Intacs®,
cornea collagen cross
linking, and if keratoconus progresses to a serious level,
cornea transplantation. Dr Brian Boxer Wachler is a specialist
in keratoconus evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Brian Boxer
Wachler of the Boxer
Wachler Vision Institute is well known for his contribution
to the ophthalmic industry and for his other eye care efforts.
Wachler has helped preserve or improve the vision of many
patients. Dr. Boxer Wachler is often asked to lecture, both
in the United States and abroad, about his advancements in
and in the treatment of keratoconus. Dr. Boxer
Wachler has his private practice in the Beverly Hills
area of Los Angeles.
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