Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Ophthalmology Beverly Hills, CA

Member, Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine

Office Address

  • 465 N Roxbury Dr Ste 902
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Phone: (310) 860-1900
    Fax: (310) 860-1902

Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Ophthalmology Beverly Hills, CA

Member, Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine


  • Dr. 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 procedures on patients from all over the world. He published the largest study to date on Intacs treatment. Due to his pioneering work, Intacs and Holcomb C3-R is now recognized as a treatment for Keratoconus. Dr. Brian has written 3 books on Keratoconus: Modern Management of Keratoconus, Holcomb C3-R Crosslinking for Keratoconus and Other Disorders & How We Conquered Keratoconus.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Cornea & External Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Keratoconus; Phakic Intraocular Lenses; Corneal Topography; Cataract; Cataract Extraction; Photorefractive Keratectomy; Retrospective Studies; Postoperative Complications; Cornea; Laser In Situ Keratomileusis; Radial Keratotomy

Education & Medical Training

  • Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • St Louis University School of MedicineSt Louis University School of Medicine
  • St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • One of America’s Top OphthalmologistConsumer Research Council, 2011
  • Best of Los Angeles Top Nominee2011
  • Senior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Safety and efficacy of transepithelial crosslinking (C3-R.CXL)  Boxer Wachler BS, Pinelli R, Ertan A, Chan CC, J Cataract and Refract Surg, 1/1/2010
  • Optimizing the vault of collagen copolymer phakic intraocular lenses in eyes with keratoconus and myopia: Comparison of 2 methods  Vicente LL, Boxer Wachler BS, J Cataract Refract Surg, 1/1/2010
  • Factors that correlate with improvement in vision after combined Intacs and trans-epithelial corneal crosslinking  Vicente LL, Boxer Wachler BS, British J Ophthal, 1/1/2010

Books/Book Chapters

  • Mastery of Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus and other Disorders  
    Boxer Wachler BS
    Editors: .Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing
  • How We Conquered Keratoconus – First Hand Experiences from Those who Took their Lives Back from their Devastating Eye Disease  
    Boxer Wachler BS
    Editors: .
  • Keratoconus & Keratoectasia Chapter: Intacs for the treatment of keratoconus and keratoectasia 
    Waring GO IV, Stahl JE, Boxer Wachler BS, Trattler WB
    Editors: Wang M.SLACK Inc.


  • Modern management of keratoconus JCAHPO Annual Meeting - 11/1/2012
  • Use of tissue glue instead of suture to close ICRS entry incision American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting - 4/1/2012
  • Advanced management of keratoconus Annual Postgraduate Convention of Loma Linda Unverisity Department of Ophthalmology - 3/1/2012


  • “Behind the Lens” film in film festival Boxer Wachler BS
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, 2009; American Society of Catara - 5/1/2009
  • Faculty, Danger zone - refractive surgery nightmares abd worst-case scenarios: a video based course 
    American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting - 11/1/2008
  • Faculty, Video grand rounds: new refractive techniques and LASIK 
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium, 2003; American Academy of Ophthalmolo - 10/1/2005

Other Languages

  • Spanish


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