Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Ophthalmology Beverly Hills, CA

Member, Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine

Office Address

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


  • 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.

Dr. Boxer Wachler's 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

Dr. Boxer Wachler's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Medical StaffCedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • DirectorBoxer Wachler Vision Institute
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Assistant Professor of OphthalmologyJules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Department of Ophthalmology
    Los Angeles, CA
  • DirectorJules Stein Eye Institute
    Los Angeles, CA
  • DirectorUCLA Laser Refractive Center
  • DirectorRefractive Surgery
  • DirectorRefractive Surgery Clinic

Dr. Boxer Wachler's Education & Medical Training

  • St Louis University School of MedicineSt Louis University School of MedicineResidency, Ophthalmology
  • St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Dartmouth MedGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthMedical School
  • University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Los AngelesOther Training, B.S., Psychobiology

Dr. Boxer Wachler's Certifications & Licensure

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

Dr. Boxer Wachler's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Consumer Research CouncilOne of America’s Top OphthalmologistConsumer Research Council, 2011
  • Best of Los Angeles Top Nominee2011
  • American Academy of OphthalmologySenior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010
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Dr. Boxer Wachler's Publications & Presentations

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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 methodsVicente 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 crosslinkingVicente LL, Boxer Wachler BS, British J Ophthal, 1/1/2010
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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 & KeratoectasiaChapter: Intacs for the treatment of keratoconus and keratoectasia
    Waring GO IV, Stahl JE, Boxer Wachler BS, Trattler WB
    Editors: Wang M.SLACK Inc.
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  • Modern management of keratoconusJCAHPO Annual Meeting - 11/1/2012
  • Use of tissue glue instead of suture to close ICRS entry incisionAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting - 4/1/2012
  • Advanced management of keratoconusAnnual Postgraduate Convention of Loma Linda Unverisity Department of Ophthalmology - 3/1/2012
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  • “Behind the Lens” film in film festivalBoxer 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
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Other Languages

  • Spanish

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