David Bogorad

David Bogorad, MD,FACS

Professor, Ophthalmology
Director Refractive Surgery Service


Dr. Bogorad has a long-standing interest in surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. His general practice focuses on cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. He has performed thousands of cataract extractions with intra-ocular lens implants, and over 5,000 LASIK procedures. As well, he is experienced in corneal transplantation, RK and PRK surgery, INTACS and epikeratophakia. Previously, he was director of refractive surgery in the Henry Ford Health System Department of Ophthalmology, one of the nation's largest eye departments, and pioneered LASIK surgery in that institution. He was responsible for the credentialing of other Henry Ford eye surgeons in LASIK surgery. He is now Director of Refractive Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University Dr. Bogorad has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He holds a full professorship of Ophthalmology at MCG, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a past President of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He continues to serve as the Chair of the Foundation of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bogorad received the MD degree with Honors from the New York University School of Medicine, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He received an award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in an international competition of eye surgery training videos. Dr. Bogorad has been an author of articles in the peer review literature, including citations in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. As well, he has authored chapters in medical texts, and lectured extensively at regional and national meetings.

Clinical Arena

Summary:As a comprehensive ophthalmologist Dr. Bogorad provides for a wide spectrum of eye care extending from  cataract surgery, care for early diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. As the premier refractive surgeon at MCG he also provides treatments that reduce the dependence on glasses or contact lenses for clear distance and near vision, due to near or farsightedness and astigmatism.

Care areas: Cataracts,  medical glaucoma and screening, diabetic eye examination, dry eyes. Laser vision correction, LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, lens implants to correct astigmatism.

Key symptoms: Ocular floaters. Blurred distance and/or near vision. Difficulty seeing clearly to drive at night. Inability or unwillingness to tolerate glasses and/or contact lenses.

Specialty: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Educational Background

BA Experimental Psychology Columbia University (1970)
MD New York University School of Medicine (1974) (With Honors)
Internal Medicine Residency New York University, Bellevue (1976)
Ophthalmology Residency New York University (1979)
Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology (1980)