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Francis Mah, MD

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Dr. Francis Mah, MD


Phone Number
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Ophthalmology


Francis Mah, MD, is an ophthalmologist specializing in advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. He believes in using the latest techniques to treat each patient with compassion and respect, just as though they were members of his own family. Dr. Mah has special clinical interests in corneal diseases and infections, corneal transplant surgery (DSAEK, PKP, DALK), advanced small incision laser cataract surgery, premium intraocular lenses, and refractive surgery, such as LASIK and PRK.

Dr. Mah treats corneal dystrophies, such as Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy and anterior stromal dystrophies, as well as keratoconus and other corneal thinning disorders. In addition, he has done research and is considered an international expert on corneal infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic).

He holds leadership positions in ophthalmology academies and societies and has taught LASIK and cataract surgery at academy and society meetings worldwide. A popular speaker who has delivered addresses on ophthalmic surgeries in more than 50 countries on 6 continents, Dr. Mah is an esteemed educator who has disseminated his expertise through more than 200 presentations and clinical publications.

Dr. Mah was selected as a “Top Doctor” for 2013. This is the 10th consecutive year the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine have compiled this esteemed list of board-certified physicians who are held in the highest regard by their peers.

When he is not providing care to patients, Dr. Mah enjoys playing tennis with his oldest son, golf with his younger son, swimming with his daughter, and practicing yoga with his wife.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, 2001

Medical Education

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, MD, 1995


  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Internal Medicine, 1996


  • University of Pittsburgh, Ophthalmology, 1999


  • University of Pittsburgh, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, 2000
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