Department of Ophthalmology

Faculty Profile

David Bogorad, M.D.
Clinical Arena

Summary: As a comprehensive ophthalmologist Dr. Bogorad provides for a wide spectrum of eye care extending from the need for glasses and care of dry eyes to 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: Glasses, cataracts, routine eye examinations, medical glaucoma and screening, diabetic eye examination, dry eyes. Laser vision correction, LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, multifocal lens implants.

Key symptoms: Ocular dryness, tearing, itching, floaters. Blurred distance and/or near vision. Inability or unwillingness to tolerate glasses and/or contact lenses.

Appointments or to
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LASIK: 706-651-1291

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-- Professor of Ophthalmology --Director Refractive Surgery Service --Department Vice-Chairman --
Extramural roles: -- Georgia Society of Ophthalmology Foundation - Chair --
Educational Background
B.A. Experimental Psychology --Columbia University --1970

M.D. --New York University School of Medicine --1974

Internal Medicine Residency --New York University, Bellevue --1976

Ophthalmology Residency --New York University --1979

Board Certified --American Board of Ophthalmology --1980

Bio >>> 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 4,000 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.

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.