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The Staff

Our staff is among the most highly trained in the country. But for us, personal care and attention are equally important to advanced training and certification. We take time to get to know you and your eyes, answer (and encourage) questions, and determine exactly the right procedure for your condition. Every day, our team attends to patients and equipment to ensure that the procedures we perform provide a worry-free experience and result in the freedom to see clearly and naturally.

In addition to our team of surgeons, our staff includes three distinct roles: our patient education counselors, our medical engineers, and our team of doctors providing preoperative and postoperative care.

Patient Education Counselors

Our patient education counselors have extensive training and experience in the field of refractive surgery. They devote their time to patient education. They contribute to patient education books and other widely-used patient education resources to make sure that you are satisfied with your choices.

Medical Engineers

Unlike any other facilities in the country, our team includes a full-time medical engineer, a Chief Technical Officer, as well as software and hardware specialists in both laser and diagnostic equipment. The equipment is calibrated before every patient to ensure accuracy. Proprietary software tracks patient outcomes to insure precision. The Chief Technical Officer oversees the technology and is active in the development of new software, devices, and surgical instruments to advance the field of vision correction surgery.

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Team Of Doctors

Looking for a San Francisco laser eye surgeon you can trust? Our doctors, who are involved in your preoperative testing and postoperative care, are among the top professionals in the field. They are experts in using the most advanced diagnostic technology. They contribute to scientific research. They present and publish their data and techniques. They educate. But most importantly, they take care of you.

Dr. Ella Faktorovich

Dr. Faktorovich is a juggernaut in the field of vision correction. She is the Chair of the annual San Francisco Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Symposium, where over 100 nationally and internationally-renowned specialists have taught advanced procedures in vision correction. She and her practice are the first choice for other physicians, surgeons, CEOs, and industry leaders in the Bay Area and beyond. With an international base of clientele, she is a recognized leader in a highly-competitive field.

Dr. Ella Faktorovich founded Pacific Vision Institute in 1998. Her commitment to advancing refractive options for patients has led her to being recognized as one of the world’s leading ophthalmologists. She is one of the first surgeons in San Francisco to have performed LASIK vision correction and is also first surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. To date she has performed tens of thousands of procedures.

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Background and Education

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley, Dr. Faktorovich received her Medical Degree with honors from UCSF School of Medicine. After completing her ophthalmology residency at UCSF, she devoted two years to advanced sub-specialized training and research in laser and refractive surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine.

She is highly respected in her field and has taught numerous LASIK procedures as well as other advanced laser and refractive surgery methods to her peers. She has received numerous awards and honors for her dedication and innovations in the field.

Dr. Ella Faktorovich – Contributions to the Field of Refractive Surgery

Dr. Faktorovich has made significant contributions to the refractive surgery field with award-winning research on corneal healing following laser vision correction. In addition to publishing numerous articles, abstracts and book chapters on corneal transplantation and laser and refractive surgery, she is often called upon to lecture on her advanced techniques, both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Faktorovich authored the definitive textbook on the use of femtosecond laser technology in all-laser LASIK or IntraLASIK The book has been reviewed in the American Journal of Ophthalmology and received praise from fellow surgeons as “a necessary book to read for any refractive surgeon

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Dr. Faktorovich, Educator

Dr. Faktorovich is the founder and Chair of the annual San Francisco Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Symposium and the Pacific Vision Institute Research Foundation.

Honors and Awards

She is listed in the Best Doctors in America and in the Top 100 Health Professionals in the World. Under her leadership, Pacific Vision Institute invests in more state-of-the-art technology than any refractive surgery practice in San Francisco.

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