Brian A. Francis, MD
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Brian A. Francis, MD

  • Glaucoma
Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County | 18111 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Dr. Brian Francis holds the Rupert and Gertrude Steiger Vision Research Chair at Doheny Eye Centers-UCLA and is a leading expert in the field of glaucoma surgical treatment and diagnostics. He is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), a new group of surgeries including Trabectome, iStent, canaloplasty, endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), as well as others still in clinical trials. He also has an interest in new imaging modalities in glaucoma diagnosis including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM).

Additional Practice Locations:
Doheny Eye Center - Arcadia
622 W. Duarte Road
Suite 101
Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: 626-254-9010
Fax: 626-254-9019


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1998


Glaucoma, UCSF Medical Center, 1997


Ophthalmology, Tulane University Hospital & Clinics, 1996


Transitional, Tulane University Hospital & Clinics, 1993


MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1992


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Medical Services



Grippo TM, Töteberg-Harms M, Giovingo M, Francis BA, de Crom RMPC, Jerkins B, Brubaker JW, An J, Radcliffe N, Noecker R. Evidence-Based Consensus Guidelines Series for MicroPulse Transscleral Laser Therapy - Surgical Technique, Post-Operative Care, Expected Outcomes and Retreatment/EnhancementsClin Ophthalmol. 2023;17:71-83


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  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2024
  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022 - 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2018