Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.
Director of Refractive Surgery, Cataract, LASIK & Corneal Surgeon
Dr. De Rojas is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cataract, refractive and corneal surgeon who also serves as the Director of Refractive Surgery at Center For Sight. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, graduating at the top of his class and from the Honors Program, and then received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency training at Columbia University Medical Center, where he was Chief Surgical Resident, followed by a Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.
Dr. De Rojas specializes in premium and laser-assisted cataract and lens replacement surgery, as well as refractive surgery with LASIK, PRK, and the Implantable Collamer Lens (Evo ICL). He is also an expert in the medical and surgical management of Fuchs’ Dystrophy, Keratoconus, and other conditions of the cornea and ocular surface. Dr. De Rojas frequently performs minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), often in conjunction with cataract surgery.
Dr. De Rojas has extensive scientific research experience, authoring peer-reviewed publications, chapters, reviews, editorials, and paper presentations. In addition, he has presented his research at national and international academic conferences and has received funding from the National Institute of Health. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. De Rojas enjoys reading, hiking, exercise, golf, travel, and spending quality time with his wife Dr. Priya Mathews and their 2 young children Isabella and Leo.
Foreign Languages: Spanish (fluent), French (working knowledge)
Locations served: Sarasota, Venice, Englewood