Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.
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 Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease 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 cataract and lens replacement surgery, as well as laser vision correction with LASIK, Epi-LASEK and implantable lenses. He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of severe dry eye and ocular surface disease, Fuchs’ Dystrophy and Keratoconus. Dr. De Rojas employs the most advanced treatments available for his patients including Corneal Cross-Linking and corneal transplantation with Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Furthermore, Dr. De Rojas performs minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and often attends to patients with issues from prior laser, cataract or corneal surgeries.
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 exercise, golf, outdoor activities, travel, as well as helping design medical and surgical devices. He and his wife Priya, also an ophthalmologist, and daughter Isabella are new to the area and are happy to call Sarasota home.
Foreign Languages: Spanish (fluent), French (working knowledge)
Locations served: Sarasota, Venice, Englewood