Ella F. Faktorovich, MD

Ella Faktorovich, MD founded Pacific Vision Institute in 1998. Her commitment to advancing refractive options for patients has led her to be considered one California’s leading ophthalmologists. She is one of the first surgeons in San Francisco to have performed LASIK vision correction and is also the 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.

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley, Dr. Faktorovich received her Medical Degree with honors from UCSF School of Medicine. Once 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 innovation in the field.

Dr. Faktorovich has made significant contributions to the refractive surgery field by completing 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 has been invited to lecture extensively both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Faktorovich is currently on faculty at the department of ophthalmology of the UCSF VA Medical Center. She is the founder and remains the Chair of the annual San Francisco Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Symposium and the Pacific Vision Institute Research Foundation.

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 the most state-of-the-art technology of any refractive surgery practice in San Francisco.


Pacific Vision Institute


505 Beach Street, Suite #110

San Francisco, CA 94133 USA

Telephone – 415-922-9500

Email – Ella@PacificVision.org

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