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About Maria Laura Gomez, MD, OD

Maria Laura Gomez, MD, OD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic research associate at the Jacobs Retina Center. She specializes in visual evaluations of patients with ophthalmic diseases and is trained in refractive surgery, as well as general ophthalmology. Her areas of focus are understanding visual function in macular degeneration, diabetes and dry eye using novel computerized medical instruments and diagnostics.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Dr. Gomez worked at the Barraquer Eye Institute in Colombia, Castroviejo Institute in Spain and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. She has experience in the FDA approval process and clinical trials of surgical and medical ophthalmic devices. In addition, she has published many important papers in optics and visual function in the human eye, particularly in patients with refractive and retinal surgery.

Dr. Gomez has an international education and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Barraquer Institute of America in Bogota, Colombia. She also completed several clinical fellowships abroad at Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Israel, a fellowship in refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at UC San Diego. Dr. Gomez Freeman earned her medical degrees at Rosario University and Barraquer Institute of America in Bogota, Colombia. At UC San Diego, she also earned her master's degree in clinical research. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Society of Optometry and Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Gomez is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical School

  • Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Columbia

Medical School

  • University Foundation of the Andean Area, Bogotá, Columbia

Residency

  • Barraquer Clinic, Bogotá, Columbia

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Date Joined Staff

  • 2015-05-20

Conditions and Treatments

  • Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted