Tracing our origin back to 1939, the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco has the largest number of glaucoma specialists in one location on the West Coast. We’re proud of the team of Doctors we’ve assembled.



Andrew G. Iwach, MD has been a glaucoma specialist since 1989. He is the Executive Director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco and Co-Founder of the Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco.

After studying electrical engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Iwach received his medical degree from UCLA in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 1988. Dr. Iwach trained in glaucoma under world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Robert N. Shaffer through the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He then joined Dr. Shaffer as a specialist in private practice.

Dr. Iwach is a Fellow of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, serving on its Board of Directors. He is also Vice President of the Glaucoma Research Foundation and Founder and Executive Director of the Glaucoma Research and Education Group. He has chaired the annual Glaucoma Symposium held in San Francisco since 1997. Dr. Iwach is an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCSF and a faculty instructor at the California Pacific Medical Center.

Dr. Iwach is a respected researcher and much-sought speaker. He is an author of over 40 scientific publications and has presented over 400 lectures on glaucoma to his peers around the world. Some of his research interests include new laser techniques for glaucoma, drugs for use with surgery, congenital and childhood glaucomas, clinical drug trials, computerized medical database management, imaging devices, and parameters for selective laser trabeculoplasty. Dr. Iwach is also a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a past recipient of the Academy’s Senior Honor Achievement Award. In addition to his contributions to the medical community, his expertise has helped educate the public about eye disease.

Dr. Iwach welcomes a diverse population to his practice. He speaks Ukrainian, some Russian, and some Spanish.

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