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Mauricio E. Pons, M.D. | San Diego Ophthalmologist

Mauricio E. Pons, M.D.

Mauricio E. Pons, M.D., an associate at American Eye Associates, brings extensive knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of patients with glaucoma. Dr. Pons grew up in Argentina, where he received his medical degree and completed an Ophthalmology Residency. He immigrated to the United States and furthered his education by becoming a resident at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) in New York, N.Y. He then completed fellowship programs, including the Vitreo-Retinal fellowship at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Dr. Pons has received various awards for his work in both North and South America. He holds honors for his activities within the field, including an Excellence in Research award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Pons has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, many of which have been presented at national and international meetings, including authoring a multitude of publications and posters for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Pons’ memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Pons has been voted by his peers, both within his specialty and outside, as one of San Diego County’s Top Doctors by San Diego County Medical Society for 2023.

At American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, expert surgical techniques, and the latest diagnostic services that will help you live your most healthy and comfortable life. We are happy to offer ophthalmology services to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas of Imperial County, California. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert ophthalmologists today.

Medical School
  • National University of Cuyo School of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology at the National University of Cuyo School of Medicine
  • Vitreo-Retinal at University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Professional Affiliations & Organizations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialist
Awards & Recognitions
  • Excellence in Research award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/Medical University of South Carolina
  • Multiple Publications and Posters for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • San Diego County Medical Society Top Doctor 2023


"I took my mother to American Eye Associates, she saw Dr. Pons.
He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. My mother felt very comfortable under his care. His assistant was very nice and caring as well throughout my mothers procedure. The entire experience was pleasant from check in to follow-up appointments. The staff is so wonderful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this office."

Stella S.
Registered Nurse

"Since I walked into the building everyone was very nice. The girls in the front and the team in the back. All the other assistants are excellent and shows the good quality and professionalism. I recommend all the people that have the same problem as me to come to the office with the ophthalmologist. I'm very happy with Dr. Pons, he has treated me wonderfully. Do not stop taking care of yourself, these doctors are very professional, thank you!"

Robert T.

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