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Jessica Gomez, M.D. | American Eye Associates

Jessica Gomez, M.D.

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.

Dr. Jessica Gomez is a San Diego native. She graduated from UC San Diego and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and earned Provost Honors. She received her Medical Degree at UCLA School of Medicine where she also performed basic science research on models for gene therapies in conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She presented her research at both national and international conferences.

Following medical school, Dr. Gomez attended the University of Minnesota for her ophthalmology residency where she was trained by leaders in the field of retina. The highlight of her residency training was being part of surgery where her mentor placed a retina implant also known as a bionic eye in a patient.

Dr. Gomez’s research has led to multiple publications in peer reviewed medical journals. She is especially proud of the real world application of her research, including a paper she wrote regarding strategies to improve patient comfort during intravitreal eye injections. She has also written a book chapter on the management of eye infections, as well as a review on macular hole surgery in collaboration with leaders in the retina community.

Dr. Gomez completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine where she received training at multiple large hospitals throughout Houston. She also served as a clinical instructor at the largest and busiest VA Hospital Eye Clinic in the United States.  

Dr. Gomez has a passion for mentorship and was chosen by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to serve as mentor in the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program through which she currently mentors medical students pursuing careers in Ophthalmology.

She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and specializes in medical and surgical disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, macular holes and epiretinal membranes, retinal vein occlusions and uveitis.

She is a fluent Spanish speaker. Dr. Gomez prides herself in delivering outstanding medical and surgical care to her patients. She understands the importance of good bedside manner and takes the time to carefully listen to her patient’s concerns. She believes that a doctor’s role is not only to treat disease but also to make sure patients feel heard and cared for.

 Dr. Gomez is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS) and Women in Ophthalmology (WIO). Her hospital affiliations include Sharp Memorial Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital and Tri-City Hospital.

Dr. Gomez was born and raised in San Diego. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, surfing and paddleboarding. She practices yoga daily and is currently learning to speak French.

Medical School
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Residency
  • University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Professional Affiliations & Organizations
  • American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Women in Ophthalmology (WIO)
  • Women in Retina (WinR)
Fellowship
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute for Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases

Meet Doctor Gomez