Young H. Choi

Innovative Leader in LASIK/Refractive Surgery


Dr. Young H. Choi is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in state-of-the-art cataract surgery, all-laser LASIK, intacs for keratoconus, and other highly specialized anterior segment surgeries. In 2009, he was voted one of America's "Top Ophthalmologists". He is at the cutting-edge of medical and surgical eye care and is well respected for his innovative treatment options.




In 2001, he received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in California. He then completed his internship in general surgery at Loma Linda in 2002, where he received the prestigious "Intern of the Year" award given by the Plastic Surgery Department. He then pursued an ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda under the mentorship of one of the leading cataract/refractive surgeons in the world, Dr. Howard Gimbel. Furthermore, he complemented his high-volume refractive surgical practice with a practical mini-fellowship in refractive surgery in Greece from the surgeon who coined the term "LASIK".

Dr. Choi is a highly skilled, microscopic surgeon who performs advanced and intricate procedures such as pediatric implantable collamer lens (ICL) surgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform simultaneous, bilateral pediatric (ICL) surgery. He presented this landmark case at the 2006 Staar User Meeting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was also the first surgeon in North America to perform a pediatric ICL surgery. Subsequently, he has shared his knowledge with other surgeons who have performed pediatric (ICL) surgery in the United States.


It is beyond awesome. I have been so ecstatic. I wish I had not been so nervous. It is amazing. I could not be more pleased, from the facility to the surgical techs, to the surgeon, it was awesome…
-Kristy L.
Dr. Choi was great and thorough. He even made me laugh… I felt completely comfortable. It was wonderful and I am so glad I did it.…
-Michelle H.



He has performed thousands of refractive surgeries and is one of the most trusted LASIK surgeons in the Southeast. Currently, he is the only surgeon in Alabama who has the latest Zeiss refractive surgery lasers: Visumax femtosecond laser and MEL excimer laser.