Scott C. So, M.D.
Dr. Scott So is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma diagnosis, lasers, and microsurgery.
After growing up in the Los Angeles area, Dr. So headed east to Boston to attend Tufts University. After graduating with high thesis honors and cum laude, he entered medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a Charlton research fellow focusing on the early detection of glaucoma with novel diagnostic equipment including Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT). His ophthalmology residency was in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. So then joined the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology under the fellowship of the renowned Drs. Joseph Caprioli, Anne Coleman, and Simon Law. While at Jules Stein Eye Institute, where Dr. So taught residents at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, he won the Frances Goldwyn glaucoma fellowship award.
Dr. So was recruited by Pacific Eye Associates in 2006. He was thrilled to move to San Francisco, to be closer to his own family and to join the PEA family. His glaucoma practice also incorporates the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities such as the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), 3D optic nerve imaging, ultrasound, and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). As a glaucoma specialist, he is proficient at micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) as well as conventional glaucoma surgery such as trabeculectomy and tube shunts.
Dr. So has a busy cataract practice using femtosecond laser cataract surgery along with trifocal intraocular lens technology to maximize spectacle free vision.
Pacific Eye Associates is the site of many FDA clinical trials providing an opportunity for patients to potentially have access to treatment and surgeries prior to their approval. Dr. So is the principal investigator of three such glaucoma treatment trials. Click here if you are interested in being a research subject.
He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Glaucoma Society and is an invited presenter at professional conferences. Dr. So is also actively involved in teaching glaucoma surgery to Ophthalmology residents at California Pacific Medical Center.