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Jonathan C. Horton


Pediatric ophthalmologist
Cellist, bird-watcher and dog lover

Dr. Jonathan C. Horton specializes in adult neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.

Horton earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also earned a doctorate in neurobiology. He did his residency training in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and his training in ophthalmology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1984

  • Residencies

    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Ophthalmology, 1989

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuro-opthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Serving as a physician is a deeply fulfilling mission in life.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    90 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 21, 2023
    Bad experience
    Sep 04, 2023
    Good feedback from surgery and possible options going forward
    Jun 08, 2023
    Doctor Horton is the BEST on this planet !
    Jun 08, 2023
    He was very good and personable - put us at ease and gave us the answers we needed
    Apr 25, 2023
    Dr. Horton is good at listening to the patient and the parent as well as explaining options and risks of surgery. He is pleasant and kind.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Dr. Horton is awesome! He is knowledgeable and patient and genuinely cares about his patients and their health. I would highly recommend him to everybody :)
    Mar 03, 2023
    He was an excellent care provider
    Mar 02, 2023
    Super bummed my imaging/case was not reviewed before I arrived. Dr. Horton is great but dismissing my recent high IOP reading as an error in light of my symptoms this year was frustrating.
    Feb 14, 2023
    Great experience, true professionals.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Horton is a technically excellent doctor who is patient, kind and thorough with his patients, had a respectful way of working with his staff and the staff were knowledgeable and professional. Can't think of anything better!
    Dec 13, 2022
    Dr Horton knows what he's doing. He always has kind things to say about our daughter and know he wants her vision to improve.
    Dec 01, 2022
    I always receive excellent care from Dr. Horton and his entire staff!
    Nov 08, 2022
    They mostly talked amongst themselves and not really explaining what they were doing or why.
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr. Horton expressed no interest in my condition provided no instruction and gave no explanation of his concerns
    Sep 13, 2022
    The doctor was fantastic. All the doctors my kids have ever seen at UCSF are amazing. Experts in their fields head and models of professionalism. -My satisfaction after my daughter saw her doctor and my confidence in his expertise balanced out my frustration and anxiety over the overwhelming and unnecessarily complex process of getting there. Our medical system is so broken it's sad. I have excellent insurance I pay an arm and a leg for, and this is still how it always goes. It's a shame.
    Aug 25, 2022
    I'll bet Dr. Horton is an amazing surgeon which is what you want when you need to eye surgery. In terms of bedside manner personality ability to convey to the patient that he cares for them and about them he severely lacks in this area. He has difficulty with perspective taking and considering other possibilities than just the eyes that might be causing trouble with the eyes.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Thorough friendly obviously an expert
    Mar 17, 2022
    My experience with Dr Horton has always been a very positive well informed and above all the level of comfort knowing that he is very thorough in the treating my illness. I would highly recommend him. Thank you

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