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Melissa Ajunwa Bohonos, MD


B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
M.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Residency (Ophthalmology):
Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

Fellowship (Glaucoma):
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Glick Eye Institute
Indianapolis Veterans Hospital
Eskenazi County Hospital

Dr. Melissa Ajunwa Bohonos is a member of the Ross Eye Institute team and an assistant professor of ophthalmology in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences at University of California, Davis and her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine. Bohonos completed her residency in ophthalmology at Boston University. She then went on to complete a fellowship in glaucoma at Indiana University.

Bohonos is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Glaucoma Society.

Bohonos manages a variety of eye conditions, with special interest in glaucoma and cataract management. She offers surgical and medical treatment of glaucoma using lasers, traditional techniques, such as trabeculectomy, tube shunt implants, as well as newer minimally invasive surgical techniques. She also offers cataract surgery including implantation of toric (astigmatism correcting) intraocular lenses.

We at the Ross Eye Institute have been saddened by recent events surrounding race and inequality, but buoyed by the opportunity for lasting change. As healthcare providers, we are in a unique position to lead by example, and to further the goals of diversity and inclusion among our patients, students, and staff. We recognize there are systemic impediments to equal care for all, but we continue to be committed to the provision of excellent healthcare to all patients regardless of race or insurance status. We are proud of our efforts to provide equal access to eye care for all.

Today we renew our commitment to the Buffalo and the Western New York community, and we will continue to treat everyone as equals.​