Meet Dr. Knezevic
Dr. Alexander Knezevic is a board-certified ophthalmologist who epitomizes the high standards at Macy Eye Center in Los Angeles, CA.
His training has taken him from Northwestern University to UC-Irvine and as far as India, so he can offer a wide perspective on eye health.
His rich background in research, academics, and volunteer work allows him to provide the latest in vision care with a personal touch.
Dr. Knezevic’s Background
Alexander Knezevic was born in Toronto, Canada. As the oldest son of immigrants from Serbia, his family moved to the Midwest when his father joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Knezevic earned his BS with Honors followed by his MD at the University of Nebraska. During medical school, he served on the College of Medicine Admissions Committee and was awarded the Nellie House Craven Scholarship to support his research interests. During his final year of medical school, Dr. Knezevic was welcomed as a visiting scholar at the Tilganga Eye Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal.
After graduation, Dr. Knezevic moved to Boston, Massachusetts to do a transitional year internship at Carney Hospital (a Tufts University affiliate). He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he served as chief resident. During residency, he provided international eye care performing cataract surgery in Chandigarh, India.
He pursued further training and fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery with Dr. Sumit Garg and Dr. Marjan Farid at the University of California, Irvine. During his training, he acquired knowledge and skills in all aspects of corneal and anterior segment care including corneal transplantation (DMEK, DSEK, PKP) and scleral fixation of intraocular lenses in addition to traditional anterior segment surgeries.
Dr. Knezevic is an active member of numerous local, regional, and national organizations including the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an active media contributor and columnist to a number of national and local publications. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Knezevic pursues his passion for teaching with residents and medical students interested in ophthalmology. He holds appointments as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA and Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Knezevic is an avid reader and writer. He lives an active lifestyle, and enjoys all that Southern California has to offer including surfing, sailing, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Knezevic has a strong passion for ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery. He is committed to providing our patients in the greater Los Angeles area with eye care of the highest quality. He was recognized as a Top Doctor in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine in 2023.
Like most people, I was terrified to get Lasik. But after a consultation with Dr. K, I was at ease and ready to take the leap. I was able to get a surgery date quickly. The day of the surgery I was incredibly nervous. But Dr. K and his team had excellent bedside manner and helpful calm my nerves. The surgery was painless, the recovery was easy, and now I can see perfectly. I’m not exaggerating to say it was life-changing.
In short, I highly recommend Dr. K if you are interested in Lasik or even just as your general eye doctor.
I have 20/20 vision again thanks to Dr. Alex Knezevic! When I first consulted with him for cloudy vision in my left eye, he accurately diagnosed the problem - a cataract that had slowly developed. He explained how the cataract could be removed, the astigmatism in that eye corrected and a new tri-focal lens installed to correct the vision all through a very quick laser procedure. The office staff did the initial eye measurements which the Dr. examined and then had them repeat one more time to ensure they were 100% accurate. That is important because the measurements are then sent to the manufacturer for the lens to be made. The laser surgery was very quick and painless. Dr. K's bedside manner is the best. He talks you through each step of the surgical process. Recovery is very quick - 4 weeks and no downtime from work. The results were incredible even right after the surgery while I was in recovery - a night and day difference between the operated eye with crystal clear bright vision and the non-operated eye. I decided to have the other eye done a few weeks later, even though it did not have a fully-developed cataract! After another 4 weeks of recovery, I am now enjoying perfect vision. I don't need glasses for anything and I won't need them for the rest of my life! Thank you Doctor Knezevic! Also, if the Panoptix lens is right for you, go for it! I'm glad I chose it!
Macy Eye Center & the Evolution of Eye Care
Dr. Knezevic continues our eye center’s emphasis on excellence and research, which keeps the practice at the leading edge of vision care in greater Los Angeles.
In addition to being board-certified, Dr. Knezevic participates in the ABO’s Continuing Certification program, which keeps his skills current while maintaining high standards for patient care in ophthalmology.
Our office regularly participates in clinical trials for eye disease research. Dr. Macy, the founder of the practice, is a principal investigator in a variety of research studies that involve both new and existing medications. He is a recognized expert in laser surgery and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at both the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.