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Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. James McDonald, M.D.
Dr. McDonald has extensive qualifications that we estimate place him within an elite circle comprising the top LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.
For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. McDonald has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.
Dr. McDonald’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:
Dr. Jay McDonald II has been a pioneer of vision correction surgery since 1991. His experience and expertise has garnered him a respected national and international reputation as a leader in the field of vision correction surgery. He has trained surgeons from all over the world in cataract and refractive surgery, including surgeons from China, India, England, and Egypt.
He is board certified in both refractive and cataract surgery by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a fellow of the Society for Excellence in Eye care. A recipient of numerous honors and awards in ophthalmology, Dr. McDonald has led the state in the development and implementation of new vision correction technology. Dr. McDonald was the first eye surgeon in Arkansas to perform LASIK in 1996. He is currently the president of the American College of Eye Surgeons. In 2000, Dr. McDonald was inducted into the prestigious International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC), an organization comprised of only 250 leading ophthalmologists from around the world. In 1999, he received the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, an honor bestowed on only 126 surgeons out of 23,000 worldwide. He co-chairs annually the American College of Eye Surgeon's panel of Refractive Surgery Technology and Techniques and serves as an expert discussant on several nationwide industry symposiums concerning refractive and cataract surgery.
Dr. McDonald received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 1969. After completing a medical/pediatric internship with the University of Alabama, he returned to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in Little Rock to complete a four-year residency in ophthalmology. He remains an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He has been in private practice in his hometown of Fayetteville, AR, since 1976.
His hobbies and interests include golf, photography, and music. Dr. McDonald and his wife, Judy, also enjoy following the success of their children and grandchildren.
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