Donald Downer MD

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Donald Downer, M.D.

Dr. Donald Downer serves as an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Florida and assists with the training of young surgeons.  Dr. Downer is a cornea surgeon and his special interests include lifestyle intraocular lenses, diseases of the cornea, corneal transplantation, ocular surface reconstruction and ocular infectious disease. 


Cornea, Refractive, and External Disease Fellowship, University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine
Internship, Roanoke Memorial Community Hospital
Medical School, University of Florida College of Medicine
Chemistry degree, Florida International University
Academic Appointments

Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Alcon Toric IOL certified
Restor IOL certified
Crystalens certified
DSAEK certified
VISX Laser certified
Professional Organizations

American Academy of Ophthalmology Member
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Member
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Florida Medical Association
Clay County Medical Society
Honors and Awards

Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Award
Chief Resident in the Dept. of Ophthalmology
National Institute of Health fellowship

Cataract Surgery
Lifestyle Intraocular Lenses
Diseases of the cornea
Corneal transplantation
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Pterygium surgery
Ocular infectious disease
Research Experience

Non-Traumatic Dislocation of a First Generation Phakic Intraocular Lens. Poster presentation @ ARVO
A unique mechanism of angle closure glaucoma in patients undergoing Descemet's Stripping with Endothelial Keratoplasty (Case Report) – submitted for publication.
Science and Strategy for Prevention of Corneal Ulceration – accepted to Ocular Surface 2007 Jan. 5(1):23-39
Bilateral retinochoroiditis in a case of acute primary toxoplasmosis in an immunocompatent patient. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, 2006 December
Presentation at ASCRS, “A Comparison of Partial Coherence Interferometry and Immersion A-scan for IOL Power Calculations.”
Intraocular Explantation Device- patent pending.

Publication in April 2005 in EyeNet; Ectopia Lentis et Pupillae.
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Board Certified
Primary Specialty
Ophthalmologist (MD)