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James A. Davison, M.D.

Specializing in cataract and refractive surgery for Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa.

Dr. Davison – Des Moines LASIK and Cataract Specialist

James A. Davison, M.D., F.A.C.S., graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1972, received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School at Rochester in 1976, and finished his ophthalmology internship at Los Angeles County – University of Southern California School of Medicine at Los Angeles in 1977. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester finishing as chief resident in 1980 and joined the Wolfe Eye Clinic (WEC) as the sixth eye surgeon in Marshalltown, Iowa.  He was certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1976 and the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1981.

Among his Wolfe Eye Clinic eye care related accomplishments, Dr. Davison started the Vitrectomy Service at Wolfe Eye Clinic in 1981 and performed anterior and posterior segment surgery until 1999 when he formally specialized in cataract and refractive surgery. Over his 30 year career, he and his partners grew WEC into a state wide organization which features 10 main offices, 1 surgery center, 9 Wolfe Family Vision Centers, and 23 WEC associated satellite practices employing 20 surgeons and 17 optometrists with a staff of over 350. He was President and Chairman of Wolfe Eye Clinic’s board of directors from 1995–2010 and president of Wolfe Surgery Center 2010-2012.

Professional Accomplishments

Among his professional accomplishments outside Wolfe Eye Clinic, Dr. Davison has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1984 and has been nominated to the Best Doctors of America since 1994.  He has written or produced and published over 165 scientific articles, book chapters, and video segments, and co-edited textbooks on phacoemulsification and the surgical rehabilitation of vision. He is a member of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Outpatient Surgery Society, Mayo Eye Alumni Association, Mayo Alumni Association, and Iowa Ophthalmologic Association.

He was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 1990 to 1995 and an active reviewer ever since.  He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has delivered annual papers and helped teach courses at the American Intraocular Implant Society, and after its name change, the ASCRS.

He has also given lectures and helped teach courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. He’s taught courses, delivered named lectures and other lectures throughout the United States and in Canada, France, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong and has performed live surgery at meetings in France, Italy and the United States.

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