Dr. David Underwood, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 62

Dr. David Underwood, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Jackson, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hardin Medical Center and Henderson County Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Underwood to book an appointment.

Dr. Underwood

Hughes Eye Center

112 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, TN 38305
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Underwood's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Underwood performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Stye more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diabetic Cataracts
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Diabetic Cataracts more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Underwood's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(731) 664-1994

Dr. Underwood accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
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  • Office environment (53)
  • Staff friendliness (53)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (51)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Cataract surgery with Toric lenses ($1499 per eye paid up front). Left eye is fine. Right eye is ruined. Dr. Underwood "put the wrong lens" in my eye....his words not mine. Recommended second surgery to correct his mistake. This second surgery left me with permanent damage to my cornea. (Persistent and irreversible swelling) I understand risk with surgery. "Oops I screwed up" should never be one of them.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Melissa Shuster – Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Underwood judt completed the cataract surgery on both my eyes and they are better than they have been in over 40 years and I am 55. I highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Woods – Aug 21, 2019
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The optometrist did all of the preliminary work for my cataract surgery. I only got to speak to doctor Underwood because I asked to prior to the surgery. The surgery has left me with vision in one eye which is not clear at any distance. I plan to go to another doctor for the 2nd eye. I give two stars only because he did a good job with my laser surgery years ago
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Wanda Black in Henderson , TN – Jun 22, 2018
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It's a new day at Hughes Eye Center. We treat many different eye diseases and conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma, and we offer products and services...Read more


Dr. David Underwood, board certified in ophthalmology, received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine,...Read more


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What are Dr. David Underwood, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Underwood frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Stye, and Diabetic Cataracts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Underwood treats.

Where is Dr. David Underwood, MD's office located?

Dr. Underwood's office is located at 112 Stonebridge Blvd, Jackson, TN 38305. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Hughes Eye Center

The Hughes Eye Center112 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, TN 38305

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Underwood is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hardin Medical Center

Savannah, TN

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Henderson County Community Hospital

Lexington, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Henry County Medical Center

Paris, TN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

North Hospital

Jackson, TN

West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg Hospital

Dyersburg, TN

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average