Dr. Donald Downer, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 44

  

Dr. Donald Downer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Orange Park, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.


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4.8

Based on 754 reviews

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Dr. Downer has been treating my Glaucoma for 4 years. He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My disease has been carefully supervised and has not progressed.
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I had surgery done there a year ago by Dr. Downer - a total regret. He was arrogant and the surgery actually made my condition worse, although he said it would cure the problem. The procedure and post-procedure were very painful, although he promised I'd only "be uncomfortable" for a few hours. It lasted weeks and the end result was my eyesight is worse. Now after almost a year they have the cojones to send me another bill even though I had already paid all my deductibles and co-pays on time.
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I scheduled an appointment for today; yesterday, my wife called to confirm it. I arrive, only to be told that I would be seeing another physician, one I've never seen before. After waiting 30 minutes past my scheduled appointment time, I was told that the other physician would not refill a prescription that Dr. Downer has prescribed for several years. My trip was a complete waste of time. Needless to say, I will find another physician.
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New to this practice and I have seen Dr. Downer several times and am very happy with his professionalism and explaining things so I can understand them.
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Dr. Downer and the practice, is efficient and knowledgeable and is the only place to go for any eye related issues. I had dry eye, and before jumping to the prescription treatment, he recommended the OTC drops and then evaluated two weeks later. I needed the plugs and the script, but he is fast and knows his stuff. I would recommend for any procedures.
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I loved Dr. Downer. First, my vision in my right eye was almost none. He gave me a cornea transplant and the next day my vision was already improving. My family was so surprised when I started reading captions off the TV screen. He is very professional, very caring, easy to get along with and seems to be very concerned with my well-being. I was referred by my personal dr. and I can understand why. He was just right for me in every way. I am so very happy with my experience.
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I think Dr Downer is awesome. He has helped me so much with all my eye problems. He has a great personality and I just sent my daughter to him. I would recommend him highly.
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listens to his patients and is very likable have recommended others to him and one person had his eyes done and was very pleased
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Always a good experience. He is very knowledgeable and forth coming.
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I cannot put into words how highly I recommend Dr. Downer! I have several eye problems and he takes the time to examine my eyes, explains things in detail and answers all of my questions. The staff is also awesome. They explain what they are going to do before they do it. Everyone's very gentle and friendly. I LOVE Dr. Downer!!
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Downer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Corneal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

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

Eye Infections
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Eye Infections more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer performs Cornea Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Downer performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Downer's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

About Me

Using state of the art surgical techniques and the newest innovations in lens implant technology, our surgeons will work with you to restore your vision and allow you to continue to enjoy your active lifestyle. Many of our patients achieve excellent vision for most activities with little need for glasses. 

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Shands Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Shands Med Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of Florida
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)