Dr. James Major Jr, MD

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Dr. James Major Jr, MD
Dr. James Major grew up in Coral Gables, Florida where his father practiced ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Emory University and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. He then served as an Assistant Professor at UT and was awarded the University's highest honor for teaching. Thereafter, he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he also served on the faculty for two years. Dr. Major completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top rated ophthalmology department and residency program in the nation. Following fellowship, Dr. Major served on the Bascom Palmer faculty as Chief Resident and Co-Director of Ocular Trauma. He has published over thirty scientific papers, book chapters, and national meeting abstracts on vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, endophthalmitis, raptor retina imaging, and ocular trauma. Dr. Major is an active member of the Retina Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American College of Surgeons. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and enjoys football, the outdoors, and history.

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Dr. James Major grew up in Coral Gables, Florida where his father practiced ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Emory University and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. He then served as an Assistant Professor at UT and was awarded the University's highest honor for teaching. Thereafter, he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he also served on the faculty for two years. Dr. Major completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top rated ophthalmology department and residency program in the nation. Following fellowship, Dr. Major served on the Bascom Palmer faculty as Chief Resident and Co-Director of Ocular Trauma. He has published over thirty scientific papers, book chapters, and national meeting abstracts on vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, endophthalmitis, raptor retina imaging, and ocular trauma.

Dr. Major is an active member of the Retina Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American College of Surgeons.  He is fluent in both English and Spanish and enjoys football, the outdoors, and history.

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  •  Specializes in Ocular Oncology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory Univer

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ocular Oncology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery