Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD


Ophthalmic Surgery | Male

Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kay is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Kay's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Tucson, AZ |
I have glaucoma and blind in one eye. I need to make sure I see an Opthamologist. I moved here 1-1/2 yrs ago from Wa.state and my Dr there recommended Dr Kay. My first appt 1-1/2 yrs ago with Dr Kay was brief, 5 min.sat me down to a TV for glaucoma. ??? His DO Dr. Flint is the only one who sees me. She only checks pressures one time, (s/b at least 2 or 3).. is rude,brags how she is in charge of the office when he is away and how great she is ..she is only a DO!! I have NO FAITH in this office
in Tucson |
Very professional surgeon. Communication was superior as to what surgery he was going to perform and the expected results. His staff followed in his shadow. Communication was constant on each visit as to my progress. Excellent results as I expected. Recommend highly.
Marana, AZ |
Dr. Kay's whole staff are very beautiful people. Very helpful and kind. They make you feel ery comfortable .
in Tucson, AZ |
If you enjoy spending your entire day waiting at an office, then this is the place or you. Dr. Kay has no problem making you wait 3 to 4 hours to be seen. Also doesn't seem to mind that it is very inconvenient to not except credit/debit cards because he might lose a little revenue. After his first visit with you, he then dumps you on his colleague who by the way is only a optometrist, who has no problem letting you know how great she is.
in Tucson, AZ |
I've seen Dr. Kay several times over the past 15 years and have always had a very positive experience. He took the time to answer my questions and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Tucson, AZ |
Professional and compassionate
in Tucson, AZ |
I'v been treated by Dr. Kay for over 10 years for glaucoma, after cataract and retinal surgeries with complications. The care and dedication of Dr Kay and his staff have kept my glaucoma under control, which I feel is amazing, considering all my eyes have been though. He takes the time to answer your questions throughly, and explains your condition and treatment plan well. I highly recommend this physician and his staff.
in Sun City, AZ |
dr kay checked my eyes and told me that he wanted to do lazer surgery on my left eye to try and save the vision and relieve the pressure,instead when I went in to have the laser done he did the right eye which is the bad one.now that he did the wrong eye I have lost all vision in my right eye,we are seriously considering doing a lawsuit for malpractice because befor he did my right eye,I could see a little,now I am totally blind in my rt eye.he is a poor excuse for a doctor!
in Tucson, AZ |
Kay treated my dad for about 12 years for glaucoma. In the past year my fathers pressure was on the rise and all Kay did was give him drops and say give them time to work come back in a few months. My dad started getting double vision and had to stop driving. Dr Kay said it is all part of what is happening. Keep taking drops he was NEVER around every time my dad had an appointment. He would see Flint WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE IS DOING. After months of NEGLECT MY DAD IS BLIND!!! Get out
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Arizona
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery