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Jay Stewart, M.D.


Dr. Jay Stewart is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of the retina and vitreous, a thick, transparent substance that fills the center of the eye. His expertise includes treating conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, retinal detachment, retinal vascular diseases and uveitis, which is the swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye that provides most of the blood supply to the retina.

Stewart earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. He completed a fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and won the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award in Vitreoretinal Surgery, which funds young scholars, in 2004. In his research, Stewart studies diabetic retinopathy, drug delivery to the eye and the permeability and biomechanics of eye tissues. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and Retina Society. Stewart is an associate professor of ophthalmology.


Retina and Vitreous Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0344
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2713

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Harvard Medical School 1999


UCSF Medical Center, Ophthalmology 2003


Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yu XL, Liang XL, Ding XY, Hu J, Li JQ, Zhu XB, Huang XH, Stewart JM, Li YH, Jonas JB, Lu L. Author Reply. Ophthalmology. 2015 Aug; 122(8):e51-2.
  2. Kuo DS, Ou Y, Jeng BH, Bhisitkul R, Stewart JM, Duncan JL, Han Y. Correlation of Serial Scleral and Corneal Pneumatonometry. Ophthalmology. 2015 Sep; 122(9):1771-6.
  3. Lee OT, Good SD, Lamy R, Kudisch M, Stewart JM. Advanced glycation end-product accumulation reduces vitreous permeability. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 May 1; 56(5):2892-7.
  4. Panjaphongse R, Liu W, Pongsachareonnont P, Stewart JM. Kinematic study of ozurdex injection in balanced salt solution: modeling the behavior of an injectable drug delivery device in vitrectomized eyes. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Apr; 31(3):174-8.
  5. Yu XL, Liang XL, Ding XY, Hu J, Li JQ, Zhu XB, Huang XH, Stewart JM, Li YH, Jonas JB, Lu L. Releasable encircling band for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Ophthalmology. 2014 Dec; 121(12):2504-5.
  6. Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Author reply. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):e57.
  7. Menda SA, Driver TH, Neiman AE, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Return to the operating room after resident-performed cataract surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 132(2):223-4.
  8. Afshar AR, Loh AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Schwartz DM, Stewart JM. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant trapped at the macula in a silicone oil-filled eye. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec; 120(12):2748-2749.e1.
  9. Lamy R, Chan E, Zhang H, Salgaonkar VA, Good SD, Porco TC, Diederich CJ, Stewart JM. Ultrasound-enhanced penetration of topical riboflavin into the corneal stroma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013; 54(8):5908-12.
  10. Gorovoy I, Prechanond T, Abia M, Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Toxic corneal epitheliopathy after intravitreal methotrexate and its treatment with oral folic acid. Cornea. 2013 Aug; 32(8):1171-3.
  11. Seider MI, Chen MC, Stewart JM. "Lines across my vision". Posterior ophthalmomyiasis interna. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug; 131(8):1086-7.
  12. Seider MI, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Cost comparison of scleral buckle versus vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 156(4):661-6.
  13. Lamy R, Netto CF, Reis RG, Procopio B, Porco TC, Stewart JM, Dantas AM, Moraes HV. Effects of corneal cross-linking on contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, and corneal topography in patients with keratoconus. Cornea. 2013 May; 32(5):591-6.
  14. Stewart JM, Estrada MM, Porco TC. Incidence of unplanned return to the operating room following vitreoretinal surgery at a public teaching hospital. Curr Eye Res. 2013 Aug; 38(8):886-8.
  15. Rofagha S, Prechanond T, Stewart JM. Late spontaneous dissociation of a fluocinolone acetonide implant (Retisert). Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013; 21(1):77-8.
  16. Wong FF, Lari DR, Schultz DS, Stewart JM. Whole globe inflation testing of exogenously crosslinked sclera using genipin and methylglyoxal. Exp Eye Res. 2012 Oct; 103:17-21.
  17. Haug SJ, Stewart JM. Retinal manifestations of the phakomatoses. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2012; 52(1):107-18.
  18. Singh A, Stewart JM. Retinal findings in systemic disease. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2012; 52(1):3-10.
  19. Lin P, Wynn P, Stewart JM. Management of a recalcitrant candidal chorioretinal abscess. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012; 6(3):280-4.
  20. Coassin M, Ebrahimi KB, O'Brien JM, Stewart JM. Optical coherence tomography for retinal metastasis with unknown primary tumor. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011; 42 Online:e110-3.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.