Jay Stewart, MD


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 a 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.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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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. Coassin M, Mastrofilippo V, Stewart JM, Fanti A, Belpoliti M, Cimino L, Iovieno A, Fontana L. Lamellar macular holes: surgical outcome of 106 patients with long-term follow-up. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 May 21.
  2. Afshar AR, Damato BE, Stewart JM, Heimann H, Coupland SE. Re: Reddy et al.: Vitrectomy and vitrector port needle biopsy of choroidal melanoma for gene expression profile testing immediately before brachytherapy. (Ophthalmology. 2017;124:1377-1382). Ophthalmology. 2018 Apr; 125(4):e28-e29.
  3. Francis AW, Peng MY, Stewart JM. A Peripapillary Defect in a Woman With Myopia. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 01; 136(2):215-216.

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