JESSE PELLETIER MD, FACS

Jesse Pelletier MD, FACS completed his ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is the founder of Ocean Ophthalmology Group, a private multispecialty practice located in Miami, FL.

Dr. Pelletier has experience treating many types of ocular morbidities including cataracts, refractive disorders, corneal infection and inflammation, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye disease and cancerous or pre-malignant lesions of the cornea and conjunctiva. He performs a variety of specialized surgeries including femtosecond laser cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, pterygium excision, and corneal transplantation. Dr. Pelletier is expert in endothelial keratoplasty (EK), a form of lamellar corneal transplantation in which only the deepest portion of the cornea is transplanted. This novel technique has revolutionized corneal surgery allowing for faster healing and more stable postoperative ocular integrity.

Dr. Pelletier serves as the Director of the Laser Vision Correction service at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group. He utilizes the most advanced vision correction techniques including LASIK, LASEK, Advanced Surface Treatments, and PRK to ensure precise treatments and is certified on various excimer and femtosecond platforms. Dr. Pelletier performs his refractive procedures at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute using the latest refractive technologies including Intralase and Allegretto lasers.

Dr. Pelletier has written and spoken extensively on infections of the ocular surface, epidemiology of eye infections and ocular microbiology. He is an international expert on these topics and has authored more than 25 scientific papers. Moreover, he has served as both investigator and principal investigator for several clinical trials and is a consultant for both biopharma and the medical device industry. In addition to his private practice and academic positions, he is Director of Cataract and Corneal Surgery for the non-profit Africa Surgical Assistant Program, which provides research and surgical solutions to local health-care providers in West Africa.

Dr. Pelletier is an active member in the national and local ophthalmologic community. He is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as past president of the Miami Ophthalmological Society and was a former Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. In this role his responsibilities included surgical training of residents, clinic supervision, and clinical research within the general ophthalmology and cornea divisions. He remains an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Cornea Society. He is also affiliated with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group.

Along with his passion for ophthalmology, Dr. Pelletier enjoys languages, international travel, literature, advanced fitness training, and spending time with his wife and daughter. He currently practices at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group located in North Miami Beach and is on staff at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, North Miami Beach Surgery Center, and Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center.

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