James Dooner

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James Dooner
James W. Dooner, MD Office

(512) 451-0103

Fax (512) 451-2741 801 W. 38th Street Suite 200 Austin, TX 78705

James Dooner

Dr. Dooner was born in Wisconsin but spent much of his life, including his high school years, in Ireland. He graduated with distinction from the University of Rochester in New York, earning a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience at one of the nation’s top-tier research universities. Returning to Ireland, he received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1991. Completing a retina research fellowship at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dooner later completed his ophthalmology residency and retina fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Finally settling in Austin, he joined Austin Retina Associates in 1998.

Dr. Dooner specializes in managing all diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula, including macular holes, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma and macular degeneration. He has also been the Principal Investigator for nationally recognized clinical research trials seeking newer and more effective surgical and pharmacological treatments for vitreoretinal pathologies.

In addition to his community service contributions in Austin through educational seminars and lectures, Dr. Dooner is dedicated to the advancement of vitreoretinal care in developing countries. He lectured at the opening of the first retinal institute in Shanghai, China, and has lectured and performed surgery in Zimbabwe.

Dr. Dooner is board certified in ophthalmology and is a past president of the Austin Ophthalmological Society. He is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, Texas Ophthalmology Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. Outside of work, Dr. Dooner enjoys spending time with his wife, Leslie, a doctor of veterinary medicine, and their son, Finn.
Primary Specialty


Practice James W. Dooner, MD
Gender Male
Education Royal College of Surgeons - Dublin, Ireland
Training St, Louis University - St. John's Mercy Hospital, University of Alabama - Eye Foundation Hospital, Retina and Vitreous Associates of Alabama
Payment Options American Express, Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting New Patients
Year Established 1998
Insurances Accepted Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, Medicaid, Scott & White, Tricare, United Healthcare
Degrees Medical Doctor
Admitting Hospitals St. David's, Seton
Languages English
Email info@austinretina.com
Business Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services Acute Endophthalmitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, Chorioretinal Scars, Chorioretinitis, Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM), Chronic Endophthalmitis, Diabetic Eye Disease, Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), Diabetic Retinopathy, Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis, Drusen, Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Endophthalmitis, Eye Infections, Floaters, Hyphema, Hypotony of Eye, Iridocyclitis, Macular Edema, Macular Hole, Ocular Trauma, Progressive High Myopia, Purulent Endophthalmitis, Retina Diseases, Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear, Retinal Dystrophy, Retinal Hemorrhage, Retinal Ischemia, Retinal Neovascularization, Retinal Telangiectasia, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Retinoschisis, Thyroid Disease, Uveitis and Iridocyclitis, Vascular Disease, Visual Field Defects, Vitreous Hemorrhage, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Additional Services Doctor
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