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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Janet L. Davis, M.D.

General Information

Janet L. Davis, M.D.



  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Title

  • Leach Chair in Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

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Clinical Specialties

Macular Diseases, Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Degeneration, Macular Degeneration and Related Disorders

Clinical Areas

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Macular Degeneration
Macular Diseases
Diabetic Retinopathy


Research Interests

Treatment and disease mechanisms of ocular inflammations and infections


Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
America’s Top Doctors, Castle and Connolly
Helen Keller Lecturer, University of Alabama Birmingham
Professor of the Year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

University of Texas

Austin, TX

Department of Internal Medicine Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Department of Ophthalmology Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami School of Medicine

Miami, FL

Ocular Immunology Fellowship
National Eye Institute

Bethesda, MD

Practice Locations

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens
  • UHealth at Plantation
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami



Janet L. Davis, MD, received a medical degree with high honors in 1981 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed a residency in ophthalmology in 1986. She was a fellow in vitreoretinal diseases at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Medical School from 1986 to 1987 and joined the National Eye Institute Laboratory of Immunology as a Senior Staff Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Nussenblatt in 1987 for a fellowship in Ocular Immunology. She returned to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 1989 and was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology in 2000. In addition to a clinical practice in uveitis and ocular infections, she also sees patients with medical and surgical vitreoretinal disorders and conducts clinical research.

Dr. Davis's academic interests are infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye, with an emphasis on diagnostic procedures and clinical management of uveitis, including the surgical management of uveitic complications. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for which she has served as a member of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee for Retina (2011- ), Retina Society, Macula Society, American Uveitis Society (President, 2006 - 2008), the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the International Uveitis Study Group (President 2014-2017), and the International Ocular Inflammation Society. She became a Director of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2006 and served as Chair of the ABO in 2013. She is a reviewer for several academic journals and a former executive editor for the American Journal of Ophthalmology. By 2015, she had published 39 book chapters, 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and made numerous national and international presentations.

She has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and listed in Best Doctors, America's Top Ophthalmologists, Florida Super Doctors, and Marquis Who's Who.