Jeffrey Caspar, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jeffrey Caspar, M.D.


Director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Cataract - Refractive Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-6602

UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville

UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville
1620 East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA 95661

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Phone: 916-783-7109

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Caspar is dedicated to patient care and education, believing that every patient should be well informed to make the best decisions regarding their care. Dr. Caspar has received several awards for excellence in clinical care and is among the highest-rated eye surgeons by patients in the Sacramento area. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Caspar is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist who specializes in advanced, small-incision cataract surgery using the latest technologies, including laser cataract surgery, multifocal and astigmatism-correcting lens implants, to provide the best possible outcomes, particularly in complex cases. He also specializes in laser vision correction, including custom and conventional LASIK and PRK.

Dr. Caspar teaches cataract surgery locally, nationally and internationally, working with organizations such as ORBIS and Liga international. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Caspar is involved in research on cataract surgery after refractive surgery and new techniques for cataract extraction.

He serves as the director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the UC Davis Eye Center. 



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center
UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1987

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA 1992


Internal Medicine, Kaiser San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1992-1993


Ophthalmology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1993-1997

Clinician Heath and Wellbeing Excellence Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 2019, 2020

Surgical Instructor of the Year Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 2009, 2015, 2020

Instructor of the Year Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 2005

Diamond Doctor Award for excellent patient satisfaction, 2023

Novack GD, Caspar JJ. Peri-Operative Intracameral Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm? J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Nov;36(9):668-671. doi:10.1089/jop.2020.0034. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID:32580612.

Hunter AA, Modjtahedi SP, Long K, Zawadzki R, Chin EK, Caspar JJ, Morse LS, Telander DG. Improving visual outcomes by preserving outer retina morphology in eyes with resolved pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Apr;40(4):626-31. doi:10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.09.018. Epub 2014 Feb 14. PMID:24529660.

Reilly CD, Lee WB, Alvarenga L, Caspar J, Garcia-Ferrer F, Mannis MJ. Surgical monovision and monovision reversal in LASIK. Cornea. 2006 Feb;25(2):136-8. doi:10.1097/01.ico.0000178722.19317.7b. PMID:16371770.

Feiz V, Mannis MJ, Garcia-Ferrer F, Kandavel G, Darlington JK, Kim E, Caspar J, Wang JL, Wang W. Intraocular lens power calculation after laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia and hyperopia: a standardized approach. Cornea. 2001 Nov;20(8):792-7. doi:10.1097/00003226-200111000-00003. PMID:11685053.

Shaikh S, Morse LS, Goldblum RM, Benner JD, Burnett H, Caspar J. The effect of silicone ocular surgical devices on serum IgG binding to silicones. Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Dec;126(6):798-804. doi:10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00282-7. PMID:9860003.

Feiz V, Moshirfar M, Mannis MJ, Reilly CD, Garcia-Ferrer F, Caspar JJ, Lim MC. Nomogram-based intraocular lens power adjustment after myopic photorefractive keratectomy and LASIK: a new approach. Ophthalmology. 2005 Aug;112(8):1381-7. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2005.03.010. PMID:16061093.