Jeffrey H. Ma, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jeffrey H. Ma, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Opthalmology

To see if Jeffrey H. Ma is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Locations and Contact

Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute

UC Davis Health Eye Center, Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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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 Health - Davis Eye Center

UC Davis Health - Davis Eye Center
2035 Lyndell terrace
Davis, CA 95616

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Phone: 530-757-6000

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide the best possible care by listening to your concerns, taking time to explain things clearly, and being available to answer your questions. Vision is our most important sense, and I am committed to working together in caring for the health of your eyes and eyesight by offering the most current, evidence-based treatments.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ma is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist providing comprehensive care for common eye conditions such as cataract and glaucoma, as well as diseases of the cornea. He has a particular focus in ocular surface disease, including dry eye disease, allergic eye disease, Sjogren's syndrome, graft-versus-host disease and others. His clinical interests also include complex cataract surgery, corneal diseases and corneal transplantation.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ma serves as the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Ophthalmology and has a strong interest in medical student and resident education.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2008

Medical School

M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014


Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 2014-2015


Ophthalmology, Northwestern University, Chicago IL 2015-2018


Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland OH 2018-2019

Resident Excellence Award, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2018

Outstanding Resident Research Award, Northwestern University Dept of Ophthalmology, 2017

Clinical Case Award, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2015

Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2013

Medical Scholars Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2012

Intramural Research Training Award, National Institute of Health, 2008

Schuerch K, Ma JH, Wolf S, Ebneter A, Zinkernagel M, Munk M. Longitudinal retinal layer changes and clinical outcome in patients with multiple evanescent white dot syndrome. Ocular Immunol and Inflamm. 2021 Aug 18;29(6):1114-1120.

Ma J, Pathak C, Ramaprasad A, Basti S. Utility of IOLMaster 700 swept-source optical coherence tomography in detecting macular disease for preoperative cataract surgery patients. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021 Aug 11;15:3369-3378.

Ma J, Pillar A, Krueger RK. Quality of life and satisfaction among physicians after wavefront-optimized versus topography-guided laser vision correction. J Cataract Refr Surg. 2020 Nov;46(11):1466-1473.

Ma J, Baqai J. Severe bilateral descemetoceles in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Jul 10;(15):1-3.

Ma J, Gill M. Calcified amorphous tumor: A rare cause of central retinal artery occlusion. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jan 31;(10):25-27.

Ma J, Volpe NJ. Neuroimaging for isolated sixth nerve cranial neuropathy. In Lee A, Sinclair A, Sadaka A, Berry S, Mollan S (Eds.) Neuro-Ophthalmology: Global Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management. New York, NY: Springer. 2018.

Ma J, Desai R, Nesper P, Gill M, Fawzi A, Skondra D. Optical coherence tomography angiography imaging in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmol Eye Dis. 2017 Mar;(9):1-7. 

Lee GH, Stanford MP, Shariati MA, Ma J, Liao YJ. Severe, early axonal degeneration following experimental anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Nov;(11):7111-7118.

Chen Q, Leng T, Zheng L, Kutzscher L, Ma J, de Sisternes L, Rubin D. Automated drusen segmentation and quantification in SD-OCT images. Med Image Anal. 2013 Dec;(17):1058-1072.