Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
UC Davis Health - Davis Eye Center
2035 Lyndell terrace, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616
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Philosophy of Care
I strive to provide the best possible care by actively 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.
Dr. Ma is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UC Davis Eye Center. He has a particular focus in ocular surface disease, including dry eye disease, allergic eye disease, neurotrophic keratopathy, graft-versus-host disease and others. He also specializes in complex cataract surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK), corneal diseases and corneal transplantation, including penetrating keratoplasty and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK/DMEK).
Dr. Ma received his undergraduate and medical education from Stanford University. He completed his residency training at Northwestern University, followed by fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. He is an advocate for medical student and resident education.
M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014
B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2008
Internship: 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
American Board of Ophthalmology,
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Honors and Awards
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
Select Recent Publications
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.