Mark Mannis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Mark J. Mannis, M.D., F.A.C.S.



Cornea and External Disease


  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology


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

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Cadillac Drive Facility

77 Cadillac Dr., Suites 101 & 120
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-703-5076
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-734-6957
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mannis strives to ensure that he addresses the specific functional issues faced by his patients with visual problems.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mannis specializes in diseases of the cornea and ocular surface. He specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation and ocular surface surgery.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Mannis concentrates his research on corneal transplant techniques, the treatment of diseases of the eye and skin, and the development of anti-infective agents.



Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery and Uveitis

Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center


M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville FL 1975

B.A., Brandeis University, Waltham MA 1968

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 1975-1976


Ophthalmology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO 1976-1979


Cornea and External Disease, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 1979-1980

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology - Cornea,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Cornea Society

Honors and Awards

R. Townley Paton Award - Eye Bank Association of America,

Castroviejo Medal - Cornea Society,

Select Recent Publications

Vélez F M, Mannis MJ, Izquierdo L Jr, Sánchez JG, Velásquez LF, Rojas S. Simultaneous surgery for corneal edema and aphakia: DSEK and placement of a retropupillary iris claw lens. Cornea. 2014 Feb;33(2):197-200. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182a9dffb. PMID:24322799.

Vieira AC, Mannis MJ. Ocular rosacea: common and commonly missed. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Dec;69(6 Suppl 1):S36-41. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2013.04.042. PMID:24229635.

Writing Committee for the Cornea Donor Study Research Group, Lass JH, Benetz BA, Gal RL, Kollman C, Raghinaru D, Dontchev M, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Chow C, McCoy K, Price FW Jr, Sugar A, Verdier DD, Beck RW. Donor age and factors related to endothelial cell loss 10 years after penetrating keratoplasty: Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2428-2435. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.08.044. PMID:24246826.

Writing Committee for the Cornea Donor Study Research Group, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Gal RL, Dontchev M, Kollman C, Raghinaru D, Dunn SP, Schultze RL, Verdier DD, Lass JH, Raber IM, Sugar J, Gorovoy MS, Sugar A, Stulting RD, Montoya MM, Penta JG, Benetz BA, Beck RW. The effect of donor age on penetrating keratoplasty for endothelial disease: graft survival after 10 years in the Cornea Donor Study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2419-2427. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.08.026. PMID:24246825.

Lee SH, Mannis MJ, Shapiro B, Li JY, Polage C, Smith W. Evaluation of microbial flora in eyes with a Boston type 1 Keratoprosthesis. Cornea. 2013 Dec;32(12):1537-9. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182a81992. PMID:24145635.

Jester JV, Murphy CJ, Winkler M, Bergmanson JP, Brown D, Steinert RF, Mannis MJ. Lessons in corneal structure and mechanics to guide the corneal surgeon. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep;120(9):1715-7. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.07.004. Erratum in: Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2448. Erratum in: Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2448. PMID 24001528.

Dubord PJ, Evans GD, Macsai MS, Mannis MJ, Glasser DB, Strong DM, Noël L, Fehily D. Eye banking and corneal transplantation communicable adverse incidents: current status and project NOTIFY. Cornea. 2013 Aug;32(8):1155-66. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e31828f9d64. PMID:23676781.

Armitage WJ, Ashford P, Crow B, Dahl P, DeMatteo J, Distler P, Gopinathan U, Madden PW, Mannis MJ, Moffatt SL, Ponzin D, Tan D. Standard terminology and labeling of ocular tissue for transplantation. Cornea. 2013 Jun;32(6):725-8. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182873405. PMID:23538627.