Donald J. Doughman, M.D. - MED - Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota
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Donald J. Doughman, M.D.

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
Director, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank
Donald J. Doughman, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (612) 625-3233
Fax: (612) 626-3119


University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0501

For Clinic, Appointment, and Referral information visit University of Minnesota Physicians

Patient Care

Dr. Doughman serves as chief of ophthalmology at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center


  • Photorefractive kerotectomy
  • Cornea transplantation

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa (internal medicine and ophthalmology)
Fellowships: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Department of Cornea Research, Retina Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha

Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1979

R. Townley Paton Award, Eye Bank Association of America, 1989

Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1990

Helen Keller Sight Award, 1997

Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions International, 1998

Published Works

Cornea Donor Study Group: Baseline Donor Characteristics in the Cornea Donor Study. Cornea 24(4):389-96, 2005.

Collins JF, Gaster RN, Krol WF, VA Cooperative Cataract Study Group: Outcomes in Patients Having Vitreous Presentation During Cataract Surgery Who Lack Capsular Support for a Nonsutured PC IOL. Am J Ophthalmol 141:71-78, 2006.

Cornea Donor Study Group: Clinical Profile and Early Surgical Complications in the Cornea Donor Study. Cornea 25(2):164-170, 2006.

Cornea Donor Study Group: An Evaluation of Image Quality and Accuracy of Eye Bank Measurement of Donor Cornea Endothelial Cell Density in the Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study. Ophthalmology 112:431-440, 2005.

Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study Methods for Donor Endothelial Cell Density Determination of Cornea Donor Study Images. Curr. Eye Res 31(4):319-327, 2006.

Wu C., Doughman DJ: Erythropsia Revisited. J Cataract Refract Surg 33:548-549, 2007.

Cornea Donor Study Group: The Effect of Donor Age on Corneal Transplantation Outcome. Ophthalmology 115:620-626, 2008.

Folden DV, Wu CW, Hardten DR, Afiat S, Mellema, P; Hofman GM, Voelker PA, Melicher Larson JS, Connett JE, Doughman DJ: Use of Cobalt Blue Light in Grading Cataract and Estimating Vision Loss. J of Cataract Refract Surg 35(2):312-317, 2009.

Dunn SP, Stark WJ, Stulting RD, Lass JH, Sugar A, Pavilack MA, Smith PW, Tanner JP, Dontchev M, Gal RL, Beck RW, Kollman C, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ on behalf of the Cornea Donor Study Investigator Group. The effect of ABO blood incompatibility on corneal transplant failure in conditions with low risk of graft rejection. Am J Ophthal 147:432-438, 2009.

Powe A, Gal RL, Beck RW, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ on behalf of the Cornea Donor Study Investigator Group. The Cornea Donor Study. Vision Pan-America 8:9-12, 2009.