Doctors and Practitioners in Ophthalmology

Dr. James Lee

Dr. James Lee is from The Colorado Eye Institute out of Colorado Springs Clinic.

Specialty Clinic day is 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. To schedule appointment call 719-258-1240

Surgeries can be performed at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center: Cataract, YAG, Corneal eye transplants, Stent Placements.

James Lee, M.D., practices comprehensive ophthalmology. He specializes in customized cataract surgery, LASIK, KAMRA Inlay, keratoconus, cornea, and external diseases of the eye. He also performs the most advanced types of corneal transplants including DSEK, DMEK, and laser assisted procedures.

Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a Medical Doctorate at University of Illinois. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Loyola University in Chicago followed by an ophthalmology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Lee has published on topics including LASIK and infections of the eye. While in college he was published in a major scientific journal as a primary author for his work in molecular biology. Dr. Lee held an associate professor position while at University of Arizona. He is currently involved in studies for treating keratoconus as well as perfecting new techniques for performing corneal transplants.

Personal Facts
Dr. Lee has taught surgeons in Mexico on small incision cataract surgery and is working on plans to help provide eye care to third world countries. Dr. Lee desires for a second career as a food critic and keeps a diary of culinary experiences when traveling.

Dr. Lee is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.