Jeffrey Minkovitz, M.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Minkovitz specializes in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery. After graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard University, Dr. Minkovitz received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He then served his medicine internship at Harvard's Mt. Auburn Hospital, his ophthalmology residency at Washington University, and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Minkovitz participated in the early research on Excimer Laser photorefractive surgery (PRK) beginning in 1994. He has offered this procedure to his Wilmington patients since FDA approval in 1996. In 2016, Dr. Minkovitz founded Laser Vision Delaware, LLC, once again raising the bar and bringing a newer, faster and more accurate refractive laser to Delaware, making this technology available to other surgeons as well. In addition to laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, Dr Minkovitz performs the most advanced cataract surgery, including the newest laser cataract surgery and premium lens implants for astigmatism correction. He is also one of only a few Delaware surgeons trained in corneal transplants, and he thoroughly screens for and treats a variety of eye diseases.
Together with his Center for Advanced Surgical Arts partner and co-founder, Dr. Minkovitz introduced laser cataract surgery to Wilmington, Delaware in 2012, bringing the first LensX laser to Delaware. This adds to other Delaware firsts for Dr. Minkovitz, including PRK laser vision correction, CK for near vision, and DSAEK, DMEK and DALK corneal transplants.
A partner at Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. since 1996, Dr. Minkovitz is also on the staff of Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Surgical Arts, where he serves on the medical advisory board. As an assistant clinical professor at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Minkovitz received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the residents at Wilmer Eye Institute. He was also named Top Doc in ophthalmology by Delaware Today Magazine for six consecutive years, and again most recently in 2019, and was an invited instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Minkovitz is board certified in Ophthalmology and has memberships in the following professional organizations:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Medical Association
- Medical Society of Delaware
- New Castle County Medical Society