Dr. Jesse Pelletier M.D.

Jesse Pelletier
Areas of Care:
  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Cataracts
  • Ophthalmology


  • Residency - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Board Certifications

  • Opthamology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
  • American College of Surgery
  • Miami Ophthalmological Society


  • Opthamology

Professional Statement
Jesse Pelletier, MD completed his ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in cornea/refractive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He currently remains affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Miami-VA as Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with responsibilities that include surgical training of residents, clinic supervision, and clinical research within the general ophthalmology and cornea divisions.

In private practice, as a founding partner of the Ocean Ophthalmology Group, Dr. Pelletier has experience treating many types of ocular moribidities including including cataracts, refractive disorders, corneal infection and inflammation, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cancerous and pre-malignant lesions of the cornea and conjunctiva, and dry eye disease. Dr. Pelletier also performs a variety of specialized surgeries including micro-incisional cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, pterygium excision, and corneal transplantation. Dr. Pelletier has expertise in endothelial keratoplasty (also known as DSAEK), a form of transplantation in which only the deepest portion of the cornea is transplanted. This novel technique has revolutionized corneal surgery allowing for faster healing and more stable postoperative ocular integrity.

Dr Pelletier serves as the Director of the Laser Vision Correction service at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group. He utilizes the most advanced vision correction technology including iLASIK, LASIK, LASEK, Advanced Surface Treatments, and PRK to ensure precise treatments and is certified on various excimer and femtosecond platforms. Dr. Pelletier performs his refractive procedures at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, utilizing Advanced CustomVue Wavescan, 150 kHz IntraLase femtosecond laser, and VISX S4 excimer laser with iris registration.

Dr. Pelletier has written and spoken extensively on infections of the ocular surface, epidemiology of eye infections and ocular microbiology. Moreover, he has served as both investigator and prinicipal investigator for several clinical trials and is a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. In addition to his private practice and academic positions, he is Director of Cataract and Corneal Surgery for the non-profit Africa Surgical Assistant Program, which provides research and surgical solutions to local health-care providers in West Africa.

Dr. Pelletier is an active member in the national and local ophthalmologic community. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and former president of the Miami Ophthalmological Society.

Along with his passion for ophthalmology, Dr. Pelletier enjoys fluency in several languages, international travel, literature, and advanced fitness training. He currently practices at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group located in North Miami Beach and is on staff at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miami-VA, and Memorial Hospital.

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