Jane Bailey, MD

Dr. Jane Bailey has over twenty years of experience as an ophthalmologist and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who also specializes in neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr. Jane Bailey sees patients at our Downtown Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis and South Minneapolis locations.

Dr. Bailey performs these procedures and sees patients with the following conditions including:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract evaluation
  • Cataract surgery
  • Lifestyle lens implants/astigmatism correction
  • Eye infections
  • Eye allergies
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye diseases
  • Medical retinal diseases
  • Tearing disorders
  • Ocular inflammatory conditions
  • Eyelid, eyebrow tumors and malpositions
  • Eyelid and facial movement disorders
  • Functional and cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery
  • Botox for blepharospasms and hemifacial spasms
  • Independent medical evaluations for complex problems

Dr. Bailey treats Neuro-ophthalmology disorders including:

  • Optic nerve diseases
  • Double vision
  • Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pupillary abnormalities
  • Thyroid ophthalmology
  • Brain tumors that affect vision
  • Problems in the movement of the eyes
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (AKA pseudotumour cerebri)
  • Stroke affecting vision
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Various other problems presenting in neuro-ophthalmology

Originally from Minneapolis, Dr. Bailey received her MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she received the Janet Glasgow Award for Scholastic Achievement. After an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, she went on to train in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, one of the top programs in the country, where she won the P.J. Leinfelder Award for Outstanding Research. She served in the United States Air Force as the Chief of Ophthalmology, Offutt Air Force Base. Dr. Bailey returned to the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology as Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching comprehensive ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology.

“I’ve been in a lot of great places in my life,” says Dr. Bailey, “but I’ve always wanted to come back and take care of people in Minnesota. I love helping people see better and I enjoy explaining how their vision works. I have two hats that I wear at Eye Care Associates. I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist and am also fellowship-trained in neuro-ophthalmology. Cataract surgery and lens implants have improved so much in the years that I have been in practice, and helping patients achieve their visual goals is exciting and rewarding. Neuro-ophthalmology patients often have problems that are difficult to diagnose, and it is very satisfying to help them solve their complex issues.”

Dr. Bailey is a director on the American Board of Ophthalmology. In that role, she helps design assessments and activities assuring that ophthalmologists across the country meet high standards, stay up to date, and practice ethically. In addition, she enjoys writing and has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). She serves as Editor of the Patient Safety Feature in EyeNet Magazine, the monthly publication of the America Academy of Ophthalmology.

Appointments with Dr. Bailey are available at the historic Medical Arts Building Office in Downtown Minneapolis, the Park Medical Office Building in South Minneapolis and at the Northeast Minneapolis Office on Stinson Boulevard.

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