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James A. Deutsch, MD

Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology

Tel: (718) 780-1530


Background and Expertise

A Brooklyn Heights native, Dr. Deutsch was educated at Harvard and Mount Sinai Hospital, and performed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Deutsch has been named one of the Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine and by the Castle-Connolly Guide. Dr. Deutsch has regularly scheduled office hours at Long Island College Hospital and specializes in both Pediatric and Adult Strabismus. He also serves as Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Kings County Hospital Center where he also sees patients.

Research Interests
  • Dr. Deutsch participates in clinical research in strabismus and eye muscle surgery. He also has an interest in ocular allergies in children.

Undergraduate: >BA, Harvard College, Cambridge Ma 1980, cum laude

Medical School: MD, New York Medical College, 1984, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital NY 1985-1988

Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphis, PA Pediatric Ophthalmology 1988-89

Selected Publications
  • Deutsch, James A. and Asbell, Penny A.: Sialidosis and galactosialidosis: In: Gold, DH and Weingeist, TA, eds. The Eye in Systemic Disease. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott; 1990:376-377.
  • Deutsch, James A. and Asbell, Penny A.: Lipoid proteinosis: In Gold, DH and Weingeist, TA, eds. The Eye in Systemic Disease, Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott; 1990:349-350.
  • Deutsch, James A., and Nelson, Leonard B.: Suction-Cup Occluder for Amblyopia Therapy. Ophthalmic Surgery, 1989; 20:217.
  • Saunders, Reginald J., Nelson, Leonard B., Deutsch, James A.: Peribulbar Anesthesia for Strabismus Surgery. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 109:705-708, June 1990.
  • Deutsch, James A., and Nelson, Leonard B.: Diagnosis and Management of Strabismus Disorders in Childhood. Pediatrician; 17:152-162, 1990.
  • Deutsch, J. A., Nelson, L. B., Sheppard, R. W. and Burke, M. J.: Unilateral Lateral Rectus Recession for the treatment of Exotropia. Annals of Ophthalmology; March 1992; 24:111-113.
  • Berman, D. and Deutsch, J. A.: Bilateral Spontaneous Pigment Epithelial Detachment in a Premature Neonate. Archives of Ophthalmology; February 1994; 112:161-162.