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George J.C. Jin, MD, PhD is the director of clinical research at Jones Eye Clinic and adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Jin has published over seventy peer reviewed papers in major ophthalmic journals as first or second author and has written chapters in several ophthalmic text books.

His research interests concentrate on cataract, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries. Dr. Jin earned his medical degree in Beijing, China, at Beijing University Medical School and completed his residency and PhD training at Peking Union Medical College and the Eye Research center at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. As an associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Jin was the first in China to perform extra-capsular cataract extraction with IOL implantation combined with trabeculectomy. He was also the first surgeon to introduce glaucoma laser surgery to China.

He completed two post-doctorate fellowship programs at the Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami University. Prior to joining Jones Eye Clinic, he was director of clinical research at the Eye Institute of Utah for 18 years.

He is one of the senior editors of a new textbook, Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex: a Practical Guide. The book will be published in March of 2011 by SLACK Incorporated.



 “Now that I have my surgery I see much better. The ReStor lenses are a great advancement in treatment for cataracts and I am grateful for the opportunity to have had the procedures done at the Jones Eye Clinic. The staff and doctors were very helpful in explaining the procedure and answering all my questions. I would do it again in a minute. Dr. Jones and his staff did a great job!”

-Monte R. DDS