Todd L. Jackson Sr., M.D.
Todd L. Jackson, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and specializes in complex and advanced technology cataract surgery and is utilized by other ophthalmologists for difficult cases because of his competency. Dr. Jackson is expertly trained in the fields of refractive surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, neuro-ophthalmology, trauma, pterygium surgery, and advanced medical care of the eye. He completed his medical doctorate degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then went on to further his training in advanced eye surgery and medical management of the eye at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Jackson is currently enrolled at Harvard getting an executive master’s degree in public health and epidemiology.
Dr. Jackson returned home to Las Vegas to practice and continued to gain experience that has led to his emphasis in complex cases in part through medical missions served in Africa, Guatemala and Indonesia with renowned surgeons from around the world and his participation in a pay-it-forward medical clinic. Dr. Jackson has earned the LEO award for continuing education, a recognition given to less than 1% of all ophthalmologists and has gained a pending patent for a cataract surgical instrument as well as authored a research paper on cataract surgery innovation. In addition, Dr. Jackson was the lead submitter for a Medicare/Medicaid innovation grant. His in-depth training and expertise coupled with a love of people has made Dr. Jackson a sought after surgeon and recipient of such awards such as the “Super Service Award” for physicians of Las Vegas and vast five star ratings from verified patients.
Dr. Jackson founded his own clinic, Prestige Laser & Cataract Institute (PLCI), and opened one of the first accredited office-based cataract surgical suites in the Western United States which has driven excellence in surgical care to new heights while making needed sight restorative procedures such as cataract and pterygium removal, more affordable to many individuals. Using the founding principles of excellence, compassion, and outreach that PLCI was built on, Dr. Todd L. Jackson joined with Dr. Peter W. DeBry and became a senior partner and owner of NV Eye Surgery thus bringing further world-class excellence in eye care to patients of Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, and surrounding areas. In 2018, Dr. Jackson sold his interest in NV Eye Surgery and moved his family to Mohave County to perform surgeries in the region.
Outside of the office and surgical units, Dr. Jackson is a beloved father of six, dedicated husband, former ecclesiastical leader, sibling of 11, and committed community contributor. Dr. Jackson serves on the Board of Directors for both Toni’s House and the Gift of Sight foundation. He is a member of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association and fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jackson served as scout master for the Boy Scouts of America, bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and missionary to Guatemala where he first dedicated two years of full-time service, became fluent in Spanish, and now continues to volunteer medically and educationally.
Truly, Dr. Todd Jackson has proven to be a world-class individual and physician of compassion, outreach, and excellence among his family, community, colleagues, medical providers, and patients.
REtinal Consultants of Arizona - OPHTHALMOLOGISTS
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Dr. Palejwala is a Phoenix native completing his high school education at Brophy College Preparatory. He then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University where he was part of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then entered medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society and graduated summa cum laude. At Jefferson, he developed a passion for ophthalmology conducting multiple clinical research projects at Wills Eye Institute.
He returned back to the valley for his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and then went on to pursue a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After the completion of his residency, he chose to further subspecialize in vitreoretinal surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. During his training, Dr. Palejwala has performed thousands of ophthalmic procedures, authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented his work at local and national scientific meetings. He has a particular interest in novel intravitreal drug delivery systems. Dr. Palejwala joined Retinal Consultants of Arizona in 2015.
Dr. Palejwala provides care for patients with a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachment, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, secondary intraocular lens placement, uveitis, and retinal degenerations/dystrophies. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Dr. Palejwala and his wife are extremely excited to be back in Arizona after being away for several years. They enjoy spending time with their families who still live in the valley, keeping up with their dog, Apollo (which is not an easy task), and exploring the Arizona landscape. In his free time, Dr. Palejwala enjoys distance running (he has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons), hiking, photography, cooking, and snowboarding.