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David Letbetter, M.D.

David Letbetter, M.D.

Internship Residency

  • Ophthalmology,University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2011


  • Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2008


  • M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 2007
  • M.S., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 1999
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1995


  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology 2013
  • Florida Medical License
  • Colorado Medical License

Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Research and Publications

  • Letbetter D.,Surgical Outcomes After Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: Comparison Studies of Intraocular Pressure, Haze, and Anterior Chamber Angles. Resident Research Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, June 2011.
  • Letbetter D, Espana E, Huang B. Donor Cell Density, Haze, and Graft Detachment After DSEK:Is There a Correlation?Poster Presentation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology,May 2010.
  • Shah S, Bachrach N, Spear S, Letbetter D, Stone R, Dhir R, LaFramboise W. Cutaneous Wound Analysis Using Hyperspectral Imaging, Biotechniques. 2003 Feb; 34(2):408-13.
  • Petrosko P, Mankarious S, Letbetter D, Spear S, LaFramboise W. Three Dimensional Myoblast-TisseelBiocomposites, Poster Presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2000.
  • Massia S, Stark J, Letbetter D. Surface-Immobilized Dextran Limits Cell Adhesion and Spreading,Biomaterials; vol.21; pages 2253-2261, Nov. 2000
  • Letbetter D,Massia S, Lickfield G. ABiomaterial Surface Modification Using Dextran for Improved Biocompatibility,Transactions of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials, vol. 26, p.505, Apr 1998

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While we are not currently seeing patients for routine eye care, we are available to you and yours for urgent care, retina care and emergency visits. Please call us to meet your eye care needs. 407-834-7776

March 20, 2020

Dear Patients,

Many of you have recently been told by our office that your elective cataract surgery has been temporarily cancelled. We have been advised by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Centers for Disease Control that we should stop all elective surgery immediately as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. This recommendation includes cataract surgery and is in effect until further notice.

As surgeons we could never have imagined a situation in which we would not be allowed to offer a life changing procedure like cataract surgery. However, these are exceptional times. The recommendations to cease surgery are designed to protect the public health and to stop the spread of this disease.

As soon as we hear that this ban on elective surgery has been lifted, and that it is safe to offer surgery, our office will contact you to reschedule your procedure. Please do not call the office to ask for a reschedule date at this time as we do not know when we will be given the directive to restart surgery.

We appreciate your patience. Until then stay safe, and stay home.

Best regards,
Harry R. Pappas, M.D.
Peter Gruenberg, M.D.
Ross Parks, M.D.
James Jochum, M.D.
Catherine Wang, M.D.
Myhanh Nguyen, M.D.
David Letbetter, M.D.
Michelle Cho, M.D.
Bradley Shoss, M.D.
Thomas Steedle, M.D.
Samantha Xavier, M.D.
Stephanie Terrill, M.D.
Paul Chiranand, M.D.

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