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James T. Murphy, M.D.

james t murphy md

Dr. Murphy is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained subspecialist focusing on glaucoma, complex cataracts, and anterior segment surgical techniques. Dr. Murphy has experience in laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, complex and advanced techniques in cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), traditional and implant glaucoma surgery, and laser treatments for glaucoma. His special interests include new imaging modalities for detecting and monitoring disease and minimally invasive surgical treatments of glaucoma.

While attending medical school, Dr. Murphy worked to improve and strengthen the medical Spanish education curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He participated in and organized several medical missions to Central and South America. Following his fellowship training, he was appointed instructor in ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. He had active roles in the clinical and surgical education of residents and medical students of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He has presented research at international conferences focusing on advanced imaging in glaucoma and new surgical techniques. In addition, Dr. Murphy has a strong interest in international medicine and global initiatives in early glaucoma detection.

Dr. Murphy is fluent in English and Spanish.



  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implants


Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI


State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY


Ophthalmology – State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY


Glaucoma & Complex Anterior Segment Surgery – Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center


  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology