Daniel Dawson

Daniel Dawson, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist


About Daniel Dawson

Dr. Daniel Dawson joined the University of Florida’s Department of Ophthalmology as a comprehensive ophthalmologist on July 18, 2011. Dr. Dawson attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA and completed his internship at University of Wisconsin’s Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI; his residency at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI; and two fellowships (an ophthalmic pathology, uveitis, and oncology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a cornea fellowship at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute)

Dr. Dawson is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Dawson sees patients at the Shands Medical Plaza and the Malcolm Randall VA Hospital.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Opthalmology

Clinical Profile

  • Ophthalmology


Ectatic diseases
Experimental Eye Research. 202 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exer.2020.108347.
Corneal Densitometry After Secondary Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty.
Cornea. 38(9):1083-1092 [DOI] 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002016. [PMID] 31206397.
Role of the corneal epithelium measurements in keratorefractive surgery.
Current opinion in ophthalmology. 28(4):326-336 [DOI] 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000379. [PMID] 28399067.
Detection of Ectatic Corneal Diseases Based on Pentacam
Zeitschrift Fur Medizinische Physik. 26(2, SI):136-142 [DOI] 10.1016/j.zemedi.2015.11.001.
In Memoriam-Hank Edelhauser (1937-2015).
Cornea. 35(8):1033-4 [DOI] 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000903. [PMID] 27391091.
A microscopy study of the structural features of post-LASIK human corneas.
PloS one. 8(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0063268. [PMID] 23650559.
Variability of subjective classifications of corneal topography maps from LASIK candidates.
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). 29(11):770-5 [DOI] 10.3928/1081597X-20130823-01. [PMID] 23980708.


Fellowship – Ophthalmology
2006 · Palm Beach Gardens
Fellowship – Pathology
2002 · University of Wisconsin
Residency – Ophthalmology
2001 · University of Michigan
Internship – Transitional Year
1998 · Gundersen Lutheran Hospital
Medical Degree
1997 · University of Iowa
Bachelor of Science
1993 · University of Nebraska

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol