Jason Aaron Liss, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Campus mail: 234 Crooked Creek Pkwy, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 684-4224

Dr. Liss is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system.

Dr. Liss is experienced in all forms of oculoplastic surgery, including eyelid repositioning and reconstruction, cosmetic eyelid surgery, orbital and lacrimal surgery, and facial BOTOX and fillers.

His research interests include orbital volume as it relates to eye position and ocular surface health, and implant materials for orbital fracture repair.

Education and Training

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1998
  • Columbia University, M.D. 2003
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, Transitional Intern, Medicine
  • Cornell University, Ophthalmology Resident, Ophthalmology
  • Cornell University, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology
  • University of Pittsburgh, Oculoplastics Fellowship, Ophthalmology


Orbital decompression in thyroid eye disease

Thyroid eye disease is an orbital inflammatory manifestation of autoimmune thyroid disease that results in orbital congestion and can lead to significant cosmetic disfigurement, diplopia, and vision loss.