Travis C. Jenkins, MD

Dr. Jenkins specializes in corneal disease including keratoconus, dry eye, corneal scarring, corneal infection and corneal dystrophies, including Fuchs’ dystrophy. He performs corneal transplantation, DSEK, pterygium excision, blade-free LASIK and cataract surgeries.

Dr. Jenkins grew up in Anderson, South Carolina, and is excited to return to the south after completing his training in New York and Pennsylvania. He brings the latest technology and techniques in treatment and management of cornea and external disease to our community.

  • Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency in Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
  • Medicine Internship at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Doctor of Medicine at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jenkins is published in Young Ophthalmologist Info and is currently one of the editors for the Cornea chapter of the upcoming 7th edition of the Wills Eye Manual. He has served as a panel member on ophthalmic humanitarian aid in underserved locations, was featured in Daniel Byers’ short film, Mustang Gift of Sight: Operation Restore Vision, and performed manual small incision cataract surgery in remote villages in the mountains of Nepal.

Dr. Jenkins and his wife Shirin look forward to calling Wilmington home again! Dr. Jenkins loves our beaches and enjoys surfing and fly‐fishing.

Dr. Jenkins (2nd from left) and the Operation Restore Vision team in Nepal
“Everywhere we’ve gone the patients have asked us, please return. Please come back. Don’t let this be one trip. And you can see that appreciation. That you made an impact and you’ve helped them.”-Dr. Jenkins on his Operation Restore Vision experience

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