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John Pemberton

InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentOphthalmology, College of Medicine
DivisionOphthalmology Faculty
AddressJ613 Jones Eye Institute
4105 Outpatient Circle
Mail Slot # 523
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Dr. John D. Pemberton is an associate professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, specializing in plastic surgery of the eyelids, orbital masses, orbital reconstruction, tear drainage repair and other surgeries of the structures surrounding the eye. He sees patients at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Pemberton received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Theater from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and his doctorate in medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in San Francisco, California. He completed a residency in ophthalmology and was the chief resident at West Virginia University. He specialized further, accomplishing a 15 month fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the Beraja Medical Institute in Miami, Florida, and another 15 month fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital reconstructive surgery at the renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. While there he saw patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Isreal Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital; all teaching hospitals for the Harvard Medical School.Dr. Pemberton has been in the military since 1989 and has over 21 years of service. He started his military career as a combat medic which segued naturally into a career in medicine. In 2002, after completing his internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he was assigned as a flight surgeon for the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, Texas, a famous U.S. Army unit with historic members such Colonel Custer and Colonel Moore. He remained with this unit from 2002 thru 2005, 13 months of which included a tour in Iraq. He received the Bronze Star Combat Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Golden Spurs Award, and the Iraqi Expeditionary Medal for his service.Dr. Pemberton is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) which is a professional doctoral degree for physicians in the United States. Holders of the DO degree are known as osteopathic physicians. The difference is that DOs belong to a separate but equal branch of American medical care–through the osteopathic approach. Osteopathic physicians look at the entire person to reach a diagnosis, rather than focusing only on the symptoms, and they are trained to help the body heal itself. They teach patients how to prevent illness and injury by living a healthy lifestyle, and perform osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a hands-on treatment whereby the DO will manipulate muscles and joints with techniques that include stretching, resistance and gentle pressure. DOs practice with the belief that all parts of the body work together, influencing one another. They receive special training about the nervous system and musculoskeletal system, and they provide something very important to the patient–a healing touch.

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    1. Kornhauser T, Ponder CM, Dockery PW, Sharabura AB, Brock W, Nguyen J, Pemberton JD. Timing of Jones Tube Placement After Excision of Nasal or Lacrimal Drainage System Malignancy: A Survey of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Clin Ophthalmol. 2023; 17:3057-3062. PMID: 37869042.
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    2. Henry W, Nash S, Pemberton J. Conjunctival Melanoma of the Left Lower Eyelid. Cutis. 2022 05; 109(5):E25-E27. PMID: 35856766.
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    3. Sharabura AB, Fong JW, Pemberton JD. Ocular TASER Probe Injury Managed with Primary Evisceration: Case Report. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2021 Sep-Dec; 12(3):934-939. PMID: 35082651.
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    4. Chancellor JR, Gonzalez-Krellwitz LA, Pemberton JD. Rubbery nodule on the face of an infant. Cutis. 2019 Aug; 104(2):92;97-98. PMID: 31603958.
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    5. Golinko MS, Pemberton JD, Phillips J, Johnson A, Hartzell LD. The Arkansas Tessier Number 3 Cleft Experience: Soft Tissue and Skeletal Findings With Primary Surgical Management: Four-Step Approach. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Oct; 29(7):1834-1841. PMID: 29877978.
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    6. Hardin JS, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Pemberton JD, Phillips PH, Chacko JG. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Progressing to Venous Sinus Thrombosis, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and Stroke. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 38(1):60-64. PMID: 28742639.
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    7. Behrens A, Sallam A, Pemberton J, Uwaydat S. Tamoxifen Use in a Patient with Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia Type 2. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan-Apr; 9(1):54-60. PMID: 29643783.
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    8. Pemberton JD, Salter M, Fay A, Thuro B, Spencer H, Dajani O. Investigation of goldmann perimetry in evaluation of patients for upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Orbit. 2018 Feb; 37(1):48-52. PMID: 28812936.
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    9. Pemberton JD, Wright H, Fowler BT, Kim J, Fleming JC. Consideration for eliminating conjunctival closure in the enucleation procedure. Orbit. 2017 Oct; 36(5):322-324. PMID: 28742978.
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    10. Nash S, Bartels H, Pemberton J. Metastatic cervical adenocarcinoma to the orbital subperiosteal space. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr; 52(2):e60-e62. PMID: 28457305.
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    11. Goyal S, Park A, Zeglam A, Brown H, Pemberton JD. Choroidal Ganglioneuroma and Orbital Plexiform Neurofibroma Presenting as Buphthalmos in an Infant With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug; 32(4):e87-9. PMID: 25186217.
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    12. Boyette JR, Pemberton JD, Bonilla-Velez J. Management of orbital fractures: challenges and solutions. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:2127-37. PMID: 26604678.
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    13. Pemberton JD, MacIntosh PW, Zeglam A, Fay A. Naphazoline as a confounder in the diagnosis of carotid artery dissection. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar-Apr; 31(2):e33-5. PMID: 24807801.
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    14. Pemberton J, MacIntosh PW, Zeglam A, Fay A. Naphazoline as a Confounder in the Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Dissection. Ophthal Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2014.
    15. Goyal S, Shiver MB, Banda H, Brown HH, Pemberton JD. Nonhealing trauma masking periocular basal cell carcinoma in a young black male. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 49(1):e14-6. PMID: 24513372.
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    16. Goyal S, Petrovic V, Pemberton JD, Uwaydat SH. A tale of two Purtscher's retinopathy. J Ark Med Soc. 2013 Oct; 110(5):86-9. PMID: 24383196.
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    17. Thuro B, Pemberton J. Visual Fields in Blepharoplasty. Ophthalmology Residence Day. 2013.
    18. Pemberton J. Reply to Letter to the Editor about Electronic Assisted Nasolacrimal Duct Intubation. 2013.
    19. Pemberton JD, Miller J, Commander J, Michalos P, Fay A. Electronically assisted nasolacrimal duct silicone intubation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1):18-20. PMID: 23128537.
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    20. Thuro BA, Kelkhoff AJ, Pemberton JD. Investigating the role of metal fatigue in a case of ritleng probe fracture: its causes and prevention. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1):e20-1. PMID: 22836794.
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    21. Thuro B, Pemberton J. Antibiotic in Oculoplastic Surgery. Ophthalmology Residence Day. 2012.
    22. John B. Miller MD, Pemberton J, Aaron Fay MD. Electronic Assited Nasolacrimal Duct Intubation. 2012.
    23. Robert Weir, Manisha Mehta, Pemberton J, Aaron Fay. Growth Patterns in The Orbital Region: A study of Cadava Crania. ARVO. 2012.
    24. Anthony Kokx, Robert Weir, Zvi Kresch, John Nguyen, Jennifer Sivak, Yvette Santiago, Pemberton J, Aaron Fay. Prophylactic Postoperative Antibiotics For Patients Undergoing Enucleation or Evisceration. ARVO. 2012.
    25. Pemberton J, Anthony Daniels, Aaron Fay. Ophthalmology Clinical Vignettes: Oral Board Study Guide. Crimson House Publishing. 2012; 256.
    26. Pemberton JD, Vidor I, Sivak-Callcott JA, Bailey NG, Sarwari AR. North American blastomycosis of the eyelid. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009; 25(3):230-2.
    27. Wiley LA, Joseph MA, Pemberton JD. Microkeratome-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008; 126(3):404-8.
    28. Wiley L, Pemberton J. Microkeratome-assisted Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. ASCRS. 2007.
    29. Pemberton JD, Smith SB. What is your diagnosis? Cicatricial pemphigoid. Cutis. 2004; 74(1):26, 68-9.
    30. Wong WK, Chacko B, Scribbick F, Goff M, Nelson B, Pemberton J. Healing Characteristics of Corneal Wounds with Tisseel VH Fibrin Sealant: A Study in New Zealand White Rabbits. SAUEHC Ophthalmology Annual Conference. 2002.
    31. Pemberton J. The Ophthalmology Medical Mission Experience in Mexico. Christian Ophthalmology Society. 2002; (English).
    32. Ng J, Payner T, Pemberton J, Martin R, Nunery W. Orbital Trauma Caused by Bicycle Handlebar Brakes. ASOPRS. 2001.
    33. Gardner B, Pemberton J, Chacko B. Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: Cost Analysis of Various Liquid Tear Preparations. ARVO. 2001.
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