Dr. Craig J. Brown is a native of Fayetteville, who graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1969 and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in 1973. He earned his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and served as a medical missionary in tropical medicine in Nalerigu, Ghana, West Africa at the Baptist Missionary Hospital. Returning to the United States, Dr. Brown then completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri from 1978-1981. He returning home to open his private practice in the fall of 1981.
Dr Brown is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He has been a member of the American Medical Association since 1976. Dr. Brown is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, teaching medical students and residents. He collaborates with researchers in retinal microvascular disease around the world, and has published several papers concerning the treatment of ischemic injury to the visual system with L-methylfolate to increase blood flow and reduce oxidative stress. A partial bibliography follows.
With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Brown has performed over 9000 cataract operations and thousands of ophthalmic laser procedures. He currently serves in a consulting capacity for patients with nutritional, neuro-ophthalmological, and microvascular diseases.
Dr Brown has developed effective protocols for treatment and prevention of macular degeneration, dry eyes, ocular surface disease, cataracts, migraine, optic nerve disease, and for the reversal of early diabetic retinopathy. He holds patents for treatment of ischemic vascular diseases of the eye including Hypertensive Retinopathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Optic Neuropathy; and for the treatment of Migraine. Dr. Brown is working with several companies to license and make available these treatments in the US and Europe.
Brown C, Hanna C. Use of dilute drug solutions for routine cycloplegia and mydriasis. Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Dec;86(6):820-4. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(78)90129-0. PMID: 736080.
Brown, C.J., “Prophylaxis of Malaria”, Letter to the Editor commenting on Article, from the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 20, 1979. vol. 242, copyright 1979, American Medical Association PMID: 448908
Brown, C.J., “Ocular Envenomization by the West African Spitting Cobra”, Ann. Ophthal. Vol. 12, no.7. 1980
Brown CJ, Akaichi F. Vitamin D deficiency and posterior subcapsular cataract. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun 16;9:1093-8. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S84790. PMID: 26124632; PMCID: PMC4476482.
Brown CJ. Preservation of retinal structure and function after cilioretinal artery occlusion: a case report. Int Med Case Rep J. 2016 Feb 11;9:29-34. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S96858. PMID: 26929671; PMCID: PMC4755464.
Wang J, Brown C, Shi C, Townsend J, Gameiro GR, Wang P, Jiang H. Improving diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy with a medical food containing L-methylfolate: a preliminary report. Eye Vis (Lond). 2019 Jul 22;6:21. doi: 10.1186/s40662-019-0147-0. PMID: 31363484; PMCID: PMC6643316.
Shi C, Wang P, Airen S, Brown C, Liu Z, Townsend JH, Wang J, Jiang H. Nutritional and medical food therapies for diabetic retinopathy. Eye Vis (Lond). 2020 Jun 18;7:33. doi: 10.1186/s40662-020-00199-y. PMID: 32582807; PMCID: PMC7310218.
Elias MF, Brown CJ. New evidence for homocysteine lowering for management of treatment-resistant hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2021 Dec 22:hpab194. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpab194. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34935029.