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Darren J. Bell, MD

Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates


  • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Charles Retina Institute, Memphis, TN, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery


  • University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN,  Methodist University Hospital

Medical School

  • Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, TX

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association


  • Texas Rising Stars 2013-2014, Texas Super Doctors 2018

Clinical Professor

  • Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2004-Present)


  • Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Awards and Publications


  • Singer MA, Bell DJ, Woods P, et al. “Effect of Combination Therapy with Bevacizumab and Dexamethasone Intravitral Implant in Patients with Retinal Vein Occlusion.” Retina. 2012.
  • Singer MA, Bell, DJ, Boord, T. Effects of combination therapy with Bevacizumab and Dexamethasone intravitreal implant in patients with Retinal Vein Occlusion-Six month results. American Society of Retina Specialists (Vancouver, Canada, 2010), Subspecialty Day, American Academy of Ophthalmology (Chicago, IL, 2010) Paper/Poster
  • Charles S and Bell DJ. “Repositioning Dislocated Intraocular Lenses into the Anterior Chamber.” Retina. 2008; 7: IO15-7.
  • Bell DJ and Chaum E. “A 30 year old woman with gradual vision loss OU.” Digital Journal of Ophthalmology. October 2005. <>.
  • Bell DJ and Wilson MW. “Choroidal Melanoma: Natural History and Management Options.” Cancer Control. 2004; 11: 296-303.


  • Del Cid MR, Singer MA, Bell D. Topical Nonsteroidal Therapy for the Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.2010: ARVO E-Abstract 3311. Poster at ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2010
  • Singer, MA, Bell, DJ, Boord, T. Effect of Combination Therapy with Bevacizumab and Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant in Patients with Retinal Vein Occlusion. Vindico Medical Education, Maui, HA, January 2010. Presentation
  • Singer, MA, de! Cid, MR., Bell, DJ., Trichopoulos, N, O’Conner, P, Padmanabhan, S. Unknown Case presented at the Imaging Conference at the Retina Congress as well as submitted at the film festival (2009)
  • Singer, MA, Bell, DJ, Boyer, D. et al. Non-Steroidal Drops Safe for Long-Term Use? American Academy of Ophthalmology, poster presentation San Francisco, CA, October 2009.
  • Bell DJ and Walton RC. “CMV Retinitis in the Era of HAART.” (Presentation) University of Tennessee Residents’ Day, 6/2004
  • Bell DJ. “Modern Vision Correction: LASIK and other methods.” (Presentation) Methodist Hospital, 1/2002