About Mississippi Retina Associates

Since its inception in 1984, Mississippi Retina Associates has remained at the forefront of providing specialized care for diseases impacting the retina, vitreous, and macula. Renowned for our commitment to excellence, we boast the most advanced diagnostic equipment and treatment facilities in the region, positioning us as the premier retina practice in Mississippi. Our team of esteemed doctors are not only leaders in their field but also actively contribute to clinical trials, evaluating novel therapies for conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Our unwavering mission is to deliver state-of-the-art, top-quality medical care to every patient we serve. Through continuous involvement in local and national ophthalmologic and vitreoretinal professional societies, our physicians remain dedicated to enhancing the services we provide to both patients and referring doctors alike. Additionally, our doctors are accessible around the clock via our reliable answering service, ensuring that our patients receive the care they need when they need it most.

At Mississippi Retina Associates, we understand the complexities of insurance coverage. That’s why we handle all primary and secondary insurance filings for our patients, and we gladly accept assignment on Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and various managed care plans prevalent in Mississippi. Moreover, our compassionate team collaborates closely with Mississippi Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind and other local programs to address the diverse needs of our patients, ensuring comprehensive and tailored care for each individual we serve.

Why Choose Mississippi retina

Compassionate Care

Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to ensure you feel supported and cared for throughout your journey. From our warm and welcoming environment to our attentive staff, we strive to make your experience with us as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

Patient-Centered Approach

Whether you're seeking alternative treatment options, exploring cost-effective retinal care solutions, or interested in contributing to the future of healthcare for the next generation, we invite you to discover more about our innovative studies and patient-centered approach.

Esteemed Doctors

With a passion for excellence, each of our doctors brings a distinctive combination of education, training, and experience to our practice. Trust in our skilled professionals to provide you with the highest standard of care and personalized attention you deserve


Michael Borne


Dr. Michael Borne brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Mississippi Retina Associates. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Borne further honed his skills through internship training in Birmingham, Alabama, preparing him to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. His dedication to excellence and patient-centered approach make him an invaluable member of our team.

Joel Herring


Dr. Joel Herring is a compassionate and skilled physician dedicated to serving the vision health needs of our community. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University before completing his medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. With a strong foundation in education and training, Dr. Herring is committed to delivering personalized care to each patient he serves.

Jay Brown


Dr. Jay Brown is committed to excellence in ophthalmology and providing top-tier care to our patients at Mississippi Retina Associates. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi before pursuing his medical degree and completing his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Brown's dedication to ongoing education and training ensures that our patients receive the highest quality care available.

Bryan Propes


Dr. Bryan Propes brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice, prioritizing the vision health and well-being of each patient he serves. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University before obtaining his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Propes furthered his training through service in the US Navy, where he completed internship and Ophthalmology residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. His commitment to excellence and patient-centered care is evident in his approach to treatment and dedication to improving the lives of those he serves.

Discover What Our Patients Have to Say

At Mississippi Retina Associates, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care to every patient we serve. Don’t just take our word for it – hear directly from those who have experienced our dedication firsthand. Read the testimonials below to learn about the experiences of our valued patients and their journeys to improved eye health and vision.


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