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  • Gayle Leff Goldstein, MD
    320 Points

    Georgia Ophthalmology Assoc
    465 Winn Way
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Stephen Leff, MD 120 Points

    Aspects Optical By Stephen
    2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 440
    Decatur, GA 30033
  • William Billips, MD 120 Points

    2680 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 201
    Decatur, GA 30033
  • Laura Bealer, MD 120 Points

    Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    500 Irvin Ct, #C120
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Stuart Silverman, MD 120 Points

    Thomas Eye Group
    5243 Snapfinger Woods Dr
    Decatur, GA 30035
  • Charles Hill, MD 110 Points

    Eye Clinic
    4171 Snapfinger Woods Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
  • Thomas Edwards, MD 100 Points

    Advanced Vision
    2799 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite 104
    Decatur, GA 30033
  • Julian Ayres, MD 100 Points

    2711 Irvin Way Ste 203
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Jacqueline Garringer, MD 100 Points

    Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    500 Irvin Ct Ste 120
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Paul Mc Manus, MD 100 Points

    Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    500 Irvin Ct Ste C-120
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Roger Rowell, MD 100 Points

    Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    PO Box 1798
    Decatur, GA 30031
  • Michael Jacobson, MD 100 Points

    Georgia Retina
    465 Winn Way Ste 100
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Jay Stallman, MD 100 Points

    Georgia Retina
    465 Winn Way Ste 100, Georgia Retina Pc
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Stuart Newman, MD 100 Points

    Thomas Eye Group
    5243 Snapfinger Woods Dr,
    Suite: 101
    Decatur, GA 30035
  • James Alexander, DO, MD

    3546 Covington Hwy # A
    Decatur, GA 30032
  • James Joiner, DO, MD

    2711 Irvin Way Ste 203
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Marion Rice, MD

    500 Irvin Ct Ste C-120
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Jonathan Woolfson, MD, Founder & Medical Director
    1430 Points

    Woolfson Eye Institute
    Distance: 5.56 mi
    800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE
    Suite 130
    Atlanta, GA 30328
  • James Hays, MD 640 Points

    Woolfson Eye Institute
    Distance: 5.56 mi
    800 Mount Vernon Hwy
    Atlanta, GA 30328
  • 510 Points

    Distance: 5.56 mi
    2905 Cobb Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30339
  • 300 Points

    Distance: 5.56 mi
    2905 Cobb Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Scott Lampert, MD 200 Points

    Georgia Retina
    Distance: 5.56 mi
    1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. #593
    Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Karen Sumers, MD 170 Points

    Distance: 5.56 mi
    3280 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 130
    Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Terry Taylor, MD 160 Points

    Distance: 5.56 mi
    993 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Ste 220
    Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Mark Safra, MD 160 Points

    Toco Hills Eye Ctr
    Distance: 5.56 mi
    2910 N Druid Hills Rd NE Ste M
    Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Currell Berry, MD 150 Points

    Distance: 5.56 mi
    2001 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 635
    Atlanta, GA 30309
  • David D'Heurle, MD 150 Points

    Center For Specialty Eye Care
    Distance: 5.56 mi
    1720 Peachtree St NW Ste 932
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Ophthalmologist Info

Ophthalmologist Summary:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and injuries of the eyes. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who have chosen the field of vision and the eyes for helping patients. These doctors deal with all issues regarding the anatomy, physiology, function, and diseases that affect the eyes. In addition, ophthalmologists can perform routine eye examinations, dispense advice to patients, and write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe eye drops or drugs to help treat eye infections and diseases.

Ophthalmologists can be considered specialists in both medicine and surgery, as they perform a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions to help those who suffer with eye problems.

Ophthalmologist Education and Training:

An ophthalmologist must first obtain a 4 year bachelor's degree, then complete 4 years of medical school in an ophthalmologist program, a 1 year internship, and at least 3 years of residency in the field. Those wishing to pursue a sub-specialty must complete an additional 1 to 2 years of training. After all education has been completed, an Ophthalmology Certification Exam must be passed in order to become a certified ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist Conditions Treated:

A few of the concerns and eye disorders that Ophthalmologists deal with include:

Ophthalmologist Sub-specialties:

While ophthalmology is a specialty within the medical field, there are many sub-specialties with ophthalmology. These sub-specialties may focus on certain parts of the eye, certain conditions, specific procedures, or specific populations. Some sub-specialties may include Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, or one of many others.

Ophthalmologist Procedures and Treatments:

Just a few of the interventions used by Ophthalmologists include:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrective surgery
  • Eye exams
  • Eye ultrasound
  • Eylea injections
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Laser surgery
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Lucentis injections
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Prescribe corrective eyewear
  • Refractive surgery
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vision exams
  • Vitrectomy

Ophthalmologist Associations:

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology are just two of the associations that Ophthalmologist may be linked with. There are many other associations, including those specific to each state and those devoted to sub-specialties within the field.

Ophthalmologist FAQs:
What is an


An Ophthalmologist is a physician who performs eye surgery, as well as provides vision care by diagnosing and treating the eye.

Why might I see an Ophthalmologist?
You should see an Ophthalmologist if you experience a change in vision, such as eye pain or redness. You should also see an Ophthalmologist if you experience blurred vision, double vision or eyestrain.

What are some areas that an ophthalmologist can specialize in?
Some of the specialized areas are glaucoma, plastic surgery, cornea diseases, retinal diseases and pediatrics.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician?
These titles are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different and involve different qualifications and practice criteria. An optician mainly works with corrective eye wear and cannot diagnose or treat any condition. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry. While an optometrist may diagnose eye and vision problems, treatment is limited to prescription of corrective eye wear and medications for certain diseases that affect the eye. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy with a specialization in care of the eyes and vision. An ophthalmologist can perform all of the duties of the other eye professionals, as well as diagnosing and treating conditions and performing surgical interventions when necessary. The ophthalmologist has the most complete training and qualifications for all aspects of eye and vision health.

What is a holistic ophthalmologist?
This is an ophthalmologist who takes a more natural approach to treating eye diseases and injuries. He or she recommends dietary supplements to maintain eye health as well as alternative medicines and procedures such as acupuncture.

How many ophthalmologists are there in the United States?
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) states that there are 25,152 ophthalmologists in the United States as of March 6, 2014.

Ophthalmologist Related Terms:
eyes, retina, cornea, glasses, contact lenses laser eye surgery, glaucoma, ocular surgery, near sighted, far sighted, astigmatism, blindness, pink eye, discharge, cataracts, tumors, eye examinations, ophthalmology, vision