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  • About
    the staff of Augusta Eye M D bring unsurpassed specialty eye care and the best available technology to the Augusta GA community Read what our patients are saying about us Our on site surgery center is AAAHC accredited and licensed and our optical shop Augusta Eyewear Gallery carries a full line of competitively priced eyewear a wide array of frames from your favorite designers as well as premium contact lenses

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  • Our Surgery Center
    Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Surgery Center Eyewear Gallery Optical Shop Print Page Print Augusta Eye Surgery Center Our on site eye surgery center is AAAHC accredited and licensed Augusta Eye Surgery was recently March 2015 reaccredited by both the Georgia Department of Health and AAAHC Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Inc AAAHC is the nation s leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities Being reaccredited means that Augusta Eye Surgery has undergone rigorous professional scrutiny and been found to provide the highest quality of ambulatory surgical care There is no higher national standard and we are here to provide that care for you Our state of the art operating rooms pre op and post op suites are staffed by specially trained experienced ophthalmic nurses who assist Dr Marks in giving you the best possible results Augusta Eye MD recently acquired a new state of the art Nidek GYC 1000 532 nm 1 7 Watt Solid State Laser to add to our laser suite This laser is a photocoagulation laser used to treat disorders of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye noninvasively These highly skilled caregivers will make certain that you are relaxed

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  • About the doctors, technology, and staff of Augusta Eye M.D. located in Augusta Georgia
    about us Our on site surgery center is AAAHC accredited and licensed and our optical shop Augusta Eyewear Gallery carries a full line of competitively priced eyewear a wide array of frames from your favorite designers as well as premium contact lenses and sunglasses Our office is open Monday through Thursday 8 00 a m to 5 00 p m and on Fridays from 8 00 a m until noon

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  • Eye and Vision Procedures in Augusta GA at Augusta Eye M.D.
    and Alcon Ozil Microincisional Ultrasonic Technology Anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye and the most up to date techniques mean NO stitches or patches are necessary in most cases Patients experience an almost immediate improvement in vision and a speedy recovery time Print Yag Laser Capsulotomy Cataract surgery complications are quite rare The most common complication is called posterior capsule opacity PCO The natural lens containing the cataract is removed during surgery but the surgeon leaves in place the clear membrane the capsule that had covered the back of the natural lens This membrane supports the replacement lens implant In a small number of patients this membrane thickens becomes clouded and prevents light from reaching the back of the eye This thickening process sometimes takes place within a few months after cataract surgery but it often happens years later A YAG laser capsulotomy is a quick and painless outpatient procedure that removes the clouded portion of the membrane behind the intraocular lens implant thereby restoring the clearest possible vision Print Chalazion A chalazion is a harmless peasized mass that forms around an oil gland inside the upper or lower eyelid It may not require treatment if it remains small and not very noticeable Many chalazion go away on their own or after the application of a warm moist compresses over a period of weeks However a chalazion that persists can grow large enough to affect appearance or even cause blurred vision In these cases medications are prescribed or the chalazion can be removed with minor in office surgery under local anesthesia Print Express Shunt Trabeculectomy If you have glaucoma and medication eye drops or Laser surgery have not been effective in lowering the pressure within your eye a surgical procedure called trabeculectomy may be necessary This procedure helps to lower pressure by altering the eye s drainage system Click here to learn about a new treatment option Print Laser Trabeculoplasty If you have glaucoma a laser trabeculoplasty can be performed to increase drainage and lower the pressure within the eye This treatment can be used either with or without medication Laser Trabeculoplasty is a virtually pain free in office procedure While it does not cure glaucoma this treatment often works as well as certain medications without potential medication related side effects Ellex Solo SLT laser Augusta Eye MD recently added the Ellex Solo SLT laser to our arsenal of treatment options for Glaucoma Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty SLT selectively targets the melanin cells of the trabecular meshwork to enhance outflow and reduce intraocular pressure The Ellex Solo SLT Laser is the newest SLT technology available and offers patients a highly effective non invasive treatment option for Open Angle Glaucoma SLT is a pain free low risk noninvasive outpatient procedure that can help reduce the need for eye drops and help prevent vision loss from glaucoma Print Corneal transplants The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye covering the iris and the pupil When disease or an injury

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  • Our Doctors
    in 1987 In 1988 Dr Marks became a clinical instructor for the Emory University Department of Ophthalmology at the Atlanta VA Hospital Dr Marks moved with his family to Augusta Georgia in 1990 He has been a managing partner of Augusta Eye M D since 2004 and Medical Director of Augusta Eye Surgery LLC since 2008 Dr Marks has been on Augusta Magazine s list of Best Doctors since 1997 He lives in Evans Georgia with his wife and has two children Dr Marks performs cataract surgery glaucoma surgery and oculoplastics at Augusta Eye Surgery a state of the art outpatient surgery center located onsite Click here to view more information on Dr Marks Gavin Davis M D Dr Gavin Davis currently a Wilmer cornea refractive surgery fellow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore Maryland will join Augusta Eye MD in the summer of 2014 Originally from Marietta Georgia Dr Davis is a Summa Cum Laude highest honors graduate of the University of Georgia Honors College and a member of Alpha Phi Omega He graduated at the top of his class from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston Dr Davis completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University

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  • About Cataracts
    A cataract forms when proteins within the lens begin to cluster together causing the lens to cloud If the lens is cloudy it cannot properly focus the image on the retina This makes vision blurry and colors indistinct When your lifestyle is threatened by a cataract it is time to consult the doctors at Augusta Eye M D about your options WHY a cataract develops What causes the lens to cloud In most cases the culprit is the normal aging process If you are age 65 or older you probably have a cataract but it may not have progressed to the point that it affects your vision Certain lifestyle choices and relatively common health conditions like diabetes may hasten cataract development Nutrition may play at least a limited role Some research suggests that antioxidant vitamins like vitamin A beta carotene vitamins C and E and selenium may slow cataract development All of these are available in common multivitamin formulas Beyond that the use of nutritional supplements carries its own risks you should consult your physician before adding them to your diet Are cataracts inevitable If you live long enough you will almost certainly develop cataracts because they are part of

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  • Our Staff
    an Ophthalmic Coding Specialist In 2007 Michelle became a Certified Ophthalmic Executive which is the highest business credential awarded in her field As Administrator of the practice Michelle acts as the liaison between the patients physicians and staff She is responsible for the day to day coordinating supervising and management of the entire medical facility Michelle and her husband live in North Augusta SC Susan Ziegler Marks Susan Ziegler Marks is the Administrator of the Augusta Eye Surgery Center Originally from Oak Ridge Tennessee Susan is a certified Ophthalmic Assistant and a certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant As Administrator Susan is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the surgical center Susan was a Physical Therapist for 20 years before changing careers and was the Administrator of a Physical Therapy practice in Ohio She has a degree in Chemistry from Emory University and Master s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University Our Staff Marie Harvey Clinical Director As Clinical Director Marie directs coordinates and controls the activities for patients undergoing ophthalmic surgical intervention in a safe licensed and accredited environment Marie is responsible for the interpretation direction and evaluation of nursing practice to promote safe efficient and therapeutically effective

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  • Photo Tour
    Print Photo Tour Take a tour of the Augusta Eye facility

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