Birmingham Eye Surgeon Chosen as Innovator in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Top Quote Corneal Specialist, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D., founder of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. and Michelson Laser Vision, Inc. has been named an OSN Premier Surgeon 300 Innovator in Refractive Cataract Surgery by Ocular Surgery News. End Quote
  • Birmingham, AL (1888PressRelease) April 28, 2016 - "My selection as one of the 300 Premier Innovators in refractive cataract surgery in the United States by Ocular Surgery News is truly a real honor. I am very excited to be recognized as a "Premier Innovator" by my peers and colleagues. Performing cataract surgery, lens implants and LASIK in Birmingham for our community has given me so many great opportunities in the clinical care of patients as well as facilitating resident teaching, research and implementation of new and innovative technologies," commented Marc Michelson, M.D. "I have seen a tremendous evolution in cataract surgery over the past few decades and, I want to extend my thanks to all of my staff, residents, and fellows eye surgeons whom I have known through the years who have made it possible for me to develop advances in cataract and refractive surgery for the field of ophthalmology," he further explained.

    There are approximately 18,000 ophthalmologists in the U.S. today and of those about 9,000 perform cataract surgery. More than 3.5 million cataract surgery procedures were performed last year and that number is expected to grow considerably. Many patients elect to have refractive cataract surgery where in consultation with their cataract surgeon they develop a surgical plan that allows them to see without glasses after their cataract is removed. Refractive lens surgery entails achieving an outcome with a high degree of precision - and involves the use of meticulous preoperative measurements and calculations with advanced analytical systems. This is coupled with specialized laser systems for certain portions of the cataract operation as well as the selection of complex optical design lens implants to ultimately correct the patient's vision. Dr. Michelson's selection by OSN as a Premier Surgeon 300 Innovator in Refractive Cataract Surgery identifies him as one of the top 300 innovators in this area of eye surgery and vision correction. Dr. Michelson's research in the field of corneal wave front analysis allows him to properly identify patients suitable for certain specialized lens implants to maximize the optical and visual outcomes.

    "I began performing small incision cataract surgery more than 35 years ago when less than 5% of my peers had adopted that innovation. My role as a practicing eye surgeon quickly evolved in 1985 as I became a founding faculty member of the "Three Steps to Phaco" course for cataract surgeons worldwide to teach this seminal advance in cataract surgery. This work was followed by my performing the first corneal laser vision correction surgery in Alabama in 1991. As laser cataract surgery, advanced technology lens implants and precise measurement systems began to emerge, we immediately recognized the benefits we could provide patients by helping them achieve visual outcomes with minimal dependence on eyeglasses or even glasses free vision after cataract surgery. We had years of experience with thousands of patients whose lives we have changed with LASIK-and so we deliberately incorporated the practice of refractive cataract surgery for our patients at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center," explained Dr. Michelson.

    "Then we took it even a step further and moved the services of Alabama Eye and Cataract Center, P.C. and Michelson Laser Vision, Inc. into one location at UAB Highlands offering patients the most convenient and comprehensive laser refractive surgical eye care in the area. It made sense for patients to have complete access to all the skills and experience of the staff, technology and services that could deliver the best results for them all under one roof."

    You may learn more by visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, Google+ or

    For additional information, contact:

    Donna Scott, Michelson Laser Vision, Inc., dscott ( @ ) michelsonlaser dot com, 1-205-969-8100 or Brenda Vinson, Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P dot C dot , brendav ( @ ) alaeye dot com, 1-205-930-0930, UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S dot , Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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