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Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, PC
Eye Care Center with Birmingham Eye Doctors for Eye Exams & Cataract Surgeons who are Cataract Surgery & Lens Implant Specialists.
Eye Care Center with Birmingham Eye Doctors for Eye Exams & Cataract Surgeons who are Cataract Surgery & Lens Implant Specialists.

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Birmingham Eye Surgeon Chosen as Innovator in 
Cataract & Refractive Surgery

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.
“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.,, 1-205-969-8100 or 
Brenda Vinson, Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C.,, 1-205-930-0930,  UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S., Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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Stop Smoking to Avoid Cataracts
It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control
that more than 42 million people in the United States are smokers . Cataracts are a major cause of vision loss in seniors and affect more
than 24 million Americans over the age of 40. Now we know that there...

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Blindness from Glaucoma Decreases
If you already have
glaucoma or have risk factors that increase your chances of developing
glaucoma, you will be pleased to learn that thanks to advances in the diagnosis
and treatment of glaucoma the risk of going blind have been greatly decreased.
In fact...

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VEGF Injections for Diabetic Macular Edema
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
(VEGF) Inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® and Eyelea® are now considered
the best treatment option for Diabetic Macular Edema. Diabetic Macular Edema
(DME) is a significant cause of vision loss in patients with diabete...

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Cataract & Vision Correction Laser Eye Care at UAB Highlands

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Cataract & Vision Correction Laser Eye Care at UAB Highlands
Laser eye care for cataract surgery
and vision correction is now available under one roof at UAB
Hospital-Highlands .  Michelson Laser
Vision, Inc. and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. are now located
together at UAB Hospital-Highlands in the medical cen...

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Michelson Laser Vision at UAB Highlands Campus
LASIK at UAB is now available at Michelson Laser Vision, Inc. , located on the UAB campus at
UAB Hospital-Highlands in the medical center district in Birmingham. “The UAB
campus and in particular the Birmingham medical center district is a real hub of
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