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As a department one of our top priorities is the provision of thorough and compassionate patient care.

Within our department you will find doctors who are interested in matching your concerns with accurate diagnoses and treatments.  We seek not only to provide the right treatment, but also to educate you in regard to your condition so that you too may be involved in its management.

Our educational mission is broadly focused.  Upon completion of the 3 year course of instruction our residents are able to enter comprehensive ophthalmic practice or pursue fellowship training.

Through continuing medical education activities the local ophthalmic community as well as our team of eye care providers are given opportunity to discuss and implement recent advances in the medical and surgical care of the eye.

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Administration: 706-721-1148
Residency: 706-721-1160
Clinical: 706-721-2020

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Subspecialties

Plastics

  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Removal of Growths
  • Botox Injections

Cornea

  • Keratoconus 
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Dry Eye Syndrome

     

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Optometry

  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Routine Eye Exams

Pediatrics

  • Cataracts
  • "Lazy Eyes"
  • Eye Misalignment
  • Glasses

Glaucoma

  • Eye Pressure
  • Imaging
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Laser & Surgical Treatment

Retina

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Laser Treatment
  • Retinal Detachment

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Ophthalmology News

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$3 million National Eye Institute grant supports growth of vision research at MCG, AU

“This growing group of scientists has always been a highly collaborative and collegial group, happy to share their expertise and equipment, but the grant enables us to formalize and expand our sharing more efficiently and effectively."

Dr. Steven Brooks

Brooks named chair of MCG Department of Ophthalmology

Brooks, who was an associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at MCG from 1994-2001, returns to the medical school in January.

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New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn’t getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists have identified new points where they may be able to calm the frenzy and instead enable recovery.

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Could you be losing your vision and not know it?

It’s a leading cause of vision loss worldwide and many people don’t realize they have it until some damage is already done.

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