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Mark R. Mandel, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is considered one of the most experienced and highly trained cataract surgeons in Northern California. Serving patients in the Oakland and East Bay area for more than 30 years, he has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries. His surgical skill and advanced knowledge of the latest advancements in cataract surgery, including the proven laser-assisted surgical technique he uses, has earned him a reputation as the "doctor's doctor," as hundreds of physicians trust their own eyes and their families' eyes to Dr. Mandel's care.
At his practice, Optima Eye, Dr. Mandel performs laser cataract surgery as well as other refractive surgeries, including LASIK. To date, Dr. Mandel has performed over 90,000 laser eye surgeries.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mark R. Mandel and learn more about his bladeless laser cataract surgery procedure, please contact Optima Eye by calling (855) 300-3874.Email the Surgeon
At Optima Eye, Dr. Mandel offers his patients both traditional and laser cataract surgery. The traditional method uses surgical instruments to make an incision in the eye's cornea, while the more popular laser cataract surgery technique uses a laser to do this. Both surgical methods are quick, painless surgeries that effectively treat cataracts by removing the natural lens of the eye that has become cloudy from the cataract. The laser method, however, has a level of accuracy and precision that surpasses the more traditional method.
For the laser cataract surgical procedure, advanced LenSx Laser technology is first used to map the anatomical structure of the eye. This information is then used to plan the treatment with accuracy, creating a treatment plan that is tailored to each individual patient and his or her specific needs. The procedure begins by Dr. Mandel numbing the eye with anesthetic drops, and then using a laser to create a small incision in the eye's cornea, from which the eye's natural lens is removed, and a lens implant is used as a replacement. Intraocular lens implants that correct both near and far vision are available as options for placement. The corneal incision then closes up naturally, without sutures. The surgery is painless and is completed in less than 20 minutes. Most patients can return to normal daily activities, like driving and work, the following day.
"Dr. Mandel, I want to thank you. I had left-eye cataract surgery 17 June 2013, and then right-eye cataract surgery 14 October 2013. I will be 62 years old in February 2014; I have worn glasses or contacts every waking hour since the 7th grade or for the last 50 years. You have given me my life and vision back. I was extremely myopic and the cataracts only made that worse, I also had all sorts of astigmatism...all gone!" Jacquie KW.
"Recently, I had cataract surgery...a painless, brilliant procedure that left me with razor sharp vision. Of course, I thank my surgeon, Dr. Mark Mandel. And, Mark leads a loyal, warm and informed office staff. Many staff associates have been with him for over 25 years, others at least a dozen years. That speaks volumes about his respected ability as a top surgeon as well as being a great guy. Without a question, I am recommending Dr. Mandel to all of my friends!" Jan Yanehiro
Dr. Mark Mandel obtained both a bachelor's and a master's degree from the renowned University of Oxford in Oxford, England. He then completed medical school at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree, after which he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at San Francisco's Pacific Presbyterian Hospital. He rounded out his education with a year of training at the University of Iowa, where he focused on corneal transplant surgery as well as external eye conditions, including chronic dry eye.
Dr. Mandel currently serves as an instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and California Pacific Medical Center. Additionally, he lectures and trains, both on a national and international level, on a wide range of ophthalmology topics that include corneal and refractive surgery and cataracts.
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