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Mark Mandel, MD, is a trusted San Francisco cataract and LASIK surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has performed more than 90,000 surgical procedures, including 60,000 LASIK procedures. Known as “the surgeons’ surgeon,” Mark Mandel, MD, is trusted by hundreds of physicians and eye doctors to perform LASIK and other types of refractive and cataract surgery on themselves and their loved ones. At Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates, Inc., Mark Mandel, MD, proves again and again that he is the epitome of skill and integrity in ophthalmology. Using leading-edge technology, Mark Mandel, MD, achieves exceptional results in refractive and cataract surgery.
In addition to his laser vision correction services, Mark Mandel, MD, also offers cataract removal to improve cloudy, compromised vision. To begin cataract surgery, Mark Mandel, MD, makes a tiny incision in the capsule that holds the eye's lens. Next, he employs ultrasound energy to break up the cataractous lens and gently suctions these pieces from the eye. Finally, he replaces the natural lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Mark Mandel, MD, offers many IOL options to help patients achieve better near, distance and intermediate vision. These premium lens options correct presbyopia.
Additionally, Mark Mandel, MD, is able to adjust one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision, as well as correct astigmatism with the placement of Toric IOLs.
The expertise of Mark Mandel, MD, also extends into other ophthalmological subspecialties, such as advanced corneal transplant surgery, and external eye conditions, such as dry eye. Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates was the first in northern California to offer Lipiflow, an advanced technology for the treatment of dry eye.
To learn more about your vision correction options and to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Mark Mandel, MD, please contact Optima Ophthalmic at (855) 300-3874.Email the Surgeon
"One of the best things I have ever done for myself is having LASIK eye surgery with Mark Mandel, M.D. I have a very busy schedule and lifestyle, and having this surgery has made everything I do easier, clearer and less complicated. From reading, to skiing, to traveling, to developing new products, and most importantly to treating my patients, I couldn’t be happier with the results of my Lasik surgery.
"Choosing Mark Mandel, M.D. was easy for me, because his reputation and expertise are well-known to me and other doctors within the medical community. His experience and integrity are exactly what every patient deserves. Additionally, I called a close friend in San Diego who is a prominent LASIK surgeon. He told me that there was only one LASIK surgeon in Northern California to go to…Mark Mandel, MD.
"I was lucky to have this information available to me, so I did not have to spend time trying to find the best surgeon. Physicians are fortunate to have a network to find the best doctor in each field. Having this “inside information” from within the medical community was invaluable to me. I constantly recommend him as the “best there is” to my patients, friends and family… and everyone is thrilled with their results! For me, Mark Mandel, MD, is the only choice for laser vision correction." Katie Rodan, MD, Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
"I have had poor vision since I was 8 years old. I converted easily to contacts at 13 and wore them until age 45. Then I struggled with dry eyes and bad vision triggered by menopause. I couldn't see with glasses or contacts. I was depressed. I had one option for my complicated condition-LASIK by the best LASIK surgeon. These are my eyes. I wasn't taking any chances. All referrals led to Mark Mandel, MD.
"I think of him every day since the procedure. I can see the clock at the bedside, read the tiniest print and drive on a rainy road at night with confidence. Mark Mandel, MD, absolutely changed my life. I have sent over a dozen patients to him who are equally happy. He is the doctor for your precious eyes." Kathy Fields, MD, Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
"Mark Mandel, MD, is awesome. The staff is awesome. I'm a huge sissy about this kind of thing, but it was a breeze. It was so easy! The actual procedure only takes a couple of minutes. It doesn't hurt at all, and I went from coke bottle glasses to better than 20/20 in a couple of minutes. I can't believe I waited so long to do this. Anonymous
"Mark Mandel, MD, is an actual eye surgeon. He teaches other doctors how to perform the procedure. He's also the guy that they send people to when a cheaper doctor doesn't do the job right the first time. Pay the extra money and get the very best. It's worth every penny. Thanks, Mark Mandel, MD!" Rob L.
"I received wavefront laser correction of severe myopia in 2005 from Mark Mandel, MD. The operation went well and seven years later everything continues to be fine." Elise A.
Mark Mandel, MD, received both his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Oxford University in England, where he graduated with honors. From there, he went on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. Following this, Mark Mandel, MD, completed his ophthalmology residency at San Francisco’s Pacific Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, Mark Mandel, MD, spent the subsequent year at the University of Iowa, so he could concentrate on the subspecialties of external eye conditions (e.g., dry eye) and corneal transplant surgery.
Currently, Mark Mandel, MD, teaches at the University of California, San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley and the California Pacific Medical Center, located in San Francisco. Additionally, Mark Mandel, MD, teaches and lectures on topics such as corneal, cataract and refractive surgery, as well as dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), at institutions across both the United States and the world.
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