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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.
"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
"Deciding to have LASIK was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Every detail of my consultation, testing and discussions was handled professionally, honestly and with incredible ease by his staff. Meeting Dr. Mandel personally made it clear to me that I was in the right hands, and was the only surgeon that I would ever want to perform my surgery. It has been years since my surgery, I couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome! I only wish I would have done it sooner.
Talk about the ultimate riding accessory! Clear vision without glasses or contacts is clearly the best investment you can make." Arlen Ness, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Inc.
"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, I should mention, this is the third time I am thanking him!
Years ago, for my 50th birthday, I decided to give myself the gift of LASIK. I had worn contacts since I was 16 years old. However, over the years, I found myself wearing contacts and needing reading glasses as well. I consulted with Dr. Mark Mandel. I had long known of Mark's impeccable reputation since we lived in the same community at one time. LASIK is quite simply a wonderful thing...in the right surgeon's hands. And Mark is indeed that surgeon. He pays keen attention to every detail, every test, every bit of your medical history. Six years later my eyes changed a little and I had a minor LASIK adjustment – again, quick, easy and painless with a great result.
One more thing about Mark, he 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."
Jan Yanehiro, Television personality
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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