Are you experiencing night driving problems? Are colors fading? If you are over the age of 50 years old you may be experiencing the onset of cataracts. Our doctors are skilled board certified cataract surgeons located in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. Our doctors take great pride in educating patients about their best options for success after cataract surgery. Please feel free to review our website to learn about new premium lens implants.Learn More About Cataract Surgery
LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.What Is LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are seeking LASIK in Atlanta, Georgia we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Marietta Eye if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.Take Our LASIK Self Test
Please feel free to watch our educational video series. Click here to see videos of our patients and doctors for better insight into the eye surgery of your choice.See Our Videos
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Marietta Eye Clinic's Patient Services Include:
- Routine eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Contact lens fitting
- Cataract and lens implant surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic retinopathy care
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Eye muscle problem management
- Corneal transplants
- Dry eye treatment
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery
- Botox cosmetic treatment
- Latisse eyelash enhancement
- Uveitis management
Andre Cohen, M.D.
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Andre Cohen, M. D.
- Board Certifed by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Emory University
B.S. in Biology
- Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA - M.S. in Biology
- Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA - M.D. Degree
- Methodist University Healthcare
Department of Medicine
Memphis, TN - Internship
- University of Tennessee Health Science
Center, Department of Ophthalmology
Memphis, TN - Residency
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Society of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery - Member
- Joined Marietta Eye Clinic in 2006
- Specialist in Cataracts,LASIK, and Cornea-Related Condition
- Has performed thousands of eye surgeries
- Completed a Cornea, External Disease, Anterior Segment Fellowship at the University of California - Irvine under Dr. Roger Steinert, internationally known cataract and LASIK pioneer
- Originally planned to be a heart surgeon before discovering ophthalmology
- Enjoys the traditions of many cultures, including his parents’ homeland of France and his wife’s South African heritage
For some, a career choice might appear to be an easy decision when a family business is there to be passed down through the generations. Dr. Cohen indeed once planned to work for the family business, but at the age of sixteen, a dramatic experience changed his vision for his future.
In a cold, matter-of-fact manner, a doctor had explained to the family that its head, Dr. Cohen’s father, had only a few months to live. Not accepting that prognosis, a second doctor was found, one who gave the family hope. It was that doctor who inspired Dr. Cohen, already a student of the sciences with a great love for biology, to decide to attend medical school.
“I knew then I wanted to be someone who could inspire hope in others,” Dr. Cohen recalls, “and to help people in a way that only a physician could. At experience with my father, who is doing quite well by the way, taught me that the practice of medicine is so much more than knowledge and skill; being compassionate about people is important too.”
It was during time spent working with children while in medical school that Dr. Cohen became fascinated with ophthalmology. “I spent a day looking into children’s eyes, and learned that with one surgery you could change the way they see their world for the rest of their lives,” he explains. “Even today I love interacting with my patients after surgery because I want to see the impact of the procedure on someone who just yesterday might have been legally blind.” Dr. Cohen routinely attends to the follow- up care of his patients to make sure they receive the outcome he intended.
“I want more than functional improvement for my patients; I want their eyes to achieve the most natural anatomical characteristic possible.”
Dr. Cohen not only enjoys witnessing the immediate results of eye surgery, but he thrives on the innovative nature of the field of ophthalmology too. “Our specialty is a rapidly changing one, practically reinventing itself every five years. I do everything I can to stay abreast of new surgical techniques and technologies that will make me a better surgeon.”
Dr. Cohen has been among the ophthalmologists in the region to use a number of recently developed techniques in corneal surgery. “I do what I can to improve upon those techniques,” he says. “No marginal improvement is insignificant if it results in better visual quality.” His current area of interest is Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DSEK, a sutureless corneal surgery.
His desire to inspire hope and improve the quality of lives has led Dr. Cohen to again the highest level of skill in eye surgery. Primarily a surgeon, he routinely performs cataract, corneal, lens implantation and LASIK surgeries.
“I believe my broad view of ophthalmology makes me uniquely qualified as a surgeon. Not only do I bring all those skills to the surgery, I can serve my patients for multiple needs during their lifetime.”
Dr. Cohen is a refractive surgery subspecialist; he strives to obtain the highest quality vision for his patients without relying on glasses as a final enhancement of visual outcome. “I am blessed because I love my work. I hope to see patients until the day I can’t operate anymore. Ophthalmology truly is my passion.” Dr. Cohen’s family values have a direct effect on his practice of medicine. “Before I agree to perform any surgery on one of my patients, I first ask myself if I would do the same thing for my mother.”
Although ophthalmology is his passion, Dr. Cohen does enjoy time off once in a while. His hobbies are soft-ball and football, but with a Golden Retriever and three children separated by only four years, he spends most of his free time catching up on sleep.
“I believe my broad view of ophthalmology makes me uniquely qualified as a surgeon.”