Eye Care Info

Our eye doctors, surgeons and specialists are passionate about your vision. This page is an opportunity for them to share their knowledge with you through educational articles and informative videos.

We offer a full spectrum of eye doctor services for children and adults at our nine locations: Kennestone (Marietta), Windy Hill, West Cobb, Canton, Towne Lake (Woodstock), East Cobb, Douglasville, Acworth, and Paulding (Hiram-Dallas area).

Dr. Thurschwell is a primary care optometrist who specializes in ocular disease and provides ocular surgery co-management.

Contact Lenses: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Leonard Thurschwell, O.D.

4/29/2020

Contact lenses have comprised a major part of an eye doctor’s armamentarium for many years. Numerous people wear contact lenses successfully. They come in various forms, which will be discussed later. Contact lenses are the source of much pleasure and on occasion, the underlying cause of potentially severe ocular abnormalities. The Good Contact lenses have…

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Dr. Thurschwell is a primary care optometrist who specializes in ocular disease and provides ocular surgery co-management.

Cataracts from an Optometric Perspective: What are They, and How Do We Deal with Them? by Leonard Thurschwell, O.D.

4/28/2020

A cataract, from an academic perspective, is an opacity or clouding of the crystalline lens that blocks the transmission of light passing through the pupil as it attempts to reach the internal contents of the eye, most notably the retina. From a clinical perspective, it is either a relatively mild condition that may cause minimal…

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Dr. John is a primary care optometrist who specializes in ocular disease and provides ocular surgery co-management.

Diabetes and Vision Loss by Stephen John, O.D.

4/28/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 30.3 million Americans — nearly 10% of the country’s population — live with diabetes. Another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, and many of these cases will turn into type 2 diabetes. In addition to affecting blood sugar levels, diabetes can also have devastating effects on…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Choosing Between Traditional and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/28/2020

Cataracts, which naturally occur with age, cause vision changes and eventually vision loss. Most people will start to develop signs of cataracts by age 60. Initially, your ophthalmologist will likely want to monitor the progression. He or she will likely treat the development of cataracts by updating your prescription for glasses or contacts as necessary.…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

What to Expect When Having Cataract Surgery by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/28/2020

When cataracts progress enough that they keep you from doing things you need or want to do, your ophthalmologist will likely recommend cataract surgery. It is the only treatment option that reverses the effects of cataracts. Though the idea of having eye surgery may make some people nervous, cataract surgery is one of the safest…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

How to Choose an Intraocular Lens Implant by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/27/2020

An intraocular lens, or IOL, is an artificial lens implanted during cataract surgery. Because cataract is irreversible, the implant is used to replace a clouded lens that has been affected by cataract. In addition, IOLs correct refractive errors, so IOLs can restore a patient’s vision to the state it was before the development of cataracts…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/27/2020

A relatively new and amazing prospect in the treatment of glaucoma is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, sometimes referred to as microinvasive glaucoma surgery, or MIGS. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery is an alternative to more traditional forms of glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy and external tube shunts. MIGS is exciting from a patient’s perspective because it…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

8 Important Glaucoma Facts by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/27/2020

Glaucoma occurs when there is damage to the optic nerve. When fluid in the eye called aqueous humor does not drain properly, pressure in the eyes increases. This increased pressure damages the optic nerve, which is vital in maintaining good vision. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for people over 60. However, blindness…

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Dr. Jiang is an ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

An Overview of Intraocular Lenses by Shunai Jiang, M.D.

4/27/2020

By age 60, most people start to show symptoms of cataracts. The symptoms of cataracts cannot be prevented, but they can be treated. Initially, most cataracts are monitored and the patient’s glasses or contact lens prescription may be adjusted as necessary. If cataracts become significant enough that they limit a patient’s day to day life,…

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Dr. Dublin is an ophthalmologist at the Marietta Eye Clinic who specializes in cataracts and glaucoma.

MIGS: Advancements in Glaucoma Surgery by Allison Dublin, M.D.

3/18/2020

Microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is a less invasive alternative to more traditional forms of glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy and external tube shunts. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Damage done to the optic nerve is irreversible and could result in blindness,…

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