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The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patients’ needs, and ensure their patients have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.
Dr. Cohen is a refractive surgery subspecialist and has performed thousands of surgeries to the Atlanta community. Dr. Cohen strives to obtain the highest quality vision for his patients without relying on glasses as a final enhancement of visual outcome. His desire to inspire hope and improve the quality of his patients’ lives has led him to attain the highest level of skill in eye surgery. Primarily, Dr. Cohen routinely performs cataract, corneal, lens implantation and LASIK surgeries.
“I do what I can to improve upon those techniques. No marginal improvement is insignificant if it results in better visual quality.”
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 planned to work for the family business, but at the age of 16, a dramatic experience changed his vision for his future. In a cold, matter-of-fact manner, a doctor explained to the family that 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 attend medical school.
“I knew 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. That 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.”
Dr. Cohen believes his broad view of ophthalmology makes him uniquely qualified as a surgeon. Not only does he bring those skills to surgery, he can serve his patients for multiple needs during their lifetime.
“I feel blessed,” Dr. Cohen says, “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,” he says.
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical Degree (MD) from Emory University
Internship completed with Methodist University Healthcare Department of Ophthalmology
Residency completed with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Cornea/refractive surgery fellowship at the University of California – Irvine with Roger Steinert
M.S. in Biology from Georgia State University
B.S. in Biology from Emory University
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Dr. Cohen spends the majority of his free time with his three children and his lovely wife. He also enjoys softball and football.