We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, Marietta Eye Clinic will be closing all Clinic locations, with the exception of our Kennestone campus located at 895 Canton Road, Marietta, GA, after March 20, 2020. Please visit the following page for more information and updates: https://www.mariettaeye.com/coronavirus-information-and-precautions/.

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.
 

Specialties/Competencies

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Adult Pediatric Strabismus

Qualifications

2017 Georgia Medical License #76779
2014 Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
2013 Basic Life Support Certified (BLS)
2011 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Honors & Awards

2016 Outstanding Service Award, University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmology Department
2009 Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Student Award
2005 Summa Cum Laude

Education

2013 – 2014 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2010 – 2013 Ophthalmology Residency
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2009 – 2010 Transitional Year Internship
Resurrection Hospital, Chicago, IL

2005 – 2009 Degree: Doctor of Medicine
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

2001 – 2005 Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Hospital Appointments

2017 – Present WellStar Cobb Hospital
2017 – Present WellStar Douglas Hospital
2017 – Present WellStar Kennestone Hospital
2017 – Present WellStar Paulding Hospital
2017 – Present WellStar Windy Hill Hospital

Professional Associations

2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
2009 American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2005 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Research & Publications

Publications
Dajee, K.P., Rossen, J. L., Bratton, M.L., Whitson, J.T., He, Y.J. A Ten-Year Review of Pediatric Uveitis at a Hispanic Dominated Tertiary Pediatric Ophthalmic Clinic. Clinical Ophthalmology, 2016 Aug 22;10:1607-12.

Bratton, M.L., Hoehn, M.E., Morris, B., Merchant, T.E., Gajjar, A. Patel, R., Kerr, N.C. Residual Strabismus in Children Following Resolution of Cranial Nerve Palsies Affecting Ocular Motility. American Orthoptic Journal (AOJ), 2015 Nov; 65(1):87-93.

Bratton, M.L., He, Y., Weakley, D.R. Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant (Ozurdex) in the Treatment of Pediatric Uveitis. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (JAAPOS), 2014 Apr,18(2);110-3.

Lynch, M. Sangeet Kaar/Musician. Painting, 16×20 Acrylic on canvas. Featured as the Cover Art for the January 2009 edition of Academic Medicine – Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) along with a descriptive article of the inspiration behind the artwork. Published, January 2009.

Presentations
Issaho, D.C., Bratton, M.L., Wang, S. Visual Acuity and Refractive Outcome in Pediatric IOL Implantation with Initial Low vs High Hyperopia. E-Poster presentation at the 2015 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting.

Bratton, M.L., He, Y., Whitson, J.T. Ten-Year Review of Pediatric Uveitis at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Poster presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual meeting.

Bratton, M.L., Lam, A., Weakley, D.R., Wang, S. Demographic Trends in Pediatric Cataract Surgery at a Tertiary Referral Center. Poster presentation at the 2013 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Bratton, M.L., He, Y., Weakley, D.R. Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant (Ozurdex) in the Treatment of Pediatric Uveitis. Poster presentation at the 2013 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting.

Bratton, M.L., Hoehn, M.E., Kerr, N.C. Residual Strabismus in Children Following Resolution of Cranial Nerve Palsies Affecting Ocular Motility. Platform presentation at the 2009 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting and the 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Hoehn, M.E., Bratton, M.L., Kerr, N.C. Amblyopia in Children with Cranial Nerve Palsies Affecting Ocular Motility. Poster presentation at the 2009 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting and Platform presentation at the 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Leadership Experience

2016 Reviewer, Alumni Day Presentation, University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmology
Department
2014 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmology Department
2013 Resident Selection Committee, University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmology Department

Community Service

2007 – 2009 Volunteer for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus/Memphis Glaucoma screenings
2008 International volunteer at the Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi, India
2008 Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk Team Leader
2002 Co-Founder of Clinic Vols – Volunteer organization for Knoxville public schools

Employment Experience

2017 – Present Marietta Eye Clinic, Marietta, Georgia, Associate
2014 – 2016 Ophthalmology Consultants, P.A., Irving, Texas, Associate
2013 – 2014 University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, Faculty/Fellow Physician
2010 – 2013 Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, Resident Physician
2009 – 2010 Resurrection Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, Intern
2001 – 2005 Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, Medical/Clerical Assistant

Personal Interests

Reading, sewing, traveling

"The surgery went great! The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Everyone I dealt with from start to finish was perfect. Dr. Bratton is the best doctor I’ve seen in 20 years."
-T. Terry, Jr.