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Mark R. Mandel, MD

Mark R. Mandel, MD has been selected by hundreds of eye doctors and other physicians to perform LASIK, corneal transplant, and cataract surgery on themselves, their families, and their office staff.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

As a sub-specialist Dr. Mandel has performed over 60,000 LASIK procedures and 20,000 cataract/IOL procedures. He has been serving Bay Area patients since 1983.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

We are proud to offer state of the art technology for measuring the eye and performing the latest in advanced surgical techniques. Striving to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Mark R. Mandel, MD

Graduate of Oxford University, UCLA School of Medicine, Fellowship trained cornea transplant and refractive specialist. Chosen by more surgeons to perform surgery on themselves and their families.

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Common Eye Conditions Found in People Age 40 and Older

Age & Eye Disease

Your vision is an invaluable asset as it directly influences your quality of life. Unfortunately, vision tends to worsen with age and you become more susceptible to certain eye diseases. Below, trusted ophthalmologist and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD, discusses common eye diseases found in people age 40 and older. Presbyopia Presbyopia is the age-related… Continue Reading →


Could Cataract Surgery Improve Brain Health?

Cataract Surgery & Brain Health

If you are considering cataract surgery, you are likely aware of the positive effects the surgical procedure can have on your everyday life. By restoring clear vision and sharp focus, cataract surgery can make everyday activities like reading text messages easier, computer work more comfortable and driving safer. Now a recent study has found that… Continue Reading →


What Matters Most When Picking a LASIK Surgeon?

Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

Working with a qualified LASIK surgeon is the best thing you can do to ensure that your laser vision correction procedure is both safe and successful. If you have just begun your search, you may be wondering what one factor matters most when picking your LASIK surgeon. The truth is that there are several factors… Continue Reading →


What Happens If Cataracts Are Left Untreated?

Untreated Cataract Problems

Currently, no medication or eyedrop has been shown to stop or reverse the formation or cataracts. The only way to treat a cataract is by surgically removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Modern techniques and technology allow surgeons like Mark Mandel, MD, to remove cataracts in the least invasive… Continue Reading →


What Can Cause Early Cataracts?

Early Cataract Causes

Traditionally, cataracts have been considered a normal part of getting older. With advancing age, the proteins that make up the lens can clump together, creating cloudy areas that dull or blur vision. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans have had a cataract or had cataract surgery by the age… Continue Reading →


Are Light Eyes More Susceptible to UV Damage?

Blue Eyes Sensitive to Light

By now, you’re aware that wearing sunglasses is important to protect your eyes from the sun and harmful ultraviolet rays. But did you know not all eyes are created equal? Factors such as age and even eye color play a part in how much at risk a person is for UV damage. People with light-colored… Continue Reading →


On-the-Job Benefits of Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction Benefits

When you think about the benefits of LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures, you probably imagine simple pleasures, like falling asleep without having to remove your contact lenses, or hugging your kids without worrying about breaking your glasses. Perhaps you think about the ease of exercising or playing sports without the hassle of corrective… Continue Reading →


What Diabetes Can Do to Your Eyes

How diabetes affects your eyes

Despite the detrimental effect diabetes can have on ocular health, many people with diabetes are unaware of their risk. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes November as “Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month” in an effort to familiarize the public with what diabetes can do to the eyes. Mark Mandel, MD, would like to join the… Continue Reading →


Is LASIK Possible with Keratoconus?

Does Keratoconus affect LASIK?

Keratoconus is an eye condition that normally develops sometime between the early teenage years and early twenties and gets worse over time. If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, you may be curious how it impacts your LASIK prospects. Read on as Mark Mandel, MD, explains whether LASIK is possible with keratoconus.


Red Flags to Watch for In Your LASIK Consultation

Choosing a LASIK surgeon

The chances of achieving satisfying LASIK outcomes increase exponentially when you select the right surgeon to perform the procedure. According to Mark Mandel, MD, a cornea specialist and laser eye surgeon serving the Bay Area, the success of your surgery depends on the experience and skills of your surgeon. Sometimes red flags come up in… Continue Reading →


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Physicians and patients have traveled from all over the world to Mark R. Mandel, MD

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Laser Refractive Surgeries

Laser refractive surgery corrects focusing errors of the eye (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) in order to improve visual sharpness and clarity. Procedures include LASIK, laser cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange.

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Premium Cataract Surgery

At Optima Eye we offer premium cataract surgery. Patients can opt for laser cataract surgery and / or premium intraocular lens implants, with several options to fit your unique lifestyle.

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Complete Eye Care

Dr. Mandel and his team of professionals offer a complete continuum of general eye care services to accommodate every patient’s needs — whether those needs are as simple as a routine eye exam, or as complex as laser vision correction.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye syndrome, which affects more than 100 million people worldwide, can be painful and debilitating. Dr. Mandel uses several approaches to treat dry eye, ranging from medication to punctal plugs.

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