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.

Mark R. Mandel, MD

As a sub-specialist Dr. Mandel has performed over 70,000 LASIK procedures and 20,000 cataract/IOL procedures. He has been serving Bay Area patients since 1983.

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… always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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.


Can Cataract Surgery Prolong Your Life?

Cataract surgery can improve vision and quality of life — but can it also help you live a longer life? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Below, Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Eye breaks down the study in more detail. 

Study: When People See Better, They Live Longer

A team of ophthalmologists at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at 20 years’ worth of data on more than 74,000 women. All of the women were 65 or older and had cataracts. The women that had cataract surgery had a 60 percent lower risk of death — even though, according to the researchers, those women were sicker to begin with.

Dr. Anne L. Coleman, who published the results of the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, said that her team’s study built on previous studies showing a lower mortality risk in men, too.

Dr. Coleman’s team specified that the women who had cataract surgery were less likely to die of accidents, cancer and cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological and infectious diseases. They believe that the visual improvements produced by cataract surgery make it easier to live a healthier lifestyle.

For example, being able to see clearly makes it easier to exercise and live an active life. It also makes it easier to read bottles of medicine and take the correct dosage. Additionally, the visual acuity and contrast improvement after cataract surgery reduces the risk of falls or driving accidents.

The benefits of cataract surgery far outweigh the risks. The procedure is very quick and the results are usually rapid. Advances in technique and technology make the procedure safer and more precise than ever. In fact, cataract surgery has a 98 percent success rate, according to Dr. Coleman.

Request Information about Cataract Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and you want to find the best surgeon possible to handle your care. Dr. Mandel has been performing cataract surgery for over 30 years and consistently delivers excellent outcomes. In fact, many fellow doctors and professionals choose Dr. Mandel to perform surgery on themselves and their family.

Request more information about cataract surgery by calling Optima Eye today at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 or by sending us an email.

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

If you would like to meet with Dr. Mandel to discuss your personal vision needs, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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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.


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.


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.


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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