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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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Experience
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.

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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… always 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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IOL Choices for Cataract Patients

IOL cataract choices in the Bay Area

More than ever before, cataract patients enjoy an incredibly wide selection of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the advanced lens implants that bring life into clear focus after cataract surgery.

These plastic IOLs, originally designed only to efficiently imitate the eye’s natural lenses, now provide capabilities that transcend the limitations of the cataract-clouded lenses they replace. New IOLs allow patients to reduce and even eliminate reliance on prescription lenses. Below, Bay Area ophthalmologist and premium refractive cataract specialist Mark Mandel, MD explores the expanding array of IOL choices.

State-of-the-Art Multifocals

Multifocal IOLs represent the most dramatic improvement in IOL technology. As the name suggests, these lenses are able to focus on objects at various distances. Most offer two set fields of vision, but a new trifocal option allows clear vision at near, far and intermediate distances. Patients who receive these new trifocal IOLs can read a book, watch TV and look up to enjoy a sunset, all with the same permanent and resilient implanted lenses.

This new trifocal option is the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens. It works by splitting light into three focal points: The intermediate focal point for these exceptional lenses is 60 cm, which is within the optimal range for performing tasks using digital screens. This is more practical than the 80 cm focal point used by some other lenses. The near vision focal point is 40 cm, an ideal distance for reading and other close-range tasks. The third focal point is infinity, allowing clear, panoramic views of the world around you.

In addition to PanOptix, the Vivity, Symfony and Tecnis lenses offer the greatest opportunity for cataract patients to achieve freedom from frames. The PanOptix, Vivity, Symfony and Tecnis multifocal lenses bring close and distant objects into focus without eye muscle assistance.

Sharp Vision, High Satisfaction

Although adults who needed glasses or contacts before cataract surgery may not achieve 20/20 vision with these advanced IOLs, almost all patients who receive the lenses will see a significant improvement in their vision. An estimated 80 percent of advanced IOL patients will have no need to rely on glasses or contacts, and nearly all will be able to pass a driver’s license exam without corrective lenses.

Many will not need reading glasses. To ensure freedom from reading glasses, patients have the option of selecting “blended vision,” in which one implant is adjusted for distance and the other for near vision.

If you would like to know more about cataract surgery and IOL choices, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Bay Area ophthalmologist Mark Mandel, MD. Contact Optima Eye by emailing us or calling 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today.

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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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