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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6000 Hillandale Drive; Suite 130
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5900 Hillandale Drive; Suite 345
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Brack's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare. Dr. Brack is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5900 Hillandale Drive; Suite 345
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Clifford Seward's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seward takes. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5243 Snapfinger Woods Drive; Suite 101
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Stuart Silverman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.