Dr. Michael S. Jacobson, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 58

2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
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Hospital Quality

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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30342
Dekalb Medical
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

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2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
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Athens Eye Associates
1080 Vend Dr Ste 100
Bogart, GA 30622
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    Dr. Jacobson's Experience

    Dr. Jacobson's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Canthotomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Iridotomy
    • Macugen® Injections
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
    • Floaters
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Glaucoma
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Keratitis
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
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    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Trichiasis
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    Background Check for Dr. Jacobson

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Jacobson MS, and Gagliano DA: Choroiditis, in Clinical Ophthalmology. Duane TD and Jaeger EA .eds. Harper Row, Philadelphia. 1991 Edition.
    • Schnitzer DB, Jacobson MS, Lakhanpal V, et al: Exudative retinal detachments in preeclampsia treated with systemic steroids. Southern Med J. 1990;83 (Supp.) :25-40
    • John V, Jacobson M, Grossniklaus H: Bilateral Choroidal Metastasis as the Presenting Sign of Small Cell Lung Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 5(8):1289, August 2010
    • Lakhanpal V, Dogra MR, Jacobson MS: Sympathetic ophthalmia associated with anterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Ann Ophthalmol, 1991; 23: 139-143.
    • Jacobson MS, Gagliano DA, Cohen SB, et al: A randomized clinical trial of feeder vessel photocoagulation of sickle cell retinopathy; A long-term followup. Ophthalmology 1991; 98:581-585.
    • Gagliano DA, Jacobson MS, Labatka R: Conjunctival sickling sign, red cell density and irreversibly sickled cells in sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. Ophthalmology 1989; 96 (Supp.) :124.
    • Peachey NS, Gagliano DA, Jacobson MS, et al: A correlation of electroretinographic findings and peripheral retinal nonperfusion in patients with sickle cell retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol, 1990; 108: 1106-1109.
    • Jacobson MS, Gagliano DA, Cohen SB et al: A randomized clinical trial of feeder vessel photocoagulation of proliferative sickle retinopathy; A ten-year followup. Ophthalmology 1989; 96 (Supp.) :113
    • Jacobson MS, Sharma YR, Cotlier E, et al: Diabetic complications in lens and nerve and their prevention by sulindac or sorbinil: Two novel adlose reductase inhibitors. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 1983; 25:1426-1429.
    • Jacobson MS, Sharma YR, Cotlier E: Inhibition of sorbitol formation in cultured human and rat lenses and rabbit sciatic nerve by sulindac and sorbinil. Invent Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1982; (Supp.) 22:34
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1982

    Internship Hospital

    Med College Va
    Complete in 1983

    Residency Hospital

    University MD
    Complete in 1987

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Ill Eye Ear Infirm
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Jacobson & Staff

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Jacobson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Dekalb Medical

    • Northside Hospital

    • Southern Regional Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Office Locations

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    2701 N Decatur Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 501-9355 (Office)
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    Athens Eye Associates
    1080 Vend Dr Ste 100
    Bogart, GA 30622
    (706) 549-7047 (Office)
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