Dr. Ben B. Mahan, MD

Dr. Ben B. Mahan, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 63 years old

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Every effort is made to ensure patients have a clear understanding of their condition, treatment options, and probable outcome if treatment is declined. We encourage our patients to ask questions if they do not understand their condition, or the consequences of delaying or declining treatment.Read more

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Dr. Mahan says...

Dr. Mahan received his medical degree and completed his internship at Oklahoma University College of Medicine and Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon before completing an ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He subsequently completed a glaucoma fellowship under the mentoring of Dr. Richard Simmons of Boston in affiliation with New England Glaucoma Research Foundation, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mahan has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1988. He specializes in the treatment and surgery of glaucoma and cataracts. He has held teaching appointments at ophthalmology residency training programs over his career. His professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Chandler-Grant Society. He is a graduate of the Tennessee Medical Association Physician Leadership College and has served in leadership positions on the board of the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, Coffee County Medical Society, and at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Mahan's Care Philosophy

Every effort is made to ensure patients have a clear understanding of their condition, treatment options, and probable outcome if treatment is declined. We encourage our patients to ask questions if they do not understand their condition, or the consequences of delaying or declining treatment.

Dr. Mahan says...

Dr. Mahan has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1988. He is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist and cataract surgeon. He has held teaching appointments at ophthalmology residency training programs over his career. His professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Chandler-Grant Society. He is a graduate of the Tennessee Medical Association Physician Leadership College and has served in leadership positions on the board of the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, Coffee County Medical Society, and at Harton Regional Medical Center. 

He performs a variety of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and performs cataract surgery including specialized lenses used to correct astigmatism and presbyopia, eliminating or diminishing the dependence of glasses following cataract surgery.

Dr. Mahan says...

Provides treatment for a number of eye conditions including cataract, glaucoma, dry eyes, eye infections, ocular allergies, ocular inflammation, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, and eye injuries.

Fellowship trained glaucoma specialist performing traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery including but not limited to: Trabectome, ExPress Mini Shunt, glaucoma drainage devices (including Ahmed, Baerveldt, and Molteno 3), Istent, and laser surgery performed in the office.

Cataract surgery including the use of premium intraocular lenses (Toric and Multifocal)

Eyelid Surgery

Pterygium exicsion

Emergency Eye Care - Takes call for Harton Regional Medical Center and utilizes an answering service for established patients providing 24-hour per day, 7 days a week coverage.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF OK COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    U Hlth Sci Ctr

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Wilford Hall U S A F Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New England Glaucoma Research Foundation/ Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Oklahoma University

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo

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