Dr. Joel Knight, MD

Dr. Joel Knight, MD

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Age 69
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Dr. Joel Knight, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Biloxi, MS and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1720A Medical Park Dr Ste 330

Biloxi, MS 39532

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Knight performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 83% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 83% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
normal
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Knight's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knight "Dr. Knight's goal was, and continues to be, to provide the very best in eye health care and surgery to the residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He practices general ophthalmology with emphasis on cataract surgery. Additionally, he is able to deliver specialty expertise in retinal and vitreal problems. Areas of specialization include macular degeneration, diabetic retinal disease, retinal detachment, and vascular diseases of the retina. Dr. Knight is proficient in retinal laser treatment and the newer modalities of macular degeneration treatment including Macugen and Avastin. Dr. Knight's cataract surgery involves the use of sutureless cataract surgery using topical or eye drop anesthesia. Dr. Knight was the first ophthalmologist on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to utilize the Alcon Restore Presbyopic Intraocular Lens and the Acrysoft natural tinted lens implant. While Dr. Knight is available for consultation on referral from other ophthalmologists and other physicians, he is also available for routine eye exams. Dr. Knight is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a member of the American Society for Cataract and Referactive Surgery."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Retinopathy
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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17  Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • San Francisco General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Miss Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Basic Science Of Ophthalmology Program
    Other Education | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knight has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knight's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knight to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Knight's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I go for my annual eye exam only. Dr Knight is personable and efficient. When i called the office last year because my new lens prescription was not working out, he personally called me back, discussed my problem, and changed my prescription for the better. Staff is pleasant and professional. I...more
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