Dr. Joel M. Knight, MD

Dr. Joel M. Knight, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 67 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Knight's Care Philosophy

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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    San Francisco General Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    University Miss Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1986

  • Other Education
    Basic Science Of Ophthalmology Program
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • 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