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Dr. Marc Michelson, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 71

Dr. Michelson

Alabama Eye and Cataract Center

1201 11th Ave S Ste 501 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Dr. Marc Michelson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

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I call Dr. Michelson my miracle worker. When I first went to him for LASIK surgery I was considered to be legally blind. After LASIK on both eyes and a small tweaking for improvement, after cataract surgery in both eyes - I now have 20/50 vision in both eyes. In my opinion he is a genius! Make no mistake, he is a wonderful Doctor.
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His staff wonderful he is not. My cataract surgery had some issues, he never took the time to explain what that meant or treatment. I ended up with an infection to which I waited 3 HOURS to see him as did 3 other patients in the waiting room, one of which also had an issue after surgery and another a new patient who stated they were not returning. He is very harsh and short with his patients and his colleagues. He may have been wonderful at his job in his younger years, but to me not now.
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I had lasik surgery years ago in TN. The results were amazing!!! After moving to AL my husband decided to have lasik. We researched doctors and Michaelson's profile looked very knowledgeable. My husband had lasik. The results were no good at all. Vision was not good. We then found it hard to see Michaelson, he was always unavailable so you saw someone in his office. My husband now had astigmatism, still needed glasses. After 2 tweaks still in glasses. Please find a different surgeon.
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Care Philosophy

Michelson Laser Vision provides comprehensive care for LASIK eye surgery, cataracts, cataract surgery and lens implants. Call 205.969.8100, or for Alabama Eye and Cataract Center 205.930.0930. Michelson Laser Vision is a leading Birmingham Alabama vision correction center.


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications


Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Ala Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Ala Med Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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Dr. Michelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Dr. Michelson treats Corneal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Michelson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Brain Disorders

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Dr. Michelson treats Brain Disorders more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Michelson treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Retina Diseases

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Dr. Michelson treats Retina Diseases more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Michelson treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Michelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Eye Diseases
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Capsule Clouding
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery