Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD

Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2701 N Decatur Rd

Decatur, GA 30033

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Med College Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University MD
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Ill Eye Ear Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Dr. Jacobson's Reviews

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31 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Patient Comments (1)

Dr Jacobson is an expert in his field; his facilities (he's the founder) focus specifically on retinal disorders. I suffered a detached retina while I was in Atlanta for business and I feel very fortunate that I was referred to Dr Jacobson. I would recommend Georgia Retina in general (and Dr J...more
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