Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD

Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Decatur, GA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Southern Regional Medical Center, Northside Hospital and Dekalb Medical.

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academic quality care in a private practice setting. personalised, and comprehensive. Dr J will work hard for you, but expects the patient to work equally hard by abiding by my instructions

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Dr. Jacobson's Care Philosophy

academic quality care in a private practice setting. personalised, and comprehensive. Dr J will work hard for you, but expects the patient to work equally hard by abiding by my instructions

Dr. Jacobson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • 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

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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • 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
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • 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
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Va

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Md

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ill Eye Ear Infirm

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery