Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he received his Medical Degree from the State Uiversity of Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine. He did his internship at the Washington Hospital Center, an affiliated hospital to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was then involved for one year in General and Ophthalmic Pathology at the University of Mississippi medical Center. At Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, he received his Residency Training in Ophthalmology and further pursued a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous.. He was then granted a Research Fellowship sponsored by the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation, to advance his interest in the field of the Retina and Vitreous. Dr. Akstein studied with Dr. Charles Casebeer, a pioneer in the surgical correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism, and he has performed numerous microscopic refractive surgical procedures.

86 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 100

Riverdale, GA 30274

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Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD

Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Care Philosophy

I believe that only the best is good enough.  At Akstein Eye Center offering preventative care as well as complete treatments for all issues associated with the eyes, the Center's professional doctors and staff uses the latest technologies and treatments to diagnose and recommend treatment for any eye problem including cataracts, retinal disorders and glaucoma. Our client's vision is our focus.
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Dr. Akstein's Experience

Dr. Akstein'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


  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Testing
  • 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 The State Of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty Of Medical Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of The State Of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty Of Medical Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Emory University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Miss Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed
  • International College Of Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Akstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akstein to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Akstein Says:

It has been a pleasure serving you. Akstein Eye Center takes pride in giving priority to their patients and looking after their needs. Quality and customer service are what distinguish us from others. We always strive to exceed our patient's expectations and to meet their requirements. If there is anything else we can do for you, please do inform us. We also appreciate your feedback; it's what keeps...

Dr. Akstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Ellenwood, GA |
Dr Akxtein is a very through professional. Unfortunately he broke the doctor patient bond with me due to his inability to have any respect for my time. My first appointment was at 3:15 pm. I was not seen by the Dr. until almost 6 pm. My second visit was the next day. My appointment was at 2:45 pm. A half of an hour later I asked the receptionist how many people were ahead of me. Fifteen minutes later she told me there were 5. I knew that I'd be there at least two more hours. I left.
in Forest Park ga |
friendly family atmosphere Dr. Akstein and his team was very through and educated me and my family through the process. I had a great experience and outcome. thankyou:
in Fayetteville, GA |
Always open and quite knowledgeable about the condition(s). He and staff are honest and truthful to you concerning your health. Dr. Akstein is medically sound....
in Mcdonough, GA |
Dr and staff treated my 88 year old mother as if she were part of a family. One month after removal of very dense cataracts, my mother, without glasses, sees better now, than I can recall. I would highly recommend Dr. Akstein's group for all future optical surgery issues.
in Fayetteville, GA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Akstein for about 1 year now. He is an excellent doctor! I was able to walk-in and schedule an appointment. Unlike other doctors who make you wait 2-3 weeks before you are able to be seen.
in McDonough, GA |
I have been following Dr. Akstein since 1985 when he began treating my father. He is an incredibly talented physician. He is caring, attentive, and provides the upmost quality care. I have seen other doctors over the years, but only because I was forced due to insurance. Each and every time I come running back to Dr. Akstein. There are other physicians in my area, but I drive 30 miles to see him. I trust no one more than him.
in Riverdale ga |
This is the worst dr you could ever go to!! They will make you schedule and appointment and yet you arrive and you have to wait 2 hours to be seen, it is ridiculous. I went their for an appointment 2 times and both of the times I had to sit for 2 hours even though they were not busy !
in Covington |
Never follow the appt. Times always wait an 1hr to 1.5 hrs to been see. I don't know what is the purpose of the appt.
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Dr. Akstein accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Piedmont Community HealthCare, Inc.
  • Spectera
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Akstein has admitting privileges

Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Piedmont Henry Hospital
1133 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281
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Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA 30274
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