Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD

Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Riverdale, GA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of The State of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty of Medical Science in 1974 and specializes in ophthalmology, pediatric surgery, and more.Read his story

86 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 100

Riverdale, GA 30274

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Akstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akstein "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akstein "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."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • 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)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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24  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • 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
  • 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 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akstein to family and friends
26 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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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
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 us improving.Thank you again for


Patient Comments (10)

Mess my bottom eye fall on both eyes, very sad gave very poor explanation. Very low reviews, I DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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Unless you all day forget this doctor. We both vent the for over two years and it was always 2 - 3 hrs wait and excuse was always the traffic.
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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...more
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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:
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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....
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