Marc Michelson, M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Alabama Eye and Cataract Center as well Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham. In addition, Dr. Michelson is Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Michelson completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine. His medical education continued with an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Eye Foundation Hospital of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Michelson advanced his eye surgery training to become a Corneal Surgeon and Specialist by completing a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Michelson founded the first Refractive Laser Eye Surgery Center in Alabama at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham where he conducted pioneering clinical research in Laser Eye Surgery to assist in the clinical trials required to present data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of the Excimer Laser.
At Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, Dr. Michelson performs Cataract Surgery in Birmingham and is a distinguished Cataract Surgeon in Alabama. He was one of the first eye surgeons in Alabama to implant the near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant, ReSTOR in Alabama and has considerable experience in helping Alabama Cataract Surgery patients eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses, reading glasses and bifocals with the Crystalens Lens Implant.
Dr. Michelson is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Castroviejo Society and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and he has been elected by his peers for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America®" from 1994-2010.
Dr. Michelson performed his first Laser Vision Correction treatments on the human eyes in 1991. He has the distinction of being the first eye surgeon in the State of Alabama to perform Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Automated Lamellar Keratectomy (ALK), and LASIK. He is a member of the International Association for Training and Research in Ophthalmology Surgery and has published numerous scientific papers on Cataract Surgery and Laser Eye Surgery. Dr. Michelson is a frequent speaker on LASIK, Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants and has presented numerous lectures at major Ophthalmic Symposia and meetings. He has taught and performed LASIK Surgery and Cataract Surgery around the world.