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Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Cataract and Refractive Surgeon Dennis Matzkin, M.D. is the principal surgeon and medical director of Eye1st Vision & Laser. He graduated medical school in 1980 and completed his ophthalmology training in 1988 in South Africa. When he emigrated to the U.S. in 1989, he completed an additional residency and fellowship in Ophthalmology at the Einstein College of Medicine, N.Y. He became U.S. board certified in 1995 and re-certified in 2007. Because Dr Matzkin has spent over 8 years in ophthalmology training, he has a wide range of clinical and surgical expertise - more so than the average ophthalmologist. His specific areas of interest include refractive cataract surgery with multifocal implants, and lasik refractive surgery. In addition Dr Matzkin performs the following surgeries: Cataract Lasik Eyelid surgery, blepheroplasty Lacrimal surgery for watery eyes Strabismus/eye muscle surgery While Dr. Matzkin uses trained ophthalmic assistants in the office, he believes in a "hands-on” style of practice. He performs thorough examinations on his patients prior to making a diagnosis and suggesting a treatment. He prides himself on being available to answer all patient questions and he returns calls promptly. He knows that your time is valuable and attempts to keep waiting time in the office to a minimum. Dr. Matzkin has published academic papers and textbook chapters, and he regularly lectures to other eye doctors. He frequently receives referrals from eye doctors from around the state, especially for complicated cataract and refractive surgeries. Dr. Matzkin is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside Hospital - Forsyth

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Fellowship in Ophthalmology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Johannesburg Hospital (Internship)
  • Medical School - University of the Witwatersrand

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912968371

Office locations

Eye 1st Vision and Laser

10080 Medlock Bridge Rd

Duluth, GA 30097

Eye 1st Vision and Laser

5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 220

Atlanta, GA 30342

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Dr. Matzkin performed cataract surgery on me and I am really pleased with his professionalism and his care. He is really easy to talk to and understood my fears. I would recommend him (and have!) to other people for any eye surgery / eye care.
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THE DOC. AND STAFF WAS GREAT. THEY MADE LAYLA FEEL AT HOME. THANKS
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The staff and dr were wonderful, great customer service!!
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Dr. Matzkin was very nice, and so was his staff. They laughed and talked to me and made me feel very compfortable.
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He is very nice and interested in my profession - he explained why he was changing my prescription and was very accommodating.
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