Mr. Dennis Matzkin, M.D., Ophthalmologist
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Mr. Dennis Matzkin, M.D.


7405 Shallowford Rd Suite 420 Chattanooga TN, 37421



Dennis Matzkin M.D. is a double board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. Dr. Matzkin obtained his medical degree, completed training, and received his first residency in ophthalmology at the University of Witerwatersrand Medical School in South Africa. In 1989, Dr. Matzkin immigrated to the United States and underwent five years of advanced trained and acquired his second residency and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Matzkin practiced ophthalmology in the Greater Atlanta area from 1995 until moving to Chattanooga, TN and establishing Allied Eye in 2013. Dr. Matzkin has treated many eye doctors and their families, and has lectured and published academic books on various topics in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Matzkin is always leading the way in innovative new therapies using the latest technology and equipment. Dr. Matzkin's underlying philosophy is to provide stellar eye care and the best possible patient experience.  

Education and Training

Albert Einstein College of Med Fellowship & Second Residency 1989

Univ. of Witwatersrand Medical MD & First Residency 1980

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

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Mr. Dennis Matzkin, M.D.
Mr. Dennis Matzkin, M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • An Introduction to Multi-Focal Lens Implants

    Multi-focal intraocular lenses (IOL) are often used to replace the natural human lens that has been damaged by cataracts. A multi-focal IOL is a lens surgically implanted into the eye to replace a natural lens. It is made of clear foldable acrylic and about one-third the diameter of a dime. As the...

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    If things start to look blurry, your first thought might be that you need glasses or contacts. If you already wear corrective lenses, you may wonder if it’s time for a stronger prescription. However, if you’re over the age of 40, there could be another reason for your blurry eyesight:...

  • Top Three Pathways to Better Vision

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Cataract SurgeryPremium Intraocular ImplantsStrabismus SurgeryBlepharoplasty SurgeryLASIK SurgeryVision Correction SurgeryPterygium SurgeryOphthalmologyNeuro - OphthalmologyDiabetic Eye ExamsGlaucomaMacular DegenerationDry or Watery EyesComprehensive Eye ExamsFull Service Optical Shop

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Medical Director Eyesight LASIK Center 1995 - 2013
  • Medical Director & Principal Eye Surgeon Allied Eye 2013 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Tennessee Medical Association  
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery  
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society  
  • American Medical Association  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • The Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • The Humane Educational Society
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Organization
  • Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition
  • Girls Incorporated Chattanooga
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Chabad of Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Jewish Federation
  • Mizpah of Chattanooga


  • Neuro - Ophthalmolgy at Albert Eintsein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York

Articles and Publications

  • Health Scope Article - Healthy Aging - "Is Screen Time Hurting My Eyes?"

Hobbies / Sports

  • Golfing

Mr. Dennis Matzkin, M.D.'s Practice location

Allied Eye

7405 Shallowford Rd Suite 420 -
Chattanooga, TN 37421
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New patients: 423-855-8522
Fax: 423-855-8533

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