Dr. William C. Ackerman Jr., MD
Ophthalmologist625 S Enota Dr Ne Gainesville GA, 30501
Dr. William Ackerman Jr is an ophthalmologist practicing in Gainesville, Georgia. Dr. Ackerman specializes in surgical treatment for eye and vision problems. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Ackerman can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations for cataract removal, eyelid surgeries, glaucoma and LASIK as well as prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Schedule an appointment to see if Dr. Ackerman can help you with your vision correction.
Education and Training
UAB, Callahan Eye Hospital Ophthalmology 1994
University of Central Florida College of Medicine 1990
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
Dr. William C. Ackerman Jr., MD's Expert Contributions
It can cause eye strain (fatigue) and cause you to have dry eyes. You do not blink as much when focusing on a screen all day, causing your eyes to become dry. Blue blocking lenses in glasses can be a benefit. Artificial tears will also help. READ MORE
Contact your doctor, whether your General Practitioner or your Eye Doctor. They will be able to prescribe eye drops that will help to get rid of your conjunctivitis (pink eye). READ MORE
Yes. But the pressure should return to normal in a few days. READ MORE
It is common to see floaters after cataract surgery. Tell your eye doctor during your post operative visits though. READ MORE
No. The cataracts will become more opaque and dense, which will restrict your eyesight. While some of the reduction in vision can be corrected by glasses, at some point removing the cataract will be the only solution. READ MORE
Cataracts are normal and happen to all humans, provided they live long enough. Some improvements can be made with glasses. At some point, the only corrected measure will be the removal of the cataract. My post surgery patients are happy that they are able to see colors they did not realize they missed seeing as well as improved vision. READ MORE
You will be placed under a mild sedation and should not feel any pain. As it is surgery, you will have some eye discomfort the following day. This should be minimized by following your doctors eye drop routine post surgery. READ MORE
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Type 2 Diabetes
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- American Medical Association
- University of Alabama Hospital Program
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- What is Traumatic Cataract?
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- What is Blepharitis?
What is Blepharitis?Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids, usually affecting both of the eyelids where eyelashes grow.The inflammation of the eyelids is often a chronic medical condition, which is very hard to treat. Blepharitis is a condition that does not affect vision. It is also not...
- Are Colored Contact Lenses Safe?
Contact lenses are popular for its two most important characteristics: flexibility and convenience. Based on their usage, contact lenses are categorized into two types: vision correcting lenses, and decorative lenses. Decorative lenses are used to improve the look of the eyes. Generally, these...
- What Is Double Vision?
What is Double Vision?Seeing two images of the same object displaced horizontally or vertically is known as double vision or diplopia. While most of the cases of double vision are not serious, some need to be treated quickly. There are three categories of diplopia:...
- Should I Opt for Cataracts Surgery?
Cataracts is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the light entering the eye, thus affecting vision. Surgery is one of the most common options to treat cataracts and improve vision. It is performed by an ophthalmologist and in most cases, is an outpatient procedure. Cataracts is an eye...
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