Dr. Melanie Bennett Sims
Ophthalmologist2377 Lenora Church Road Snellville Georgia, 30087
Dr. Melanie Bennett Sims is an ophthalmologist practicing in Snellville, Georgia. Dr. Bennett Sims specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Bennett Sims can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Bennett Sims can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
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Morehouse University School of Medicine MD
American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims, who serves the population of Snellville, Georgia.
Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims is a highly-respected and experienced physician, having been in practice for fifteen years. Currently specializing in corneal and external diseases of the eye, Dr. Bennett-Sims earned her MD in 2003 from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She has held a hospital internship at the University of Florida-Gainesville, a residency at Georgetown/George Washington Hospital, as well as a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Bennett-Sims's professional interests include corneal transplants and diseases, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, glaucoma and ocular manifestations of eye-related systemic diseases. She maintains professional memberships with the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Alpha Omega Alpha Society. She currently practices with CarlinVision.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye disease. Eye surgery, also known as ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa by an ophthalmologist.The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. An expert eye surgeon is responsible for selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions.
Apart from her medical career, Dr. Bennett-Sims enjoys quilting, drawing, running, sailing, skiing, and spending time with her family during her spare time.
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