your Path to Eye Wellness and

Better Vision Starts at East Atlanta Eye Surgery Center

About Us

East Atlanta Eye Surgery Center is a certified and AAAHC accredited surgery center that allows our patients the option to avoid the additional costs and time associated with a trip to the hospital. The Surgery Center performs a wide variety of eye surgery procedures, including, laser and traditional cataract surgery, cornea transplants, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, oculoplastics, and more, using the most up-to-date medical technology available.

Our Doctors

Kris F. Gillian, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Gillian is a board-certified Atlanta ophthalmologist who has been practicing in the area since 2001. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is also a proud member of the Piedmont Clinic.

POOJA MALLY, MD

Dr. Pooja Mally is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery. She manages and treats diseases related to the eyebrows, eyelids, tear drainage system, and eye socket. Dr. Mally was awarded Top Doctor's of 2023 by Atlanta Magazine.

BENJAMIN R. STRAUSS, MD

Benjamin R. Strauss is a native of Roswell, Georgia. Dr. Strauss is trained to manage complex diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, both medically and surgically and is also trained in Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK and PRK.

GAYLE LEFF GOLDSTEIN, MD

Dr. Goldstein is a highly respected, board certified ophthalmologist in the Atlanta community. As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, Dr. Goldstein treats patients with diabetes, glaucoma, LASIK, dry eye, blepharitis, and other eyelid disorders.

NICHELLE WARREN, MD

Dr. Nichelle Warren is a board-certified, highly respected, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery. She remains on the cusp of the latest technologies and research in anterior segment surgeries.  Dr. Warren was awarded Top Doctor's of 2023 by Atlanta Magazine.

THOMAS EDWARDS, MD

Dr. Thomas Edwards is a board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist who has practiced in Atlanta since 1994. Dr. Edwards is known to his long-time patients as being a skilled communicator who provides a comfortable and compassionate environment for educating, discussing, and planning the care of each patient.

Brice Hwang, MD

Dr. Brice Hwang is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist practicing at the East Atlanta Eye Surgery Center and is based out of Suwanee, Georgia. He specializes in cutting-edge laser-assisted cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma treatments, and the management of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
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Services

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the US. Once glaucoma has been diagnosed, treatment should begin as soon as possible to help minimize the risk of permanent vision loss. There is no cure for glaucoma, so treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing further damage from occurring. Most cases of glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser, or microsurgery. The best treatment for your individual case depends on the type and severity of the disease and can be discussed with your doctor.

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Oculoplastics

Oculoplastics procedures performed on or near the eye are safer and often have better outcomes when performed by an eye specialist. An oculoplastic procedure called blepharoplasty can help improve the appearance of droopy or saggy eyelids, giving you back your confidence and helping you feel better about your appearance.

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Oculoplastics

Oculoplastics procedures performed on or near the eye are safer and often have better outcomes when performed by an eye specialist. An oculoplastic procedure called blepharoplasty can help improve the appearance of droopy or saggy eyelids, giving you back your confidence and helping you feel better about your appearance.

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Cataracts

A cataract is a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. Patients with cataracts often do not experience any symptoms when the condition first develops. East Atlanta Eye Surgery Center offers both traditional and bladeless cataract surgery.

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Corneal Disease

The cornea is a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through. There are many diseases that can affect the cornea, causing pain or loss of vision. Treatment for corneal disease can take many forms, including a corneal transplant, corneal cross-linking for keratoconus, and other options.

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Corneal Disease

The cornea is a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through. There are many diseases that can affect the cornea, causing pain or loss of vision. Treatment for corneal disease can take many forms, including a corneal transplant, corneal cross-linking for keratoconus, and other options.

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Patient Resources

What to Expect

Day of Surgery

Please follow these before your surgery at East Atlanta Eye Surgery Center:

Do not eat or drink anything unless you receive special instructions stating otherwise
Leave all valuables at home
Do not wear jewelry or watches
Do not wear makeup or lotions
Do not wear contact lenses
Do bring a list of medications you currently take
Do bring inhalers if you use them
Do wear comfortable clothing, like a button-up shirt or one that zips in the front
Do remember to bring a responsible adult to accompany you that’s at least 18+ to drive you home
Do expect your visit to last about 2-4 hours from start to finish, including check-in to discharge

What are the Most Common Cataract Symptoms?

Symptoms vary from person to person. However, common symptoms include blurred vision, light sensitivity, poor night vision, double vision in the affected eye, difficulty in seeing distances and numerous changes in eyeglass prescriptions to accommodate changes in vision.

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Our Doctors

Intraocular Lens Implant Options

Standard Monofocal Implants will provide you with clear distance vision; but, you may still need corrective eyewear for near and intermediate vision. Multifocal Implants can give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a full range of vision. These lenses allow clear vision for near, intermediate and far distances, and can eliminate or greatly reduce the patient’s need for glasses.

Premium Cataract Surgery

Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates is one of the region’s most innovative and experienced eye physician and surgeon groups, delivering advanced, customized medical treatments with state-of-the-art ocular diagnostics and femtosecond laser technology designed to optimize vision.

Reflecting its commitment to evolving to best serve patients’ needs and expectations for longer, more productive lives, we are the first eye care practice in Western Pennsylvania to deliver cataract laser technology with the LenSx Femtosecond Laser.

Combining this technology with our ten years of cataract Multifocal Lens Implant technology experience, we can offer cataract surgery as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for patients to achieve better vision, removing cataracts and correcting refractive error all in one precise procedure.

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What to Expect When You Get Home

After undergoing anesthesia, you may experience side effects like muscle aches, a sore throat, drowsiness, headaches, or dizziness. You may also experience nausea. These side effects usually decline rapidly after any surgical procedure, though it may take a few days before they entirely subside.

Remember to use any discharge papers you’re given as a resource, as they will tell you about what activities are acceptable after surgery. Your surgeon will go over these, including when you can return to your job and work. After surgery, make sure you relax, get plenty of rest, and drink enough fluids.