Anand K. Shah, MD
My name is Dr. Anand Shah. I am an Ophthalmologist practicing in Alpharetta, GA 30022.
I am currently accepting new patients. Can I answer any questions for you?
Anand K. Shah, MD
Hello and welcome! I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but consider myself a local since I spent the majority of my childhood in Athens, GA. It was during my high school years there that I became interested in medicine and spent the next 14 years of my life training all over the country in amazing cities like Boston, Detroit, Denver, and Portland, Oregon.
Despite my love of travel, I always knew I wanted to come back to the Southeast and so, in 2009, I came full circle and returned to Atlanta. Since returning, I have acquired valuable clinical and surgical experience with a highly regarded local group practice and most recently, a national healthcare organization.
In 2016, I decided to launch Eye Associates of North Atlanta, LLC, dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care for all of my patients. I am especially passionate about ophthalmology because it is a patient-focused field where I can interact with those of all ages on a daily basis, and at the same time, apply my technical skills by performing microsurgery to improve vision. Nothing is more rewarding than restoring the sense of sight!
I also treat the full range of eye conditions and diseases and am very proficient in performing cataract surgery. Philosophically, I approach patient care from your perspective and will treat you the same way that I would want my family to be treated. In this way, I am committed to making sure that every aspect of your visit is pleasant and that all of your questions are answered by either myself or my staff.
I strive to achieve a healthy work-life balance and encourage my patients to do the same. For me, it is through daily walks with my wife after work, running through the park, or just relaxing at home with my 2 small children. My family and I also enjoy traveling, skiing and hiking. We love to explore the great outdoors which is especially easy in Atlanta where the weather is warm nearly year round! I find that by cultivating my interests outside of work, I am constantly rejuvenated and refreshed.
I look forward to welcoming you to our practice and the opportunity to care for you.
Eye Associates of North Atlanta, LLC
Address5755 N Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
We are located in the North Point Park office complex. There is one entrance off of North Point Parkway, and two entrances off of Rock Mill Road. The North Point Parkway entrance will provide the easiest access to our suite.
Areas We Service:Crabapple, GA, Dunwoody, GA, East Cobb, GA, Johns Creek, GA, Milton, GA, Sandy Springs, GA, Westfield, GA, Canton, GA, Woodstock, GA, Marietta, GA, Smyrna, GA, Atlanta, GA, Cumming, GA, Roswell, GA, Duluth, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, Norcross, GA, Suwanee, GA, Buckhead, GA
Adults are encouraged to receive standard ophthalmic exams yearly or biyearly.
Adult vision care refers to any personal or professional preventive eye treatment that protects the eyes and preserves vision. Adults are encouraged to receive standard ophthalmic exams that check for signs of developing eye and vision problems. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential when it comes preventing blindness.
Pupils of Two Different Sizes
Anisocoria is the medical term for pupils of two different sizes. Anisocoria can occur for many different reasons; in some cases it's harmless, and in others it may indicate a very serious eye health problem. Anisocoria is often associated with medical conditions such as Horner's syndrome or ocular nerve palsy. In these cases, treatment may be available.
Symptoms and Treatment of Astigmatism
Parts of eyes are curved to aid with focus and the refraction of light. This primarily happens through the cornea and lens, the outermost parts of the eyeball. However, for various reasons, the cornea or lens may not be perfectly curved. This leads to blurry vision and the condition known as astigmatism. Astigmatism is one of the most common eye health problems worldwide.
Treat Eyelid Inflammation with Both Holistic & Traditional Medical Approaches
Blepharitis is a chronic condition causing your eyelids to become inflamed, reddened and irritated, itchy or swollen due to oily particles and bacteria coating the edge of the eyelid at the base of your eyelashes. Treatment for blepharitis ranges from topical and oral antibiotic and steroid medications to holistic approaches and natural remedies.
Eye Twitch & Muscle Spasms
Blepharospasm is the medical term for eye twitching. This is when the eyelid involuntarily moves, sometimes rapidly. A typical eye twitch lasts just a few moments and can range from something that's barely felt to the eyelid completely opening and closing. This is a type of muscle spasm. For most people, the occasional blepharospasm is no cause for concern. Sometimes, however, it may indicate a more serious medical problem.
Surgical Treatment of Cataracts
The object of cataract surgery is to replace a damaged lens with a new one, typically through the use of intraocular lens implants (IOLs). Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure with a high success rate.
Eye Lense Clouding
The lens of the eye is essential for clear vision. The lens is normally clear, allowing for refraction of light and normal sight. It's possible, however, for the lens to become cloudy. This is known as a cataract. This condition can be very mild or very severe. Cataracts are one of the most common eye-health problems across the world.
Your Inhibited Color Acuity
The majority of us perceive the world around us in color. For some, however, the ability to see colors in a normal way may be inhibited or prevented entirely, causing difficulty or a complete inability to distinguish between colors. These instances we refer to as color vision deficiency, or colloquially, color blindness.
Types of Corneal Disease
The outermost layer of the eye is known as the cornea. This protective layer is clear; it helps shield the eye from pain and debris, while also promoting clear vision. Unfortunately, the cornea can be damaged by injury and illness. All illnesses that affect the cornea are part of the category known as corneal disease. The majority of corneal diseases are treatable.
The Delicate Cornea is Vulnerable to the Outside World's Abrasions
A corneal abrasion occurs when the cornea becomes scratched--whether it be from a scrape of a fingernail, contact lens or some other external source--causing prolonged eye pain and possibly impaired vision. Most corneal abrasions heal on their own in a couple of days but warrant a healthcare provider's guidance.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes causes many health problems. One of these issues is diabetic retinopathy, commonly referred to as diabetic eye disease. This condition is a complication of diabetes that reduces vision quality. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can even lead to blindness. While there is no cure for diabetic eye disease, the right preventive measures and treatment can help.
Don't Let Dry Eyes Get You Down!
Most people associate tears with sadness or emotion. But tears actually have an important function for your health - notably keeping the eyes lubricated, which prevents pain and discomfort. This is why dry eyes is a serious health issue. People who deal with chronic dry eyes face eye strain, pain and other symptoms.
Annual Vision Tests & Your Health
Eye health is something most people take for granted until something goes wrong. Struggling with blurry vision, astigmatism or other serious eye diseases is something no one should have to suffer through. Annual eye exams are one of the best tools for preventive eye health.
Conditions of the Optic Nerve
Glaucoma is the blanket term applied to a group of conditions that result in damage to the optic nerve. This type of nerve damage gradually weakens the ability to see, in some cases resulting in total vision loss: blindness. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. With the right treatment and preventive measures, some cases of glaucoma can be mitigated before vision loss occurs.
The Cause of Your Mismatched Eye Colors
Heterochromia iridum is typically a benign eye condition causing abnormalities of the iris, which is caused by various factors, both genetic and acquired. A healthcare provider may conduct a detailed eye exam to confirm a diagnosis if something more serious is suspected. Treatment will vary by case and will focus on treating the underlying health condition.
Treatment of Farsightedness
Hyperopia is the medical term for the common eye condition known as farsightedness. People who suffer from this condition are frequently referred to as farsighted or hyperopic. Those who deal with hyperopia have difficulty seeing things that are near to them, but have better vision for objects that are far away. The opposite condition is known as myopia or nearsightedness.
Pseudophakic & Phakic Intraocular IOLs
Intraocular lens implants, also known as IOLs, are a key part of eye surgery. These devices essentially act as artificial lenses to enhance the eyes' ability to focus. IOLs are used most commonly to treat cataracts, but have many other uses as well. Intraocular lens implants have been used to help people of all ages regain vision and enhance quality of life.
Safe and Effective Treatment of Keratoconus
Keratoconus is an eye-health disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea is the transparent, outermost layer of the eye that is responsible for clear vision and protecting the other parts of the eye. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and misshapen. If left untreated, keratoconus can lead to severe vision loss and other significant symptoms. Thankfully, many keratoconus treatment options are available.
Age Related Vision Loss
Macular degeneration refers to the chronic loss of vision over time. Macular degeneration is often synonymous with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), although age is not the only cause of vision loss. Macular degeneration is largely grouped into two categories: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration.
Causes and Treatment of Nearsightedness
Myopia is the medical term for the condition known as nearsightedness. As the name implies, people who are nearsighted can easily see objects that are near to them, but struggle with objects that are far away. The opposite condition is farsightedness.
Get the Medical or Surgical Care Necessary to Improve Vision
An ophthalmologist is a medical and surgical specialist who examines, diagnoses, and treats disease and injuries in and around the eye. Conditions that can be treated by an ophthalmologist include changes in vision, eye injury, or trauma and eye problems related to other conditions.
Correct Vision Problems and Improve Sight
An optometrist is an eye doctor who performs comprehensive eye exams, prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses, and provides pre- and post-operative care for patients following surgical procedures. As primary eye care providers, doctors of optometry are an integral part of the healthcare team.
Don't Let Pink Eye Have You Seeing Red
Pink eye is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the eye. Also known as conjunctivitis and pinkeye, the condition affects over three million Americans each year, and can be caused by exposure to certain viruses, bacteria, allergens, or other irritants. Thankfully, hygiene and medication can help treat pink eye.
Age Related Vision Loss
Presbyopia is the medical term for gradual, age-related vision loss. The condition typically manifests as lack of visual focus. Presbyopia is an unavoidable part of growing older. Taking that in to consideration, most presbyopia treatments focus on mitigating or eliminating symptoms and restoring close-up vision.
Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism
Sight occurs due to the process known as refraction. As light hits the eye, it is bent by the lens and cornea. This light is then directed to the rest of the eye, resulting in clean, clear vision. This is known as the refractive process.
Understand the Dangers of Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is a condition occurring when the retinal tissue on the back of the eye begins to detach. This causes the surrounding blood vessels to become deprived of oxygen. Telltale symptoms of retinal detachment include a gradual or creeping "curtain" of vision loss and seeing sudden flashes or floaters.
Inflammation of Your Eye's Sclera Causes its White Color to Turn Red
Scleritis is a disorder known to cause inflammation of the eye's sclera, turning its normal white color to red and causing irritation. The disorder is believed to be caused by an overreaction of the immune system which causes it to attack cells in the eyes. The location of the inflammation will differ depending on the type of scleritis which ails you.
Prevent or Remove That Unsightly Stye
A stye is a small red bump at the corner of the eye. There are numerous reasons this bump can occur, almost all of them are related to eye health. If a stye becomes very large, or incredibly painful, it's important to get treatment immediately.
Learn How Vision Spots and Flashes Detect Retinal Detachment
You may not know the term floaters or flashes, but they are the occasional spots/ flashes you may sometimes see in your field of vision. While they may seem harmless-and in many cases are-floaters or flashes are sometimes early warning signs of retinal detachment, a very serious condition.
Inflammation of the Uvea
Uveitis occurs when the uvea becomes inflamed and enlarged. The uvea directs blood to the retina, which is critical for normal eye function. There are many different reasons that a person may suffer from uveitis, most of them sourced to an underlying health condition.