John Michael Garrett M.D. graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1973. After completing a 2-year Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Garrett completed a 3 year residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. He followed this with a fellowship in microsurgery, including Phaco-emulsification cataract removal and corneal transplant techniques under Richard Schulze M.D., in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completion, he began an Ophthalmology practice here in Iron Mountain, opening in January 1979.
As a Board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Garrett has performed thousands of cataract and glaucoma procedures, as well as thousands of laser operations for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal diseases.Welcome to Garrett Eye
Traditional cataract surgery has always involved the use of a physical blade to create several small incisions during the procedure. With ReLACS™, these incisions are now made with the Alcon LenSx laser. This technology allows Dr. Garrett to plan and perform cataract surgeries with laser precision. With this advanced technology, Dr. Garrett has more control and flexibility; plus, ReLACS™ features real-time diagnostic tools for an accurate visual of what's going on inside the eye during the procedure.Blade-less Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Garrett Eye Center offers Avastin injection treatments for wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. If you are suffering from macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, make an appointment with Garrett Eye Center and our doctors will see if Avastin is right for you.Avastin Treatments for AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy
Garrett Eye Center’s Ambulatory Surgical Center opened in 1987, and is the first and only ambulatory surgical center in the area. Over 1,000 surgeries are performed per year in the surgical center. We have a certified anesthesiologist on site. The surgical center offers convenient, cost effective treatment with a well-trained staff, specializing in ophthalmology.
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For many years, eye drops have helped treat patients who suffer from glaucoma, but now Garrett Eye Center offers no drop glaucoma treatment. New technology has allowed us to treat glaucoma even faster than before without the hassle of eye drops.No Drop Glaucoma Treatment
The Crystalens® advantage unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, Crystalens® lenses correct your cataracts and give you back your full range of vision. Crystalens® is the first and only FDA-approved accommodating intraocular lens that uses the natural focusing ability of the eye. The lens flexes like your eye's natural lens, allowing you to see better at all distances.Crystalens
Until recently, glasses and contacts were the only options available to correct vision. With the latest advances in technology and surgical procedures there are several new options available to correct vision problems including iLASIK! The Garrett Eye also offers free LASIK screenings for patients! Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with Dr.Garrett or Dr. Hartwig about the entire LASIK experience.
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