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Jeffrey A. Carlisle, M.D.


Thomas Eye Group is a full service eye care provider with eight locations in and around the greater Atlanta area providing routine eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, blade-free LASIK, as well as medical, surgical and cosmetic services. We encourage you to watch our videos to hear what several of our patients have to say about their experience with us, meet our doctors, and learn more about Thomas Eye Group.

Cataracts: Overview

Describes a cataract as being a cloudiness of the crystalline lens, which causes blurred vision. The eye is compared to a camera, and a cataract is compared to a dirty camera lens.

Cataracts: Symptoms

As the cataract grows larger and clouds more of your lens, more noticeable symptoms will develop. These symptoms may include cloudy or blurred vision, faded colors, double or multiple images, and poor night vision.

Cataract Surgery: Benefits

Overview of the decision to have cataract surgery, and some points on how far the surgery has evolved.

Cataracts: Treatment Overview

Provides an overview of typical cataract treatments from new glasses, to intraocular lens implants.

IOL: Monofocal Lens - Overview

This Topic is an overview of how the natural lens loses its accommodation as we age, and emphasizes the inability of conventional artificial lenses to allow perfect vision following cataract surgery .

IOL: Multifocal Lens - Overview

This Topic is an overview of how the natural lens loses its accommodation as we age, and emphasizes the inability of conventional artificial lenses to allow perfect vision following cataract surgery .

IOL: Toric Lens - Overview

Describes the nature of astigmatism, and shows how a toric lens implant following cataract surgery can act to neutralize the astigmatism, though near and distance vision will be unaffected.

IOL: Introduction

Shows how intraocular lenses can replace the eye's natural lens to restore focusing power. Emphasizes IOLs superiority over traditional treatments, i.e. thick glasses or contacts.

IOL: Premium Lens - Overview

Compares and contrasts multifocal and accommodating intraocular lens implants options, and provides several considerations for patients interested in one of these options, such as an emphasis on near or distance vision, and color and contrast sensitivity.

Glaucoma: Overview

This narrative provides patients with an overview of Glaucoma causes, as well as an introduction to Glaucoma surgery.

Glaucoma: Type - Open-Angle

Describes open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of adult glaucoma, as a clog to the eye's drainage sytem which develops slowly, and should be diagnosed and treated following routine eye exams. Details the role of the trabecular meshwork, and how eyesite can become damaged as a result of poor drainage.

Glaucoma: Type - Closed-Angle

Details how the iris may bow so severely that the eye's angle is completely cut off, preventing any fluid from draining. Describes symptoms, and warns that this condition is a medical emergency, requiring attention within hours.

Glaucoma: Treatment Overview

Various treatments for glaucoma are presented, all with an aim to lower pressure inside the eye: eye drops; laser procedures; surgical procedures.

Glaucoma: Risk Factors

Provides an overview of some of the most common risk factors for developing glaucoma.

Children's Eye & Vision Problems

Describes some of the common signs of vision problems in children.

Amblyopia: Overview

Describes the development of amblyopia, or lazy eye.

Amblyopia: Treatment Overview

Describes treatment options for amblyopia, starting with corrective lenses, and eye patches, topical atropine, or possibly surgery for addressing misalignment.

Astigmatism: Overview

Describes how Astigmatism can cause blurred or distorted vision at all distances, caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens which focuses light at multiple points in front of or behind the retina. Notes that mild astigmatism can cause blurriness, but severe astigmatism can prevent the performance of daily activities.

Blepharitis: Overview

Describes how blepharitis inflames the eyelids and eyelashes, and details common symptoms and causes, advising sufferers to seek a professional eye exam for treatment options.

Chalazion: Overview

Describes a chalazion as a bulge in the eyelid caused by a blocked opening or infection of the oil producing glands, generally associated with blepharitis.

Condition: Eye Anterior - Iritis

This presentation provides a brief overview of Iritis and its impact on vision.

Ptosis: Treatment Overview

Shows how ptosis can be corrected with simple outpatient procedures.

Strabismus: Overview

Describes the various misalignments which characterize strabismus, including esotropia, exotropia, hypertropia and hypotropia.

Strabismus: Treatment Overview

Describes various treatment options from corrective lenses, to eye patches and vision exercises, to Botox injections or eye muscle surgery.

Sunglasses for Children

Describes the benefits of sunglasses for children, and the importance of protection from UV rays.

Anatomy: Retina

The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of your eye. The retina's function is to sense light and create impulses that are sent through the optic nerve and to the brain.

Retinal Detachment: Overview

Shows how the retina's layers can separate, resulting in the retina's inability to transmit visual signals to the brain. Emphasizes the severity of this condition, requiring immediate medical attention.

Macular Degeneration: Overview

Describes AMD as the deterioration of the center of the retina, or macula, with a further description of the macula's function. Describes early to late stage symptoms, showing how central vision becomes increasingly blurry and dark, while side vision remains unaffected. Urges patients to have regular check-ups to maintain or improve visual acuity.

Diabetes: Overview

This narrative is an overview of Diabetes .

Diabetic Retinopathy: Treatment Overview

Various treatments for diabetic retinopathy are presented, with a strong emphasis on prevention, early detection, and maintaining good health.

Vitreous: Floaters

Shows how floaters are caused by shadows on the retina from light hitting tiny pieces of tissue. Notes that while generally harmless, a sudden increase would warrant an eye exam.

Macular Edema: Overview

Shows how fluid buildup leads to macula edema, and describes various symptoms.

Refractive Error: Introduction

This narrative provides an introduction to Refractive Errors.

Macular Pucker: Overview

Shows how the vitreous shrinks over time, and how a macular pucker/epiretinal membrane can develop, leading to possible vision changes. Routine check-ups are advised to avoid severe damage.

Macular Hole: Overview

Shows how a macular hole can develop, and provides examples of common symptoms which can occur, primarily affecting central vision.

The Importance of Complete Eye Exams

Reviews how complete eye exams can catch problems early, and advises exam schedules for infants, children, adults, and patients over the age of 40.

Hyperopia: Overview

Description of Hyperopia, a.k.a. farsightedness, or difficulty with near vision. Details how light enters the eye and focuses behind the retina. Possible causes include a cornea that is too flat, an eye that is too short, or a combination of the two. Hyperopia can worsen with age.

Myopia: Overview

Description of Myopia, a.k.a. nearsightedness, or difficulty with far vision. Details how light enters the eye and focuses in front of the retina. Possible causes include a steeply curved cornea, an eye which is too long, or a combination of the two. Describes differences in patients with mild to moderate to severe myopia.

Presbyopia: Overview

Shows how the eye's lens loses flexibility over time, resulting in presbyopia, and details some common symptoms, such as difficulty reading small print.

Jeffrey A. Carlisle, M.D.

Stuart J. Newman, M.D.

Paul Patel, M.D.

John T. Cobb, M.D.

Augustus T. Stephens, M.D.

Kenneth Neufeld, M.D.

Stephen N. Lipsky, M.D., F.A.A.O., F.A.A.P.

Jessica D. McCluskey, M.D.

Leon R. Gross, M.D.

Paul L. Kaufman, M.D.

Jerry E. Berland , M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Dana J. Wallace, M.D.

Vidya P. Phoenix, M.D.

Sari Gruber, O.D.

Glenda G. Brown, O.D.

Nhora C. Abril, O.D.

Alan Brown, O.D.

Garrick Layman, O.D.

Mindabeth Jacobs, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Lakhvir Singh, O.D.

Jeff Mellom, O.D.

Cataract Surgery

Patient Teri Moore thought she was permanently losing her vision. See how cataract surgery with Dr. Heit in our Roswell Office completely changed her life for the better...

Geneva Hewett

discusses her brow lift procedure and shares her wonderful experience with Dr. Kenneth Neufeld and the staff at Thomas Eye Group.

Soraya Adish

A Thomas Eye Group patient discusses her LASIK Surgery at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. For more information on Lasik at Thomas Eye Group, visit


U.S. Army Soldier Marjorie Kindelan-Ray had her LASIK surgery performed by Dr. Jeffrey Carlisle. See the results.

Shirley Schmuhl

Shirley Schmuhl has been a patient at Thomas Eye Group since its original location in Sandy Springs. She describes her experience at Thomas Eye Group in this video.

Bill P.

A Thomas Eye Group patient describes his vision after Multifocal lens implants with Dr. Larry Heit in Roswell, GA. He says, "I now have the same vision as I had as a teenager. I appreciate Thomas Eye Group and Dr. Larry Heit for the great job they did."

Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson has been a patient at Thomas Eye Group for over 30 years. As Thomas Eye Group celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, Pat sat down to describe her experience with doctors and staff over the years.

Christopher Byron

A Thomas Eye Group patient describes his LASIK experience with Dr. Jeffrey Carlisle at Thomas Eye Group in Sandy Springs.

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy had his cataract surgery performed by Dr. Leon Gross at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. He shares his excellent experience in this video.

Thomas Eller

Thomas Eller wears CRT lenses at night to reshape the cornea while he sleeps and then removes them in the morning. The result is a temporary correction of myopia which provides him the freedom from contacts or glasses during the day.

William Gambrell

Dr. Paul Kaufman at Thomas Eye Group determined that patient William Gambrell had a Macular Pucker. Watch as Mr. Gambrell describes his experience with Dr. Kaufman and how pleased he is at the results of the surgery.

Retraction Repair - Thomas Eye Group

Thomas Eye Group patient Oteria Jackson describes her Eyelid Retraction Repair performed by Dr. Kenneth Neufeld and the wonderful results. Dr. Neufeld specializes in surgery around the eyes and upper face, focusing on the intricacies and nuances of the eyelid.

Nancy Flaherty

had LASIK surgery at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta at the end of 2012. Her experience was so amazing with Dr. Carlisle that she brought her daughter in for a LASIK consultation. Watch her story here.

Barbara Burns

from "Atlanta's Frugal Mom" blog had her LASIK procedure performed by Dr. Jeffrey Carlisle .

Camelia Miron-Camy

shares her courageous story about her daily struggle with vision and how Thomas Eye Group was able to help her.

Charles Ahern Jr.

describes how his cataract surgery with Dr. Leon Gross changed his life in a very positive way.

Angel Banks

describes her wonderful experience with Dr. Larry Heit and the staff at the Thomas Eye Group Roswell Office.

Donella Fiore

had her post-Mohs reconstructive surgery performed by Dr. Kenneth Neufeld. Watch her incredible story here.

Greg Horton

found Dr. Kenneth Neufeld after conducting research about his eyelid situation. Hear about his experience with Dr. Neufeld and the team at Thomas Eye Group.

Joe Beaudoin

describes the phenomenal service and care he experienced during his procedure with Dr. Paul L. Kaufman.

Roy Burke

details his experience with Dr. Paul L. Kaufman and Dr. Robert Blasberg after having cataract surgery and retina surgery performed on both eyes.

Mario Guevara

El paciente Mario Guevara tuvo una experiencia excellente con el Dr. Paul Kaufman.

Sharon Connelly

describes how attentive Dr. Kenneth Neufeld and the team at Thomas Eye Group were following Bilateral Upper & Lower Lid Blepharoplasty & Bilateral Lower Lid Laser Resurfacing.

Mary Hager

was recommended to Dr. Kenneth Neufeld from her ophthalmologist. Watch as she describes her wonderful experience with Dr. Neufeld.

John Sharpe

describes how Dr. Paul Kaufman was able to completely restore his right eye after complications with diabetes.

Pamela Stephens

was referred to Dr. Kenneth Neufeld from her dermatologist because of cancer of the eyelid. In this video, she describes the excellent service that she received from Dr. Neufeld and the team at Thomas Eye Group.

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