About Doctor Ahad Mahootchi
Dr. Mahootchi is a board certified Ophthalmologist and founder of The Eye Clinic of Florida. The Eye Clinic of Florida provides world class cataract and specialty ophthalmic surgery at prices all can afford.
Dr. Mahootchi is one of Florida’s most rated and highest rated cataract, glaucoma and eyelid surgeons. PatientsChoice.org has recognized him as a top 10 doctor in Florida. He won the Patient’s Choice again this year for the 13th year in a row.
With 24 years of experience, he has performed over 25,000 eye surgeries. He has the distinction of over 20 years of experience with astigmatism correcting implants, laser vision correction and is currently the most experienced surgeon in the country with XEN Gel Stent implants for glaucoma
His dry eye program using unfrozen autologous serum has been copied around the country. He was one of the first in the nation to use Pre-loaded PDEK for corneal transplantation. He continues to be among pioneers of the reversal of fat loss around the eye due to glaucoma medication. His trans-foveal Yellow Micropulse Laser Treatment has saved 100’s of patients 1000’s of intra-vitreal injections for diabetes and macular degeneration.
Dr. Mahootchi was born in Carbondale, Illinois and grew up in Tennessee. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. His Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Ophthalmology were also at Vanderbilt. Dr. Mahootchi had the highest academic scholarships to both college and medical school. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and participates in the Maintenance of Certification program every 10 years. He is past president of the Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Mahootchi began practice in Zephyrhills in 1997. Thousands locally have trusted him with their eye care. He also is a leader in effective new glaucoma treatments such as Hydrus, Cyclo G and iStent inject and XEN gel stents. . He also treats patients with dry eyes, tearing eyes, corneal problems, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.