Andrew C. Shatz, M.D.

Cataract Surgeon

A highly-respected, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Shatz is the Medical Director of SightTrust Eye Institute.  Dr. Shatz has advanced training in topical, laser-assisted cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery, clear-corneal (“no-stitch”) cataract surgery, multifocal and accommodating implants, and phakic intraocular lens implant surgery.

Having performed more than 25,000 intraocular procedures, he is considered the Southeast’s Leading implanter of the PanOptix Trifocal® and Artisan phakic premium lenses.  He is also one of the first and only surgeons in the country to perform all cataract procedures using the femtosecond laser, and performs bilateral, same-day surgeries on the vast majority of his patients.

A national lecturer to both optometrists and ophthalmologists, Dr. Shatz is an assistant clinical professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also sits on several clinical advisory panels and has developed various surgical instruments to aid in cataract surgery.  Dr. Shatz has operated on leaders in the entertainment, sports, and business world, and has developed techniques and instruments for use in lens surgery. Dr. Shatz often teaches his surgical techniques to other ophthalmologists in the country, and is frequently called upon by his colleagues to treat their most difficult cases.

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Shatz received a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors from the prestigious McGill University and he attended the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated cum laude. Following medical school, Dr. Shatz completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cornell/North Shore University Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he was Chief Resident.

Dr. Shatz provides consultative and surgical services to his colleagues in ophthalmology, optometry and various medical specialties, and has a patent pending on a surgical instrument to aid in cataract surgery.  He has been published in the Millennium edition of the Who’s Who in Medicine, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top ophthalmologists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.  Dr. Shatz is married and the proud father of three young boys.