Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD, an Ophthalmologist with Diagnostic & Medical Clinic

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Alan J. Franklin, who serves patients in Mobile, Alabama.

Dr. Franklin is a board-certified ophthalmologist with Diagnostic & Medical Clinic in Mobile, Alabama. 

An affiliate of Infirmary Health, Diagnostic & Medical Clinic includes more than 70 physicians, 14 specialties, and 8 ­convenient locations throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties. It has provided quality healthcare to the community for more than 60 years.

Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Franklin has continued his interest in pathological ocular neovascularization as a founding member and Chief Medical Officer of RFE Pharma. He has served on advisory boards for major ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Alcon, Eyetech, Pfizer, and QLT. What’s more, his research work on an anti-vascular agent as a candidate to diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration was awarded the best research project at the AUPO meeting.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, he completed his residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he served as chief resident. He then went on to complete his fellowship at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He also holds a doctorate degree from the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Dr. Franklin is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, which is the largest retinal organization in the world, representing over 3,000 members in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 59 countries. He is also board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

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