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Dr. James Bates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Akron, OH, with other offices in Cleveland, OH and Akron, OH (and 3 other locations). He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Summa St Thomas Hospital and UH Cleveland Medical Center. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. James Bates has the following 9 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.


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Locations & Directions

Summa Physicians

75 Arch St
Akron, OH 44304

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Summa Physicians

1 Park West Blvd
Akron, OH 44320

5778 Darrow Rd
Hudson, OH 44236

Uh Westlake Health Center

950 Clague Rd
Westlake, OH 44145

9150 Market Square Dr
Streetsboro, OH 44241

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