Zane F. Pollard, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His undergraduate studies were at Northwestern University, and his medical school degree is from Tulane University. He completed his residency training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and his fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Pollard joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1974 and practices at the Scottish Rite location.
Best Doctors in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine,1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Best Doctors in the U.S.A., 2001, 2009-13
Authored more than 90 scientific papers on a variety of pediatric ophthalmology topics, including publishing the first paper in the English literature on a blood test for ocular toxocara (a parasitic infection of the eye); the first paper concerned with the surgical treatment of secondary angle closure glaucoma in newborns with retinopathy of prematurity; papers discussing tear duct obstructions in newborns; and papers discussing the rehabilitation of children with congenital cataracts.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, honor award, 1997
American Academy of Ophthalmology, honor award, 1998
Medical Memberships & Affiliations:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
American Ophthalmological Society
Board of directors of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2005 – 2008
James Hall Eye Center fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA, director, 1979-2002. This program trains two fellows each year; Dr. Pollard has trained 35 fellows.
Ophthalmologists from California, Texas, New York, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado and Montana have come to train in pediatric ophthalmology with Dr. Pollard.
Medical Journal Reviewer:
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Archives of Ophthalmology
Binocular Vision and Strabismus Quarterly (member of the editorial board)
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Dr. Pollard is a God send. He same into our lives by another patient that he had. He was amazing with my daughter and... has helped her thrive. We greatly appreciate all that he has done for her.read more
We are blessed to have been associated with Dr Pollard, since 2000. He is the Top Doctor you will ever get not just in... Atlanta but across the world. His Mastery over the eye has literally enabled many budding children get the perfect vision.Always with a smile ,accurate in diagnosis and treatment Dr Pollard will continue to enjoy being rated as the best by his peers in years to come.read more
Dr. Pollard is the best. He knows his field better than anyone in Georgia and will take amazing care of your child. He... is kind and gentle with children but he is no nonsense and will not coddle entitled parents who want him to pamper their “DD” or “DS.” So if you want someone to indulge your child you’ll have to settle for second-best. However, if you want the hands-down BEST pediatric ophthalmologist in the Southeast, he is your guy.read more
Dr. Pollard is the best based on my experience. My daughter needed an eye surgery. But, he tried to correct the eyes... with glasses and other means for a long time (2 years?) and did not rush to surgery. My daughter was about four at the time. When all else failed, he operated on my daughter’s eyes. She is now15 and doing well. We just saw him today in a long time because my daughter’s eyes hurt when she reads for extended period of time. I only trust Dr. Pollard so we went to see him. Her eyes are still good but is drifting a little to sideways instead of looking straight. He reduced the strength of her proscription glasses to correct the drifting but her eyes are otherwise in good condition. Thank you, Dr. Pollard!read more
My son is now 42 years old. He was born with glaucoma. Dr Pollard did surgery on his eyes at 6 weeks old. My son saw... him for a few years after that. He was the kindest doctor I have ever known. He was so gentle with my baby. And kind to me because I was a nervous wreck for my tiny baby to have surgery. Even after all these years I will always remember how nice he wasread more
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