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.
He was one of the first surgeons in the US to go “DropLess” and use antibiotics and steroids at the time of cataract surgery to improve outcomes and spare the patient the expense and hassle of using those drops after surgery.
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
We lead the area in novel, new, and combination eye and eyelid surgery with a focus on avoiding the unnecessary and providing the best outcomes.
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.