Dr. William Aden

William M. Aden, MD Dr. William Aden is a board certified ophthalmologist by the American Academy of Opthalmology.  Dr. Aden earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1966.  He subsequently received his M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1970.  He then completed an  internship at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi before training as a resident in Opthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  In 1974, he completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Aden returned to Mississippi in 1974 and has been in continuous private practice in the Jackson area since that time.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Mississippi State Medical Association, Windsor National Associates, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is past president of the Jackson Ophthalmological Society. 

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who is trained in traditional medical school and then in a residency focused on diseases of the eye and all types of surgical procedures for the eyes and eyelids. Ophthalmologists have the ability to provide total eye care. Optometrists are trained through specialized schools in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of vision and refractive problems of the eye, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and are also trained to fit glasses and contact lenses and to prescribe aids for low vision, such as glasses and contact lenses.

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