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Laser Eye Center of Carolina
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Smithfield, NC 27577

Category: Intralase

LASIK for Pilots (and Astronauts)

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 09/23/2012

Used to be if you weren’t blessed with naturally good vision, you were disqualified from becoming an airforce pilot or astronaut. Thanks to LASIK eye surgery and some of the newer innovations in vision correction surgery, all of that has changed. After years of study, the Air Force has decided to change their long-standing policy… Read More »

What is the Best LASIK?

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 09/17/2012

Many consumers are confused by the various claims made by advertisers about LASIK. Many LASIK providers claim to have the “latest technology” or “most advanced technology”. Some consumers assume that LASIK provided anywhere is the same. Is there a difference between different types of LASIK and is so is there any “best LASIK”? LASIK is… Read More »

LASIK: Not Everyone “Keeps Up With the Times”

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/06/2012

Most patients know that today’s modern LASIK is better than conventional LASIK offered 20 years ago. But many patients don’t realize that most LASIK providers do not offer the latest, safest technology. The most common question that we field from the newly interested LASIK candidate remains ” How much does LASIK cost?” The inquirer presumes… Read More »

Avoiding LASIK Flap Complications

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/18/2012

LASIK with the iFS IntraLase laser Most patients know that there are two steps to the LASIK procedure. The first step, and the one most likely to lead to a complication, is the creation of a LASIK flap. LASIK flap complications are basically one of two types: an irregular/inadequately sized flap or a flap that… Read More »

What Causes Myopia?

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 11/13/2011

The debate about what causes myopia (nearsightedness) rages on. The fact that myopic parents tend to produce myopic children seems to indicate that myopia has a genetic basis. There is abundant evidence, however, that environment plays a role. A 1968 investigation by Dr. Frances Young, who led a research team to Alaska to study Eskimo… Read More »

LASIK: A Good Procedure Gets Better

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Tue 08/02/2011

LASIK has it’s roots in a procedure first performed over 50 years ago.  A Columbian ophthalmologist described performing a procedure termed “keratomileusis” or corneal reshaping procedure to correct extreme amounts of nearsightedness using a bladed microkeratome and a lathe.  Others began performing the procedure and refined it with better instrumentation and techniques to yield better… Read More »