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Category: LASIK

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 »

New iFS Laser Minimizes Dry Eye from LASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/24/2011

Most patients appreciate the improved safety afforded by the IntraLase laser in creating the flap during the LASIK procedure. An additional benefit of the latest model of IntraLase laser is the reduction in both severity and duration of dry eyes after LASIK. Our last blog post discussed the mechanism of dry eye production from LASIK…. Read More »

Why Do Patients Get Dry Eyes After LASIK?

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 07/14/2011

The LASIK procedure may cause many patients to experience dry eye symptoms after their surgery. This is especially true if there was tendency toward dry eyes before LASIK. But why do so many patients experience dry eyes after LASIK? The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of a corneal flap, a thin… Read More »

LASIK Can’t “Do It All”

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 07/02/2011

This Independence Day got me to thinking about patients and their desire to be independent of their eyeglasses. For patients seeking LASIK, often there is a ‘tipping point’ such as a contact lens related problem or it’s time to go in for their exam with the prospect of exam fees, contact lens fitting fees and… Read More »

Cost Effectiveness of LASIK vs Contact Lenses

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 05/25/2011

One of the most common barriers to vision correction sited by patients interested in LASIK is cost.  But LASIK eye surgery, compared to contact lens and eyeglass correction of vision is actually a more cost effective option.  Consider the cumulative cost of contact lenses and extra office visits/contact related fitting fees as well as backup… Read More »

Maximizing Safety in LASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/01/2011

There is no such thing as any medical procedure that is completely risk free. If you are considering vision correction, obviously your number one concern is safety. But how do you make sure you have done everything possible to minimize the risk of LASIK? And why do some patients suffer from complications? The first thing… Read More »

Night Vision and LASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/13/2011

Many people who have never had eye surgery, if they are careful observers, can notice some starburst, halo, glare, or shadows in their vision under low light conditions, especially if they need to wear glasses or contact lenses. It is common to notice one or more of these after LASIK eye surgery, especially during the… Read More »

I’m Afraid to Have LASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 03/05/2011

One of the most common phrases we hear is “I’d like to have my vision corrected but I’m afraid to have LASIK”. Patients verbalize a fear of having an eye procedure because they are afraid of the risk of vision loss. There is not much worse fate one can imagine than to have to go… Read More »

A LASIK Eye Surgeon’s Valentine’s Day

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 02/14/2011

Medicine is a rapidly changing field. LASIK eye surgery has changed a lot since I was first trained in this technique 13 years ago. Back then, LASIK flaps were all made with bladed instruments either on gears or rails and surgeons had to be adept at centering the laser on a moving pupil with a… Read More »

The McDonald’s Approach to Vision Correction.

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 01/08/2011

Perhaps you’ve seen the LASIK only centers advertising proudly an incredibly high number of LASIK procedures. They triumphantly exalt the thousands and thousands of LASIK procedures they have performed as though this should be a source of pride much like the McDonald’s restaurants that boast of the billions of burgers served. But doesn’t this expose… Read More »