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What Causes Myopia?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 11/13/2011 - 11:52

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 »

When LASIK is “Iffy”

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 09/18/2011 - 11:51

Some patients are great candidates for LASIK: they have an eyeglass prescription associated with a high success rate, they have no contradictory conditions and they have reasonable expectations. Other patients may not be a candidate for vision correction surgery and another, third group of candidates may be described as “iffy”. We’ve seen a number of these… Read More »

LASIK: A Good Procedure Gets Better

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Tue 08/02/2011 - 11:50

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

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/24/2011 - 11:49

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?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 07/14/2011 - 11:46

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”

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 07/02/2011 - 11:44

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 »

New Laser! New Laser!

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 06/09/2011 - 11:43

This is a BIG deal! We’re proud to announce that we are the proud owners of the first iFS femtosecond laser in North Carolina.  The iFS laser is a fifth generation IntraLase laser.  IntraLase lasers are now commonly used in LASIK eye surgery.  The iFS model of IntraLase laser has some unique capabilities applicable to… Read More »

Cost Effectiveness of LASIK vs Contact Lenses

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 05/25/2011 - 11:41

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

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/01/2011 - 11:38

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 »

Meet the Surgeon

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 04/17/2011 - 11:37

“When I went for my consultation they told me I might have LASIK or I might have PRK depending on what the surgeon says,” said the exasperated patient sitting in our exam chair. That’s because when the patient went for their consultation, they didn’t actually meet with the surgeon: they met with a technician who… Read More »