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Night Vision and LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/13/2011 - 11:37

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

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 03/05/2011 - 11:31

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

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 02/14/2011 - 11:30

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 LASIK Flap

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 02/07/2011 - 11:28

The first step of the LASIK procedure is to create a “flap”. The flap can be created by several different instruments including a microkeratome which is an instrument with a blade to cut a thin sheet of the cornea or a femtosecond laser which creates a flap through photodisruption and tissue separation. The creation of… Read More »

The Evolution of LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 01/23/2011 - 11:27

Like many medical procedures, LASIK eye surgery has evolved and improved with time. Many patients are surprised to find out just how long LASIK has been around. In 1949 a Columbian ophthalmologist by the name Barraquer performed a corneal procedure to correct refractive error termed automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK). ALK involved the use of a… Read More »

The McDonald’s Approach to Vision Correction.

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 01/08/2011 - 11:25

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 »

Are You Guilty of LASIK Stereotyping?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 01/03/2011 - 11:18

LASIK refers to a group of diverse procedures that involves reshaping the cornea under a flap. Over the years, LASIK has evolved with the introduction of many advances in instrumentation and techniques that have made vision correction safer and more successful. Now we can offer conventional LASIK but also Z-LASIK, CustomVue wavefront-guided LASIK , and… Read More »

What Matters is Results – Lasik & iLASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Tue 12/07/2010 - 11:17

The prospective LASIK patient may be confused about what to ask about before choosing a Refractive surgeon. Most commonly, they make the assumption that LASIK is LASIK, that all technology and providers are more or less equivalent . They then set about choosing their LASIK provider by calling various offices asking about price. Often the… Read More »

Facts are a Difficult Thing to Explain Away

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 09/23/2010 - 11:15

Competitors may make assertions that are opinions eg “we have the best or most precise technology etc.” Our claims are fact-based with clinical studies to back them up. There are less expensive ways to perform LASIK using similar technology but clinical studies prove: The IntraLase laser is the safest way to make the flap (See… Read More »

Does the Type of “Blade-Free” LASIK Really Matter?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 08/08/2010 - 11:15

In the United States there are two main manufacurers of lasers to create LASIK flaps. Consumers may recognize the terms “iLASIK” and “Z-LASIK” as descriptors of a blade-free LASIK procedure and wonder what the difference is. Both lasers boast improvements in flap thickness precision but only the IntraLase has certain safety features that prevent certain… Read More »