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Smithfield, NC 27577

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You Can Get a Cheaper LASIK, but You Can’t Get a Better LASIK than iLASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/18/2010 - 11:13

Over the years, the LASIK procedure has evolved to become better and safer.  The LASIK procedure still consists of two main steps: 1. creating a flap and 2. reshaping the cornea under the flap.  The ultimate in safety and results in LASIK is iLASIK which is the culmination of improvements in both steps. In the… Read More »

IntraLase Gives You a “Do-Over”

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 07/05/2010 - 11:12

Wouldn’t it be great if everytime things didn’t go exactly right you got a “do-over”. How much higher would your grade point average be if you had an opportunity to take that test over that you didn’t study properly for? How much better would your golf score be if you got to take over that… Read More »

Less Risk of Flap Displacement with IntraLase

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 07/02/2010 - 11:00

One potential risk of the LASIK procedure is a flap complication. You know that the IntraLase procedure is the safest way to create the flap but did you know that the safety benefits extend even after the LASIK procedure has been completed? Here’s why. One potential complication is displacement or “slippage” of the flap, especially… Read More »

Meaningless and Misleading Claims

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 05/22/2010 - 10:59

I read with alarm the totally contrived and misleading claims by some providers of LASIK in North Carolina. One provider claims to have “the best laser in it’s class”? What exactly does that mean? Also, there are the suggestions that some LASIK surgeons are using the same technology as the US Military. The only All-Laser… Read More »

Why Does AMO CustomVue LASIK Cost More?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/02/2010 - 10:58

LASIK vs. AMO Advanced CustomVue LASIK The LASIK procedure involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. Conventional LASIK requires the surgeon to manually type the patient’s eyeglass prescription into the laser. The laser then “imprints” this prescription onto the cornea. While this procedure technically can rid the patient of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, the… Read More »

Z-LASIK is Not IntraLase

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 04/25/2010 - 10:57

Patients are often confused by technical terms and nomenclature related to the LASIK procedures. Many patients are aware that there now exists a technology to create a LASIK flap with a laser rather than a blade. This type of LASIK has been coined “All-Laser LASIK” or “Blade-Free LASIK”. While the potential for a better LASIK… Read More »

LASIK for Military Pilots

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 04/12/2010 - 10:57

Within the Department of Defense a total of 25 warfighter refractive surgery centers (Army: 12, Navy: 7, Air Force: 6) completed more than 312,000 refractive surgery procedures over the past 10 years. Laser vision correction has been allowed for all aspects of military service, including aviation, special operations, and support personnel. It is also approved… Read More »

Understanding IntraLase

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 03/15/2010 - 10:56

The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of a corneal flap. The purpose of the flap is to serve as a protective “lid” underwhich the vision correcting corneal reshaping is accomplished. A laser has always been used to perform the reshaping but until IntraLase, the flap was created with instruments that contained… Read More »

LASIK Now for Summer Fun Later

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/07/2010 - 10:55

Summer for many people means fun in the water.  But swimming and other water activities with contact lenses are contraindicated for safety reasons.  There are no contact lenses approved for use in the water and soft contact lens manufacturers place specific warnings about wearing contact lenses in the water. Contact lens wearers are especially prone… Read More »

Is Laser Eye Surgery Cosmetic?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 02/21/2010 - 10:54

Many people have taken the stance that refractive surgery is cosmetic, similar to a cheek implant, nose job or breast augmentation. The eyes are perfectly fine; a pair of glasses will make everything nice and clear, right? But isn’t this analogous to a patient who needs hearing aids to hear or a cane to walk?… Read More »