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LASIK Eye Surgery for Emergency Workers

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 02/07/2010 - 10:53

Concerned about being able to see, has had an increase in emergency personnel having the lasik surgery procedure done. Usually they will choose the Lasik with IntraLase Method. While LASIK has always been a safe and effective procedure, the IntraLase Method offers patients the benefits of LASIK without the blade. With its enhanced safety profile… Read More »

Patient Satisfaction with LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 12/27/2009 - 10:52

Patient satisfaction after LASIK remains consistently high but no medical procedure has a satisfaction rate of 100%. Why are so many patients delighted with their results and others disappointed? Obviously there exists a group of patients who have had had unanticipated complications but this is fairly rare. One of the more common reasons may be… Read More »

When LASIK is Not an Option

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 12/20/2009 - 10:51

As most patients know, LASIK is not an excellent option for everyone. Some patients may not be ideal candidates because their prescription is outside recommended limits, their corneas may be too thin or their may simply be a better procedure for their particular visual problem. Many Raleigh NC area patients have consulted us after finding… Read More »

The LASIK “Lifetime” Guarantee

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 11/27/2009 - 10:50

Is LASIK with a lifetime warranty worth it? If you are contemplating a vision correction procedure, you might be tempted by LASIK centers offering a “lifetime guarantee.” But before you bite, consider that such “guarantees” are not always what they seem. The lifetime guarantee often comes with strings, severe restrictions and undisclosed costs. What’s the… Read More »

Why a “LASIK-Only” Center Isn’t Always Best

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 11/22/2009 - 10:50

So you’re ready to free yourself from your dependence on glasses or contacts. What’s the next step? Call a LASIK center? Think again! A center that performs LASIK-only may not offer the procedure that is right for you. For some patients, implantable contacts, CK or refractive lens exchange may be the best option. A LASIK-only… Read More »

Hate Bifocals? See Us for Options

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 10/18/2009 - 10:49

When the cause of your eyeglass dependence is nearsightedness, the vision correction options are pretty straight-forward. When there is a need for reading glasses or bifocals, solutions can be more complicated. Most people develop a condition called presbyopia as they approach age 40. Presbyopia is the inability of the eye to focus at all distances,… Read More »

Trust but Verify – LASIK Eye Surgery

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 10/10/2009 - 10:48

There are a lot of claims out there by LASIK providers. Of course everyone claims to be the best or offer the best technology. Most of the time, claims about results or number of procedures are completely unsubstantiated making it difficult to compare. If having the highest percentage of 20/20 is your yardstick for success,… Read More »

iLASIK vs zLASIK: Which is Better?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 10/04/2009 - 10:46

iLASIK Overiew The first all-laser LASIK procedure made use of the IntraLase laser to make the flap rather than a blade. When the IntraLase laser is combined with AMO VISX’s proprietary CustomVue wavefront-guided treatment, the resulting procedure is termed “iLASIK.” The IntraLase laser has gone through several upgrades since it was first developed to improve… Read More »

A Second Chance at Better Vision

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 09/27/2009 - 10:45

Some patients who have had vision correction procedures such as RK or LASIK in the past may find that there vision or vision needs have changed. Even cataract patients may wish to gain more independence from glasses. A not uncommon situation is a patient who seeks us out after having cataract surgery, corneal transplant, RK… Read More »

There is a Difference Between LASIK Technologies

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 08/16/2009 - 09:53

Patients are often confused about the different technologies available. Information available on the web and by LASIK providers can be tainted by commercial bias. The US military is in the unique position to evaluate the different LASIK technologies that are commercially available and their flight surgeons are completely free of monetary incentives. Military flight surgeons… Read More »