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Smithfield, NC 27577

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What Happens if My Eye Moves during LASIK?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 08/09/2009 - 09:52

A common question asked is “what happens if my eye moves during LASIK?” Obviously, the best results can occur if the treatment is precisely centered on the eye. Iris registration and tracking is a technology in which the LASIK treatment is precisely centered using color markings on the iris to guard against the effects of… Read More »

LASIK after Corneal Transplants

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/26/2009 - 09:51

Can you get LASIK after a corneal transplant? Many patients have high amounts of nearsightedness or astigmatism after a corneal transplant. The disparity between the transplanted eye and the patients other eye may be so great that it can be hard to wear glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, LASIK is the answer. A… Read More »

Crystalens for Cataract Surgery

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/19/2009 - 09:50

Many Raleigh NC area patients consult us for LASIK in an effort to reduce their dependence on glasses.  Occassionally a patient will consult us for LASIK after discovering that their vision is worsening and we discover that they have cataracts.  For them, they can still achieve their goal of eyeglass independence but instead of LASIK… Read More »

Not All Custom LASIK is CustomVue

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/12/2009 - 09:46

Raleigh area LASIK candidates can be confused by advertisements for “custom LASIK”. Patients considering LASIK and who understand that the results of custom LASIK are in general, better than conventional LASIK, may mistakenly believe that all providers who offer custom LASIK are offering the same service. Unfortunately, some providers of wavefront optimized LASIK advertise their procedure… Read More »

Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/05/2009 - 09:45

Contact lenses are impracticle on the battlefield.  Eyeglasses can be scratched, lost or fog up.  Believing that freedom from glasses or contact lenses improves combat readiness, the Department of Defense has established the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program.  LASIK and PRK surgery featuring CustomVue, the exact same technology we utilize at the Laser Eye Center of… Read More »

Vision Stable to 14 Years After Laser Vision Correction

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 07/02/2009 - 09:42

How long will my LASIK last? This is a common question I am asked by patients.  For most patients, the benefits of LASIK may last a lifetime.  Notice that I didn’t say that you will be 20/20 or have perfect vision for a lifetime.  LASIK or PRK does not prevent normal aging changes from occurring. … Read More »

LASIK: Corrective or Cosmetic?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 06/26/2009 - 09:41

Not a week goes by that a patient doesn’t ask me if LASIK vision correction is covered by their medical insurance. Medical plans that pay for refractive surgery are the exception to the rule and there are several plans such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield and VSP that offer significant savings to their participants but all… Read More »

Sorting Through Conflicting LASIK Data

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 06/19/2009 - 09:40

Patients researching LASIK often get bogged down by conflicting data on the success rates or complication rates of the LASIK procedure. I’ll often see success rates published that vary anywhere from 80% to 98%. Likewise the incidence of night driving difficulties after LASIK has been listed to be “as high as 16 percent”. Why the conflicting data? Well, there… Read More »

LASIK Enhancements

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 06/05/2009 - 09:39

In most cases, you can expect a good result following a LASIK procedure. A worldwide study by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery shows that more than 95 percent of the 16 million people who have undergone LASIK surgery are pleased with their new vision. But not everyone will achieve crystal-clear, 20/20 vision… Read More »

Glaucoma and Alzheimer’s Disease

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 05/07/2009 - 09:38

Open-angle glaucoma patients are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease over time, a review of 12 years of Medicare claims found. Researchers presented their findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting recently. To come to their conclusion, the investigators followed a group of glaucoma patients and compared them to… Read More »