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6183 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 210
Carlsbad, California 92011 US
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Excited to be able to see!

From the first consultation Dr Tracy and staff were warm friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. Honestly I didn't even go to any other consultations after meeting with Dr Tracy. The procedure was fast and painless. Healing has been going well so far. Dr Tracy did a really good job of explaining the process and what to expect during this time. First few days were painful...

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Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of California San Diego
    Medical: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institue, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Fellowship: Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

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LASEK involves using alcohol to remove the epithelial layer of the cornea, then putting it back at the end of the procedure. Since the alcohol kills... READ MORE

What Preparations Should Be Made Prior to Having LASIK for Astigmatism?

Astigmatism simply means that your eyes are steeper in one direction than in another. Think of a football (American football). An eye with no... READ MORE

PRK or LASIK? I'm a Minus 8 with Dry Eye.

LASEK vs. PRK is very controversial because the two procedures are so similar. However, LASIK vs. PRK or LASEK is different and just like any other... READ MORE

If I received an eye exam from an Optometrist, would he/she be able to tell I had PRK if I didn't tell them?

No one can tell you had PRK just by examining your eyes. In some cases it may be possible to tell using a corneal topographer (a scan of your cornea),... READ MORE

I have had 4 cornea abrasions since my PRK surgery a year and a half ago. PLEASE HELP !

Using Muro 128 ointment at bedtime plus Muro drops 4 x/day for six months is effective about 90% of the time in eliminating recurrent corneal erosions... READ MORE

Which is safer: PRK or INTRALASE LASIK? I am a candidate for both.

PRK is safer than any other refractive procedure. The advantage to iLASIK is more rapid recovery but at higher risk. READ MORE

Will my dry eyes at least get better or completely go away after lasik? I am six weeks post op.

Dry eyes almost always resolve within six months after LASIK. The most superficial corneal nerves are cut during the formation of the flap, which then... READ MORE

PRK enhancement after LASIK... Almost imperceptible improvement after 4 months

PRK is generally considered the best way to perform enhancements after LASIK, since re-lifting the flap can lead to so many complications. Four months... READ MORE

Why are objects viewed by my left eye narrower than they should be? I see an oval when I look at a ball.

Astigmatism is when the cornea is steeper in one direction than in another, and it causes objects to seem stretched out on that axis. This is most... READ MORE

Lasik or prk?

PRK is safer than LASIK in both the short and the long term, but has a longer recovery. Complications are more common in younger patients like... READ MORE

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