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Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Michigan, 1983
    Medical: Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: William Beaumont Hospital
    Residency: Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute
    Fellowship: Glaucoma and Complicated Cataracts at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco

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10 Myths About LASIK That You Probably Didn't Know

FACT VS. FICTION – Top 10 LASIK Myths and the Truths Behind ThemIt can be hard to know where to turn for information about laser vision correction. In the recent past, the media has been peppered with conflicting stories about this procedure. As a result, a lot of myths about the surgery have developed. Below, we will address some of the most common myths about LASIK. Fiction: LASIK is not real surgery.Fact: LASIK is surgery and should be treated as such. With proper care, it is not a...

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Is there any surgery that can change my eye color?

A company called Stroma Medical in Southern California is researching a new laser treatment intended to change eye color. Specifically, their... READ MORE

I'd like to know how the laser treatment that changes eye color permanently is different from implants? Are there similar risks?

Stroma Medical is a medical device startup in Southern California. They are working on a laser to change eye color by altering the pigment in the iris... READ MORE

Is SMILE as accurate and safe as LASIK?

ReLEx is a femtosecond laser surgery for myopia and astigmatism, in which a small incision made in the cornea using a laser, and the same laser... READ MORE


You fail to mention what your prescription is, which is a key measurement. Without this it is not possible to tell if you are a candidate for LASIK,... READ MORE

I never had issues with my eyes hurting. After PRK on 01/28/15, still experiencing experience burning, blurriness and dryness.

It is likely that the burning and blurriness you are experiencing is from dryness, which is a frequent side effect of LASIK and PRK (more common with... READ MORE

What would be a suggestion for a surgical procedure? ICL or LASIK?

If you are extremely farsighted, you might want to consider a procedure called Refractive Lens Exchange. This procedure is similar to cataract... READ MORE

LASIK: What is a Schirmer's test?

A Schirmer’s test is used to measure the amount of tears your eyes produce. It involves placing a small strip of filter paper against the lower part o... READ MORE

Is my blurry peripheral vision permanent?

Peripheral vision is typically a function of the quality of your retinas, not your corneas. This should not be affected during LASIK. Generalized... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for Trans-PRK/ LASIK ?

Your prescription falls well within what can be treated with a surface ablation such as PRK/LASEK. Your corneal thickness is less than normal but... READ MORE

I had Lasik 8 months ago with a -5.75 SPH. now I have a -1.0 CYL (astigmatism). I still see star bursting. Is this normal?

Your vision (and side effects) are most likely stable this long after LASIK. If your glasses correct the starburst, then the astigmatism is causing... READ MORE

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