San Francisco Ophthalmologist
111 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
San Francisco, California 94108 US
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Personal Statement

Dr. William Ellis, M.D., F.A.C.S. has dedicated his career to bringing innovative surgical techniques to the restoration of vision.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Consultation Fee

Free. Necessary to schedule appointment. Diagnosis valued at $360 - require 24 hr cancellation


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California
    Medical: MD, Washington University

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgical, Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship: National Heart Institute, National Institute of Health
    Residency: Ophthalmology, Stanford University

Treatments offered at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center / Cosmetic Laser Medical Center

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Lasek, or modified surface ablation , takes less tissue and would be preferable. In standard lasik the corneal flap takes 130 t0 160 microns of tissue... READ MORE

How Soon Can I Go Running After Lasik Eye Surgery?

Running or any other physical activities may result sweating. From that point of view we don't recommend running first two days after the surgery. You... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Fly After Lasik Surgery?

It is fine to fly two days after Lasik if you had your 1-2 days post op visit. Altitude or pressure changes would not affect surgery result. But you... READ MORE

With a Prescription of -10.5, Am I a Candidate for Lasik?

For high myopia it is safer to do PRK procedure, because it requires less tissue from the cornea, because a flap is not being created. The doctor will... READ MORE

Lasik for Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a refractive error like myopia and hyperopia which can be corrected with a Lasik procedure. READ MORE

How Long Does Dry Eye Last After Lasik?

Dry eye symptoms following by refractive surgery are relatively mild. Typically disappear in 3-6 months. However some patients have severe dry eye... READ MORE

When Is It Ok to Rub Eyes After Lasik?

It depends how fast you heal. Normal healing usually takes about two weeks. It is difficult to dislodge the flap two weeks after LASIK. But it is a... READ MORE

Can You Have LASIK Twice?

A second procedure is potentially possible as long as the patient meets the medical requirements needed by the doctor. For example enough prescription... READ MORE

How thin is too thin regarding corneal thickness for one to not qualify for LASIK or PRK?

In most cases it is possible to do PRK surgery but each individual has to be properly evaluated and further tests need to be performed an order to... READ MORE

How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

The cost is based on your individual case since everyone is different. Ones you have an eye exam we would discuss the best procedure for you, the... READ MORE

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