Miami Ophthalmologist
8940 North Kendall Drive, Baptist Medical Arts Building Suite 400-E
Miami, Florida 33176 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dartmouth College

    Medical School:
    University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute

    Cornea and Refractive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Treatments offered at Center For Excellence in Eye Care

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LASEK Follow Ups for Out of Town Patients

This is an excellent question.  The key issue is to make sure that you work with a local doctor that would be happy to see you for postop visits.... READ MORE

Concern with Daytime Glare 6 Weeks Post IntraLasik

Dr. Dishler is correct.  The most common reason for daytime glare is residual refractive error.  That is - there may still be some mild... READ MORE

PRK or Intacs for -5 Myopia?

Thank you for your question. I perform both PRK and Intacs. However - the quality of vision is better with PRK, and I would highly recommend PRK... READ MORE

My corneal thickness is 490 micron and I have -9.00d myopia. Which refractive surgery is possible for me? (Photo)

With your level of myopia and cornea thickness, LASIK is not an option, as there is not enough room to create a LASIK flap and the treat your cornea... READ MORE

Is PRK Surgery for Fine-tuning After Cataract Surgery Covered As Part of Cataract Surgery?

Medical insurance does not cover laser vision correction, no matter what the reason. They do not cover PRK even in patients who have had corneal... READ MORE

Is PRK Better Than Lasik Since PRK Has No Cutting?

Both PRK and LASIK work well to correct patients' vision, and the results with both procedures are similar at 3 months. With LASIK, the visual... READ MORE

Should I Have Lasik to Correct -3.00 to 20/20 ?

From the numbers that you have presented - both LASIK and surface ablation are appropriate procedure options for you. The advantage of LASIK is faster... READ MORE

Should I Have Lasik to Correct to 20/20 ?

Both surface ablation and LASIK are appropriate options based on your initial description of your condition. However, a complete exam including... READ MORE

PRK Instead Of LASIK For Thick Cornea? What Is The Healing Time?

1. We do not know your level of myopia. If you have a low amount of myopia - you can have PRK and later on return for an enhancement. However - if you... READ MORE

LASIK and Sensivity to Contact Lenses

First - you can have LASIK if you see an eye care specialist - and identify and treat any underlying dry eye.  This is the most common reason for... READ MORE

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