Mark Golden, MD
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RealSelf community says"I am so happy that I can finally see without having to consistently carry around my glasses and take them off and put them back on." "After attending my annual eye exam I walked away with wearing contacts for the very first time!"
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5 out of 5 stars LASIK
Referral through insurance. Absolutely worth it. The staff was very friendly, and Dr. Golden was extremely knowledgable and helped me with all of my questions. The surgery went without any complications, and I received excellent follow up care. I had a lot of questions and fears, and they were met with care, expertise, and compassion. My eyesight is better than 20/20, and having this surgery has completely changed my life. I do and would recommend Dr. Golden to everyone.
5 out of 5 stars LASIK
I've worn glasses for years and contacts felt dry and gritty. Interested in LASIK, I met with Dr. Golden, who immediately puts you at ease and answers every question and concern you may have, even if you're like me and forget to ask something until after I leave the office. Dr. Mark is very professional and a master at making you feel comfortable during the procedure. I was surprised the actual LASIK surgery only lasted a few minutes per eye. Dr. Mark explains everything he is doing while he is doing it, and you know you are in safe and knowledgeable hands. It is such a thrill to go back for the follow up exams to "see" the results! No glasses! I've recommended Dr. Golden to everyone interested in LASIK.
5 out of 5 stars Laser Eye Surgery
After attending my annual eye exam I walked away with wearing contacts for the very first time! I am so happy that I can finally see without having to consistently carry around my glasses and take them off and put them back on. I am now considering what life will be like if I happen to get LASIK. Dr. Golden is not only very knowledgeable but also honest. His professionalism made me feel comfortable and I am looking forward to the next steps!
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of Chicago, 1977
Graduate: Pre-Doctoral MS in Ophthalmology, 1978
Medical: MD, Saint Louis University, 1984
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
Residency: Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University
Treatments offered at Doctors For Visual Freedom
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There is no absolute age limit for LASIK, but early cataract surgery may be a better option for some. The oldest person that I have performed LASIK... READ MORE
The reasons for less than perfect vision after LASIK are many including the possible need for an enhancement, dryness of the eye and flap wrinkes to... READ MORE
Most people have excellent vision by the next day with LASIK. If there is a problem with healing it could be a few days longer. It concerns me that... READ MORE
The symptoms that you are describing sound completely normal for a one week postoperative course. Dryness is usual after LASIK and that causes... READ MORE
Patients with large amounts of astigmatism are some of the happiest LASIK patients that I treat. My wife had about 5 diopters of astigmatism when I... READ MORE
Lazy eyes are sometimes thought of when the eyes are not aligned correctly such as when they cross or look out. Lazy eyes can also be known as... READ MORE
It is never a good idea to rub your eyes. Hands tend to be dirty and it can be easy to transmit the germs from your hand to your eyes. Also... READ MORE
I don't operate on individuals with good correctable vision in only one eye. Some people have a lazy eye because one eye is substantially more... READ MORE
Lasek Enhancement to Correct -0.75 3 Years After Intital Lasek Treatment - is the Benefit Worth the Risk?
LASEK is a form of Advanced Surface Ablation also known as PRK. In general it is somewhat safer than LASIK because no flap is made. The downside is... READ MORE
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