Chicago Ophthalmologist
875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1550
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars LASIK

So Glad I Had Laser and Went to Dr. Golden! - Chicago, IL

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

Ultimate LASIK Professional

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

Eye Exam

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!

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Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Chicago, 1977
    Graduate: Pre-Doctoral MS in Ophthalmology, 1978
    Medical: MD, Saint Louis University, 1984
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
    Residency: Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University

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Is 63 Too Old and is It Safe to Get LASIK? (photo)

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

Post Lasik Reduced Quality of Vision in One Eye and Perfect Vision in the Other?

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

3D Laser Lasik Eye Surgery with a High Myopia and High Astigmatism, How Long does it Take to Heal?

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

LASIK 1 week post op. Are my vision issues, dryness normal?

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

Lasik for Astigmatism?

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

I'm 20/400 Both Eyes I Think and Have Lazy Eyes. Is LASIK Right for Me? (photo)

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

Is It Ok to Rub Eyes after One Month of Lasik?

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

Lazy Eye and LASIK?

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

Am I a LASIK Candidate?

Anyone who finds that they need glasses or contact lenses for clear vision are potential candidates for LASIK. Many people with your prescription wear... READ MORE

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