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Experts Listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons Bring Peers Up to Date on Vision Correction and Cataract Surgery at Annual AAO Meeting
Date:11/19/2009

J. Salz, MD, "one of the many highlights of the AAO meeting regarding LASIK was the continued development in femtosecond lasers for the creation of LASIK flaps. There are now at least three companies offering these lasers and they are faster and more reliable than ever and this allows for safer procedures for patients. The conference also emphasized the widespread adoption of corneal cross linking for treatment of keratoconus and post LASIK ectasea. Also significant was the presentation at an AAO press conference by Dr. Buddy Culberston, a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami, concerning advances in cataract surgery. Dr. Culbertson spoke about the next advancement in cataract surgery involving the femtosecond laser. This is the same type of laser used by LASIK eye surgeons to make LASIK flaps," added Dr. Salz. "Dr. Culbertson showed videos of the laser making precise incisions into the eye for the entry wound and for correcting astigmatism with limbal relaxing incisions, as well as perfectly formed openings into the anterior cataract surface (capsulorexhis) and softening of the hard central core of the cataract (nucleus) to make its removal easier. The lasers used for this procedure are not yet available in the United States but they are being tested by three U.S. based companies on patients outside the U.S. Hopefully, it will be approved for cataract surgery soon. Since most, of the LASIK surgeons in our directory also perform cataract surgery and are already familiar with the femtosecond laser for LASIK, consumers can find an expert cataract surgeon in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory who will be informed about this new advanced cataract technique."

The refractive eye surgeons listed and profiled in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory are among the most experienced LASIK and refractive surgeons. Our directory includes many of the true pioneers in vision correction surgery, not just in LASIK eye surgery, bu
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