Who are the best Lasik surgeons?

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Postby aspenice » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:02 am

When will the PM be up again?
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Postby DryEye » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:26 pm

I'd like to see someone make up a list and allow for user (patient) commentary. I'm sure the ones you are thinking of are great doctors, but I never came across them (California docs) in conversations nor in industry publications during research. There were literally a small amount who have a known industry reputation among doctors and patients for taking care of lasik problems.
JPD - We should converse further one day about this topic
I'm sure we could learn from one another & further research this topic -
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Postby JPD » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:08 am

DryEye wrote:I'm sure we could learn from one another & further research this topic -


Yes, we probably could. I know of one, who's tops on my list, who as part of his regular practice has a "Complications repair clinic", and the doctor mentioned in the earlier posts (Edited by Glenn to Dr. C) is also know for repairing many other doctors mistakes. Both of these guys are top docs in the country.

If you're looking for Lasik docs who ONLY fix complications, and do nothing else, then I would have to agree, that would be pretty hard to find. Most of the one's who fix other doctors mistakes mainly do first time refractive surgeries. However, these guys (like the ones I mentioned) are so skilled and also have so much experience treating other doctors patients that they are essentially experts at repairing complications in addition to there regular patients.

Along the same lines, I've heard you refer to this guy in Kansas City for several months. He sounds excellent. If you've found a guy that good, then there isn't really much need to looks elsewhere, correct? So, why haven't you gone to see him yet and when do you plan on going?
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Postby DryEye » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:17 am

My schedule has been busy of late and I want to have ample time when I do an enhancement. The first time around was not easy. Plus, my eyes are still dry albeit less than the first 6 months. (currently month 14 for me)
I do plan on going to him and using him if and when I decide to do it. I already saw him once and just need to find the time to go back and see him.
It's always good to hear others viewpoints on this site about the subject.
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Postby JPD » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:29 am

DryEye wrote:I already saw him once and just need to find the time to go back and see him.


That's good, I didn't realize you had been examined by him already. So did he tell you for sure exactly what's wrong with you, and can it be fixed? I'm also curious what are the problems you are having?
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Postby DryEye » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:48 am

Residual astigmatism, HOA's some hyperopia. microstriae
The original surgeon thought I was just visually sensitive (post lasik)
Goes to show you one has to go to the best in order to get proper answers & more than not - results
And, read this website
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Postby JPD » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:49 am

DryEye wrote:HOA's


Did he tell you this was correctable? I've read mixed information regarding this. Some things I read say they can be reduced with wavefront, while other things I read say HOA's always increase no matter what, but wavefront minimizes the increase. I don't know what to believe, maybe it's a case by case bases.

What symptoms are the elevated HOA's causing?
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Postby DryEye » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:12 am

Starbursts, halos, blurry vision, ghosted green traffic lights, inconsistent vision (wavy/stroby in dark middle of night or early a.m. at times) some other weird visual stuff I never had to deal with prior to lasik
He said he was encouraged and sounded like it was fixable.
He is one of the best i have read about and many other docs mention his name
I had customvue the first time and apparently custom is the answer again -
If things get worse visually I'll probably have to do it since they say contacts won;t take care of all the visual stuff (HOA's, etc)
I think the first go around just didn't get all the astigmatism and created some HOA's
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Postby JPD » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:18 am

DryEye wrote:Starbursts, halos, blurry vision, ghosted green traffic lights, inconsistent vision (wavy/stroby in dark middle of night or early a.m. at times) some other weird visual stuff I never had to deal with prior to lasik
He said he was encouraged and sounded like it was fixable.


Did he diagnose all your problems through a wavefront exam, or some other methods? I know you've mentioned also having a post lasik dry eye problem. Did he ever comment on possibility of that being at least a partial cause of your problems? Over the past 14 months have you noticed any improvements in your symptoms which seemed to coincide with an improvement in your dry eye?

Sorry, I'm full of questions tonight.
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Postby DryEye » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:38 pm

I do see better when I insert tears and still use tears, but none of the docs I have seen thought that that was the main reason for me not seeing well.
He has tons of machines that he puts one through - Between him and the others (corneal specialists) I have seen I have had various tests done (OptoMaps, Orbscans, Topographies, WaveFronts, Zywaves, Tomey, PentaCam, Alcons wavefront, yellow dye test, etc)
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Postby DaveS » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:41 am

JPD -- I am in the middle of having a bad outcome from Epi-Lasik and am looking for a solution. The surgery was seven months ago, so I think the condition is pretty stable at this point. Would you mind e-mailing the info for Dr. C?

Thanks!
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Postby beingbobbyorr » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:59 am

JPD wrote:
aspenice wrote:can you tell me who would be your top 5 please. I really need to find out so when i go for a 2nd opinion I am ready.

Thanks


I would like to post them here, but we're not allowed to use names on this site. I would need some way to contact you personally. I didn't realize the PM option was disabled. You'll do very well with the doctor you mentioned. You won't find anyone much better then him.


Can we talk about doctors using initials? ... and cities/states where they practice?
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Postby bada5150 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:50 pm

Any recommendations in minneapolis area? Please help. I just don't want to go see any doctor. If you can recommend one in minneapolis, that would be great.
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Postby floatanddry » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:36 pm

Bada,

I don't know about that area. However, you may want to post this request on the eye care forum on medhelp.org. They are very good about giving recommendations on doctors in different areas.

FD
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Postby bada5150 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:53 pm

What does HOA do? I am not really understanding them.
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