Roger Deo, Surgical Coordinator
Roger Deo, MS, COA, with Dr. Kagan since 1998
Nearsighted eye before LASIK
Nearsighted eye after LASIK
VISX STAR Excimer Laser
Laser Vision Correction

Click to see LASIK animation Laser Vision Correction has become one of the fastest growing and popular procedures in the world to correct vision. Little does the average person know that Laser Vision Correction has actually been around for quite some time. While the advent of more affordable, smaller, and efficient lasers has sky rocketed the procedure to worldwide acclaim, the principles of laser vision correction has been around for well over thirty years. It is a safe and proven method that has given millions of people the ability to see without glasses or contact lenses.

In the beginning, the cornea was reshaped by actually cutting into the tissue. This provided good visual correction, however there were higher risks of corneal scarring. With the introduction of lasers, the same method of shaving tissue was achieved, but with much less scarring to the cornea. This resulted in cleaner, clearer visual correction. Since then, there have been many variations of the procedure. You may be familiar with Radial Keratotomy, LASIK and LASEK. These are all offshoots of the work that pioneering physicians began some thirty years ago. For the most part they all achieve the same end, just by using different techniques. Each technique offers distinct advantages depending on the type of eye you have. The type of procedure the surgeon selects to use is critical.

Choosing Your Surgeon

Even more critical is your choice of surgeons. By the time you have come to our Website, you probably already know a great deal about Laser Vision Correction. With the Internet, the most advanced publications are available at your fingertips, for you to review and make an educated decision as to whether or not you may want to have your vision corrected. Your main focus now is to find a surgeon you can feel comfortable with and trust your eyes to. You want the surgeon to explain the choices to you, and how he plans to tailor your surgery for optimal results. You need to feel that the surgeon has complete confidence in his skill to correct your vision. Most importantly of all however, you need to know that your surgeon is going to be with you every step of the way, from consultation, to post-op.

If this is the case, then Dr. Kagan is definitely the right choice for you. We will not attempt to give you in-depth information about Laser Vision Correction and your choices for it via the Website. We would prefer you to come in for a face to face, or at the very least, a telephone consult with our Surgical Coordinator. We do however, right now, pledge to you the following:

  1. Dr. Kagan will review with you all the risks, benefits, alternatives and complications of the procedure.

  2. Dr. Kagan will give you a thorough medical eye examination to qualify you for the surgery.

  3. Dr. Kagan will counsel you on your expectations for the surgery.

  4. Dr. Kagan will thoroughly answer all your questions regarding the surgery.

  5. Dr. Kagan will be the ONLY one who will qualify, perform, and manage the care of your surgery.

Please feel free to contact us with any other information you need or to schedule an appointment.

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