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Lasik Eye Surgery

Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, your everyday life doesn’t have to be limited by your dependence on glasses and contacts. LASIK vision correction can free you from the hassles of glasses and contacts. Imagine what that world will look like with your new set of eyes!

Pioneered by Dr Rozakis

Dr. Rozakis is one of the pioneers of Lasik eye surgery and one of the first to do PRK. 
 
Before there was Lasik, surgery was done without a laser and even without a flap. From images in his book, Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty, we see the history that led to modern day Lasik, shown below.
 
To do modern-day Lasik, Dr. Rozakis built his own laser in 1994. That was a very exciting time. He developed mathematical solutions for nearsightedness, farsightedness, nearsighted astigmatism and farsighted astigmatism. He also developed a strategy to do custom Lasik for which he was awarded a United States patent. 
 
His laser was also able to produce a very unique shape of the cornea that allowed for distance and near vision. This was also patented with Dr. Avalos, the esteemed surgeon who was responsible for the realization that we did not need stitches to secure the flap back onto the eye.  Without Dr. Avalos there would be no Lasik as no one could even dream that stitches were not necessary.
 
In 1998 Dr. Rozakis was voted to receive a prestigious award for his contributions to the development of Lasik by his international colleagues.
 
Dr. Rozakis is currently performing Lasik for Lasik Vision Institute. He provides his services to patients in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Needless to say, he has vast clinical experience and does over 300 cases a month.

Before modern day Lasik a layer of cornea was removed from the eye with a special machine called a keratome.

Next the cornea was stitched back onto the eye.

My friend Bill Avalos MD was responsible for the realization that the cap of cornea did not need to be stitched back onto the eye.  A major discovery!

Before Lasik the eye was cut again as shown in the center.  That second cut created my need to develop a laser to make this “cut” more accurate.

Modern day Lasik involves a flap followed by lasering.  We thought the flap might create a new problem but never did.  Over time laser technology evolved to produce the most accurate treatment.

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