In 1989 it was a thrill to be part of the development of an entirely new way of correcting vision. Today, thousands of patients later, I am still thrilled each and every time we help someone achieve their personal vision correction goals by helping them become free of glasses and contacts.
Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) April 17, 2009
LASIK Surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D., Medical Director and Founder of Michelson Laser Vision announced the 20th Anniversary Celebration of his performing laser eye surgery for the laser vision correction of common eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A pioneer in laser vision correction, Michelson was appointed by Summit Technology as the fifth FDA Clinical Investigator in the United States in 1988. He performed his first human eye treatments using the excimer laser in 1989.
"It is just amazing to me that 20 years have passed since I first began performing laser vision correction," said Michelson. "In 1989 it was a thrill to be part of the development of an entirely new way of correcting vision. Today, thousands of patients later, I am still thrilled each and every time we help someone achieve their personal vision correction goals by helping them become free of glasses and contacts."
It is estimated that more than 18 million laser eye surgery procedures, such as LASIK, for vision correction have been performed worldwide. "I have enjoyed being a part of the many advances in LASIK Surgery techniques and technology that have allowed patients to have safe, effective and predictable laser vision correction-and we're not finished yet", said Michelson.
Dr. Michelson added that he continues to see many patients of his early patients who, 15-20 years ago, were in their 30s and 40s at the time of their laser eye surgery and now are of the age where they are developing cataracts and asking about how they can remain independent of glasses after cataract surgery. "As a cornea, refractive and cataract surgeon I am pleased to offer patients advanced technology lens implants that correct both their distance and near vision following cataract surgery. This enables them to continue living the convenient lifestyle they have enjoyed after LASIK," said Michelson.
Michelson of Michelson Laser Vision Inc. and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center P.C. in Birmingham Alabama provides patients with all types of laser vision correction, including LASIK, as well as cataract surgery using advanced technology lens implants to correct astigmatism as well as lens implants that enable patients to minimize or eliminate their need for reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery.
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SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.