Los Angeles Eye Surgeon Dr. Paul Dougherty Performs His 500th Ziemer LDV Lasik Surgery On Southern California Patients

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The First and Only TRUE All Laser LASIK One Step Procedure in California's Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

The Ziemer LDV

Paul Dougherty M.D., one of our country's leading pioneers in advanced vision correction surgery has performed his milestone 500th Ziemer LDV LASIK procedure, commonly known as Z-LASIK – the first ALL LASER LASIK. Dr. Dougherty, Founder and Medical Director of Dougherty Laser Vision, a refractive practice with three offices in Southern California, is the ONLY vision correction specialist to use this breakthrough technique in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.    

The Ziemer LDV, the first true all-laser LASIK instrument, eliminates the need for a dull blade used in traditional “all-laser LASIK” LASIK surgery to open the flap. The Ziemer LDV laser uses tightly focused, low energy spots to create the flap which makes this particular procedure safer and the bed smoother, resulting in less discomfort during the treatment and less inflammation after the treatment. Having acquired the worldwide admiration of his peers and earning the reputation as a "doctor's doctor," Dr. Dougherty travels the globe teaching refractive surgeons this breakthrough technique for the Ziemer Group, the Swiss manufacturer of the LDV laser.

Dr. Dougherty, who is a member of the ophthalmic clinical faculty at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform LASIK and is credited with making Southern California a leading center in advancement of the revolutionary surgery. Dr. Dougherty is also one of the first ophthalmologists in the country to have LASIK performed on his own eyes. "Having had LASIK surgery, I can relate to my patients' concerns," says Dr. Dougherty. "Having reached a milestone so rapidly with Z-LASIK, a considerably less invasive new one-step technique, reflects the most reliable measure of satisfaction with patients which is word-of-mouth."

Dr. Dougherty, who has performed over 30,000 vision correction procedures to date, is one of only 40 surgeons worldwide to serve on the editorial board of the prestigious Journal of Refractive Surgery, the official peer-reviewed refractive surgery specialty journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served as principal investigator on numerous FDA clinical trials with Dougherty Laser Vision being considered a major center for clinical research involving the latest innovations in vision correction surgery. His research findings have been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Dougherty has been featured on numerous high profile media outlets including Oprah, Fox News, NPR and E! Entertainment. His high profile clientele include personalities such as Leeza Gibbons, Dennis Miller and actress Leighton Meester. He is also the author of the upcoming book See for Yourself, a Patient’s Guide to Permanent Vision Correction.

For More information on Dr. Paul Dougherty and the Z-LASIK procedure, please contact:

Rona Menashe
Guttman Associates
310/246-4600 (O)


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