Raleigh LASIK Eye Surgeon to Present in Abu Dhabi

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Leading Raleigh area LASIK surgeon Dr. Dean Dornic, medical director of the Laser Eye Center of Carolina has been invited to present at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Dornic will be presenting his findings on the ability to reduce LASIK complications by using customized laser flaps that can be produced with a new model eye laser.

Leading Raleigh area LASIK surgeon Dr. Dean Dornic, medical director of the Laser Eye Center of Carolina has been invited to present at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The World Ophthalmology Congress is the longest running international medical meeting and is sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology. The meeting takes place in various cities worldwide on a yearly basis. This year's meeting is being hosted by the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology and takes place February 16-20, 2012 in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Dornic will be presenting his findings on the ability to prevent LASIK complications by using customized laser flaps. Dornic's clinic recently purchased a new model IntraLase laser that allows for the production of complex beveled flap edges. “These beveled edges cause the flap to fit more snugly making the flap more resistant to dislocation and trauma,” said Dornic. Dornic's center is currently the only facility in North Carolina to have the iFS model of IntraLase laser that can create the type of LASIK flaps described in his paper.

The IntraLase laser has already revolutionized the LASIK procedure by making vision correction surgery safer. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that the complex flap edges created by the newer model of IntraLase laser increases flap adhesion but this is the first study to show conclusively that these customized flaps reduced the incidence of complications below that of other laser flaps in a real world situation according to Dornic.
Dr. Dornic has lectured at several national and international meetings but this is his first time to lecture in the middle east. "I’m very excited to be able to share my findings at such a prestigious meeting and look forward to the opportunity to present these important findings to a worldwide audience of distinguished ophthalmologists,” said Dornic.

About Dr. Dean Dornic
Dr. Dornic has been performing LASIK eye surgery at the Laser Eye Center of Carolina in Cary, NC since 1998. Early on Dornic recognized the improved safety and precision that a blade-free LASIK could bring. He is the first Raleigh area ophthalmologist to perform LASIK using blade-free IntraLase technology. Worldwide over 32 million LASIK procedures have now been performed and it is estimated that more than half of the procedures performed in the United States are done with IntraLase. The all-laser IntraLase technology has been extensively studied by the Department of Defense and is now approved by all branches of the military and NASA.

As an expert in ophthalmology, Dornic has been involved with FDA studies and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has written several articles and authored a book on ophthalmology. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and recently was named one of 15 Leaders in Laser Eye Surgery by Newsweek magazine. Dr. Dornic also serves as an expert on the medical informational websites “HealthTap.com” and "AskLASIKDocs.com". Dr. Dornic’s practice offers comprehensive vision correction services including cataract and implant surgery in addition to LASIK. For more information on Dr. Dornic and Laser Eye Center of Carolina, visit http://www.visionauthorities.com.

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