Providing safe and effective refractive surgery is our goal. We are more conservative than many refractive surgeons and, therefore, will not offer you the surgery if you are not a good candidate
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2009
Trusted LASIK Surgeons announced today that Walter J. Stark, M.D., of the Wilmer Laser Vision Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland is listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory, an informational resource for consumers looking to improve their vision through laser eye surgery or another refractive eye surgery procedure. Dr. Stark's practice primarily serves patients seeking improve uncorrected visual acuity through LASIK and laser eye surgery in Baltimore, Arlington, Columbia, Rockville and Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. Stark also treats patients seeking LASIK and other vision correction procedures throughout Maryland, as well as surrounding states and international countries.
Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory endeavors to list only those LASIK eye surgeons who are among the best in the United States. To accomplish this, Trusted LASIK Surgeons screens each eye surgeon based on experience, premier patient care, and professional credentials. Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates that Dr. Stark's outstanding professional credentials place him among the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.
The most significant professional qualifications that set Dr. Stark apart from the majority of LASIK eye surgeons in the United States are based on his extensive research, teaching and consulting expertise. Dr. Stark serves as a Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Stark-Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases of The Wilmer Eye Institute Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, which is repeatedly ranked as the top eye care center in the nation in surveys by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. He has served as a principal investigator for 1 FDA study for vision correction lasers, has written 10 textbook chapters and textbooks, and has published over 400 scientific articles for major peer-reviewed eye journals. In addition, he serves in an editorial capacity for Ophthalmology Times and Ophthalmology World News. Dr. Stark has made over 400 presentations at major eye meetings throughout the world. He was the former chairman and is currently a consultant for the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Ophthalmologic Devices Panel. He is also a consultant for the National Eye Institute, as well as many organizations dedicated to improving vision, including the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland, Tissue Eye Banks International, Project ORBIS, and the National Foundation for Eye Research among others. His considerable contributions to the field of refractive eye surgery have earned him the respect of his peers throughout the world.
In the course of helping patients improve their vision, Dr. Stark has performed thousands of LASIK eye surgery and laser vision correction procedures. With over 18 years of experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK, as well as in other refractive surgery procedures such lens implants, Dr. Stark has the proven know-how to provide patients with the best care available.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, this highly qualified LASIK eye surgeon is an active member of many professional organizations. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he has served for several years as the Chairman of the Committee for Research and Regulatory Agencies and the Chairman for the Committee for Ophthalmic Technology Development, has honored him with an Achievement Award, a Life Achievement Honor Award, the Binkhorst Medal Lectureship and a Senior Honor Award. In addition, Dr. Stark is a member of the American Medical Association, the Cornea Society (formerly the Castroviejo Society), the International Society for Contact Lens Research, the Microbiology and Immunology Group, Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Eye Study Club. Locally, he is a member of the Maryland Ophthalmological Society.
Dr. Stark's practice at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins provides state-of-the-art patient care, including use of the IntraLase system for "All-Laser" or "Bladeless" LASIK, Wavefront Based ("Custom") LASIK and PRK, and the iLASIK procedure, which includes WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments. Dr. Stark treats a full range of vision problems including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (blurred vision), and presbyopia. Dr. Stark offers not just LASIK and PRK (laser eye surgery procedures), but other procedures like RLE/CLE (lens implants), phakic implants, limbal relaxing incisions, and cataract lens implants procedures to ensure patients have a complete range of options when it comes to choosing the right procedure to improve their vision. Other eye doctors and eye surgeons commonly seek Dr. Stark to perform their LASIK or other refractive surgery procedure. In addition, new patients who have suffered problems from a LASIK eye surgery or another vision correction procedure performed by another surgeon regularly seek Dr. Stark to manage and treat their problems.
Dr. Stark's most treasured honor was the dedication of the Walter J. Stark, M.D. and Margaret C. Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases. Margaret Mosher, his long-time patient and friend, made the Center possible through her generous donation. In addition, he has been recognized as one of Baltimore's "Top Doctors" by Baltimore magazine and one of Washington D.C. "Top Doctors" by Washingtonian magazine.
"Dr. Stark was among the first group of refractive eye surgeons in the world to perform Excimer laser surgery when he was the principle investigator for the VISX FDA Phototherapeutic study in the early 1990's," said James J. Salz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trusted LASIK Surgeons. "He has made major contributions to the field of Excimer laser surgery and cataract surgery techniques through hundreds publications and lectures throughout the world. We are honored to have him as a member of the Trusted Lasik Surgeons Directory."
"Providing safe and effective refractive surgery is our goal. We are more conservative than many refractive surgeons and, therefore, will not offer you the surgery if you are not a good candidate," said Walter Stark, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Stark-Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases of The Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
To learn more about Dr. Stark's refractive surgery practice, please visit Baltimore, MD, LASIK eye surgeon Walter J. Stark, M.D. at Wilmer Eye Institute
For more on why consumers should consider surgeons listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory for their vision correction needs, please visit: Why choose a Surgeons from the Trusted LASIK Surgeon's Directory
The screening process and standards used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons are located at How Are LASIK Surgeons Qualified at Trusted LASIK Surgeons?
To find a highly accomplished LASIK and refractive specialist in your local area who has been qualified and listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory, please visit Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory
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About Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc.
Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc. (Trusted LASIK Surgeons) is a premier LASIK, laser eye surgery, and refractive eye surgery directory service whose primary mission is to assist consumers in finding the best and most qualified LASIK and vision correction surgeons in their local area in the United States. To accomplish this, Trusted LASIK Surgeons uses a unique screening process where each prospective LASIK eye surgeon must meet the minimum required qualifications set by Trusted LASIK Surgeons. These qualifications for these doctors are based on experience (not just in LASIK but complete refractive care), research (including FDA approval studies for manufacturers and academic appointments at major universities), publications and lectures (to their peers, not to the public via infomercials) and patient care standards (treating other eye professionals and managing complications from patients first operated on by someone else). All refractive eye surgeons listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons have qualified, been accepted, and have subscribed to our services. For more information on why we believe consumers interested in LASIK should consider an eye surgeon listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeon's directory, please visit our website at http://www.TrustedLASIKSurgeons.com.
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The Wilmer Laser Vision Center
The Wilmer Eye Institute has been performing laser vision correction since the early 1990's and has performed thousands of surgeries to date. Our facilities are state-of-the-art with the most technically advanced equipment designed to make your procedure as safe and efficient as possible. The Wilmer Laser Vision Center utilizes the iLASIK system which includes the VISX WaveScan Wavefront(tm) System, IntraLase FS(tm) Femtosecond Laser, and the VISX STAR S4 IR(tm) Excimer Laser for our laser vision correction procedures. Our laser vision correction surgeons are members of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory. The Wilmer Eye Institute is repeatedly ranked as the top eye care center in the nation in surveys by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. The Wilmer Eye Institute has been a leader in laser vision care and has developed some of the earliest lasers for vision care and pioneered laser removal of corneal scars and laser treatment for corneal diseases. The Wilmer Eye Institute participated in the first clinical trials of laser correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and wavefront technology and continues to participate in clinical trials for approvals of new advanced excimer laser software and technology. Wilmer is helping to develop the next generation of laser vision correction procedures. The laser surgeons at The Wilmer Laser Vision Center are full-time faculty members of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye Institute and are highly trained cornea experts who can help you to understand laser vision correction and its impact on your long-term vision health. The Wilmer Eye Institute trains more eye experts, are entrusted to perform more eye research than any other center and have contributed to amazing advances in eye care. For more information about the Wilmer Laser Vision Center, please visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/lasik.
The Wilmer Laser Vision Center at Green Spring Station
10753 Falls Road, Pavilion II, Suite 455
Lutherville, MD 21093
The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD, 21287
phone: (410) 955-5490
fax: (410) 614-9172
About Wilmer Eye Institute
The Wilmer Eye Institute has long been recognized for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked by their peers as among the finest internationally, with a specially trained and highly experienced team of nurses cited by patients for their knowledge, responsiveness, and sensitivity. Working together, they have established and refined a flexible approach for delivering state-of-the-art ophthalmic care - and created the Wilmer Eye Care Pavilion as the optimal setting for that approach. We welcome you to visit us. For more information about the Wilmer Eye Institute, please visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer.
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