Strathmore's Who's Who
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 22, 2008
Trusted LASIK Surgeons announced today that Dr. Randy Epstein of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. (Chicago Cornea Consultants) has joined the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory, an informational resource for people looking for the best vision correction treatment in their local area. Dr. Epstein's practice is accessible to patients in the entire metropolitan area, with offices in Chicago, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Trusted LASIK Surgeons screens each surgeon in its directory by experience, premier patient care, and professional credentials and estimate that Dr. Epstein's superior accomplishments and experience place him among the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.
Among the many qualifications that distinguish Dr. Randy Epstein from the vast majority of other LASIK Surgeons throughout the United States are his research, teaching, and dedicated service to advancing eye care. Over the course of his 20 years of experience in LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures, Dr. Epstein has been an investigator in numerous FDA studies for approval of lasers and other ophthalmic products. He has a faculty appointment as a Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His contributions to research and teaching include 39 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 7 textbook chapters, editing 2 textbooks, as well as over 80 lectures on research topics at major eye organizational meetings. In addition, Dr. Epstein serves on the editorial board of the journal "Cornea" and is a reviewer of research articles published in over 12 major journals on ophthalmology.
During his professional career, over 40,000 people have sought Dr. Epstein's expertise for treatment of their nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (blurred vision), and presbyopia (reading difficulties). His practice at Chicago Cornea Consultants provides premier patient care, including: (a) use of IntraLase system for "All-Laser" or "Bladeless" LASIK, (b) use of Wavefront Based ("Custom") LASIK and PRK, and (c) iLASIK procedure, which includes WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, patients have a full range of options beyond laser vision surgery procedures like LASIK and PRK, including RLE/CLE (lens implants), Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), phakic implants, limbal relaxing incisions, and cataract lens implant procedures. Dr. Epstein routinely treats patients who have complications from previous surgery done elsewhere. He has frequently been selected to perform LASIK and other surgical procedures on his fellow eye doctors and their family members
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, this highly qualified LASIK surgeon is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which has awarded him with both the Honor and Senior Achievement Awards, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and highly specialized professional organizations like Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group and the Cornea Society. Locally, he is a member of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, the Chicago Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Cornea Association. Nowhere is Dr. Epstein's dedication to advancing eye care more evident than in his commitment and service to local and national charities like the National Keratoconus Foundation, EyeCare America, the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, and the Illinois Eye Bank where he serves on the advisory board in addition to volunteering.
Supplementing the accolades from his peers, Dr. Epstein has been consistently recognized both locally and nationally as a top doctor. He has been named one of the "Best Doctors", "Chicago's Top Doctors" in Chicago Magazine, "America's Top Physicians" by Consumers Research Council of America, and the areas "Top Doctors" by Chicago Consumers Checkbook: Area's Top Doctors. Dr. Epstein has also been listed in "Marquis Who's Who" and "Strathmore's Who's Who".
"Dr. Epstein has been involved in the development of laser vision correction for the past 20 years and frequently lectures to other LASIK surgeons about new techniques in refractive surgery," stated James J. Salz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trusted LASIK Surgeons. "Dr. Epstein was one of the first surgeons to publish on the use of mitomycin C to reduce the risk of scarring in high-risk PRK surgery, which has helped thousands of patients with complicated problems to achieve superior results. We are thrilled to have a leading researcher and expert surgeon of his caliber joining our Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory."
"I am very honored to have been selected to be join the Trusted LASIK Surgeons group by my peers, mentors, and role models in refractive surgery" said Randy Epstein, M.D., CEO of Chicago Cornea Consultants. "It is truly humbling to be a part of this esteemed group of refractive surgeons. As was pointed out in the recent FDA hearings on LASIK, nothing is more important to prospective patients than selecting a surgeon with the proven experience to properly evaluate and treat their particular vision problems."
For more on why consumers should consider surgeons listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory for their vision correction needs, please visit http://www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com/why_use_a_trusted_lasik_surgeon.htm
The screening process and standards used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons are located at http://www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com/how_are_lasik_surgeons_qualified_at_tls.htm
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: http://www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com/find_a_lasik_eye_surgeon.htm
Source: Trusted LASIK Surgeons
About Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc.:
Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc. (Trusted LASIK Surgeons) is a premier LASIK and refractive 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 surgeon must meet the minimum required qualifications set by Trusted LASIK Surgeons. These qualifications 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 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 a surgeon listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeon's directory, please visit our website at http://www.TrustedLASIKSurgeons.com. Trusted LASIK Surgeons
About Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd.:
Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. is one of the Midwest's leading practices dedicated to surgical vision correction procedures (laser surgery), as well as cornea and external disease consultation. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality, state-of-the-art eye care. Whether it is laser surgery or a general eye exam, you can count on our doctors to provide the best care available. Our board-certified ophthalmologists, Drs. Richard Dennis, Randy Epstein, and Parag Majmudar, completed advanced fellowship training in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery following their ophthalmology residencies. In addition, they have all received specialized training in anterior segment microsurgery, including "small-incision" cataract surgery and corneal laser surgery. Drs. Douglas Kaplan and Maria Rosselson are specialists in cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Complementing the fine surgeons of Chicago Cornea Consultants is a highly-trained surgical team and skilled optometrists who play an integral role in the high-quality vision care we provide. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.chicagocornea.com
Jim Nykaza, COT
Chicago Cornea Consultants
806 Central Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 882-5900