It is a privilege and honor to be one of the original members of TLS
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
Trusted LASIK Surgeons announced today that James McCulley, M.D. has joined a select group of surgeons in its LASIK Surgeons Directory, a resource of information on refractive surgery for consumers looking to improve their vision. Dr. McCulley's practice serves the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including Richardson, Plano, Arlington, Duncanville, Highland Park and surrounding communities.
Dr. McCulley meets all of the criteria used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons for inclusion in its LASIK Directory, and his substantial accomplishments place him in firmly among the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States. Among the many achievements that distinguish Dr. McCulley from nearly every other LASIK surgeon in the United States are the following: his faculty appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he serves as Professor and Chairman; his extensive research which includes 12 FDA studies for laser manufacturers in which he was a principal investigator as well many other studies in the capacity of a co-investigator; his service as a member and chair of the FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel during which time the majority of currently available lasers were approved by the FDA. He was on the Lasik Institute Board of Directors and served on and chaired several NIH review committees.
Dr. McCulley has over 25 years of experience in refractive surgery. Over 10,000 patients who are nearsighted (myopic), farsighted (hyperopic), astigmatic (blurred vision), or presbyopic (have trouble reading), or any combination of the above, have come to him for their vision care. Patients who have suffered complications from a refractive surgery procedure performed by another eye doctor often come to this exceptional surgeon for treatment. Furthermore, many eye doctors have trusted him to perform their refractive surgery.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, where Dr. McCulley practices, LASIK, PRK (laser eye surgery), lens implants, conductive keratoplasty, phakic implants, limbal relaxing incisions, and cataract lens implants are all offered to ensure that patients obtain the best and most comprehensive treatment for them. In addition, his practice uses 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.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. McCulley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received their Honor Award in 1985 and Senior Honor Award in 1994, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has also been a member of the Dallas County Medical Society since 1981. Over the course of his service to his profession, Dr. McCulley has written 55 book chapters, published over 230 articles for major peer-reviewed eye journals, and has given over 1,500 lectures at major eye meetings worldwide, earning the highest regard from his peers.
Dr. McCulley has been recognized as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists," America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical, the "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists," and the "Best Doctors in Dallas" by D Magazine. In addition, he has been included among the "Texas Super Doctors" in Texas Monthly, "Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare", Marquis "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in American Education," and "Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators." He has received Distinguished Alumnus Awards from TCU and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and Washington University Medical School's Alumni Achievement Award.
"We are very honored to have Dr. McCulley join the Trusted Lasik Surgeon directory, particularly in light of his extensive experience and unique contributions and achievements to the field of refractive surgery, " commented Dr. James J. Salz, CEO of Trusted LASIK Surgeons. "Not only has Jim participated in over 12 FDA studies, he has served as the Chairperson for the FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel in charge of reviewing and approving laser systems for vision correction. In addition, he has published extensively on the subject of refractive surgery in major ophthalmic journals and has been an invited lecturer at hundreds of meetings all over the world. Dr. McCulley's career-long commitment to improving vision correction is reflected by his service as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center for many years."
"It is a privilege and honor to be one of the original members of TLS," said Dr. McCulley.
To learn more about Dr. McCulley's refractive surgery practice, please visit UT Southwestern Medical Center's Laser Center for Vision Care
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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.
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About UT Southwestern Medical Center's Laser Center for Vision Care
At UT Southwestern Medical Center's Laser Center for Vision Care, nationally recognized physicians like James P. McCulley, M.D. offer a level of diagnosis and treatment found only at a world-renowned medical center with the highest possible standards of medical responsibility. UT Southwestern is the place that trains doctors in the expanding field of refractive surgery. Thousands of outpatient operations are performed each year at the Laser Center for Vision Care. LASIK is laser vision correction used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. First, UT Southwestern ophthalmic surgeons use the latest diagnostic technologies, such as Visante OCT and Pentacam. Then they customize the best and most appropriate procedure for each individual patient's eye and visual needs, including: LASIK vision correction, which offers a wide range of refractive procedures for patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or who have astigmatism, ReSTOR Intraocular Lenses, which are surgically implanted to correct presbyopia, STAAR - VISIAN ICL, for nearsighted patients who are not good LASIK candidates; and EpiLASIK, which is for patients with thick prescriptions or thin corneas (not good LASIK candidate).
James P. McCulley, M.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9057
Phone: 214-645-2035 or 1-888-663-2020