Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
Trusted LASIK Surgeons announced today that Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, M.D. of the UPMC Eye Center a member of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory was voted one of four ophthalmologists to receive the honor of "Top Docs" by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2011.
Dr. Dhaliwal has been selected by her peers as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2001. In addition to being named among the "Top Docs" by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2011, Dr. Dhaliwal was named to this exclusive list in 2010. She was also recently named to the P250 by Premier Surgeon, a list of 250 refractive and cataract surgeons that the publisher and editors have identified as leading innovators in the field of premium IOL surgery. Premier Surgeon is a publication dedicated toward being the definitive information source for cataract and refractive surgeons who strive to be market leaders in the field of premium IOLs and who seek to provide patients with unparalleled care and outcomes.
Dr. Dhaliwal offers LASIK and other refractive surgery as well as cataract surgery procedures to patients in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. She often treats patients seeking LASIK and other vision correction treatments throughout Pennsylvania as well as from Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.
In order to help consumers find a highly qualified surgeon refractive surgeon to perform LASIK or another refractive surgery procedure, Trusted LASIK Surgeons screens all laser eye surgeons to ensure that only those eye surgeons with proven experience are featured in its directory of LASIK, refractive, and cataract surgeons. Each eye surgeon is screened based on experience, premier patient care, and professional credentials. We estimate Dr. Dhaliwal’s superior achievements put her among the top 1% of LASIK eye surgery experts and refractive surgeons in the United States. In addition, Dr. Dhaliwal is also an expert in cataract surgery with proven expertise.
Among the many qualifications that set Dr. Dhaliwal apart from most other LASIK and refractive surgeons in the U.S. are her proven experience in practicing vision correction care, her service as an investigator for FDA clinical studies for lasers used in vision correction surgery, her faculty appointment and service at the School of Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh, and her ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery.
Over her 17-year career in performing refractive surgery, including LASIK, lens implants, and cataract surgery, Dr. Dhaliwal has performed over 10,000 laser vision procedures. She has served as a principal investigator for two FDA studies for vision correction lasers and as a co-investigator for several other FDA trials. An Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Dr. Dhaliwal has been twice been honored by the senior residents with the James R. Carl “Clinical Instructor of the Year” Award. Among her many functions at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Dhaliwal serves as the Chief of Refractive Surgery for UPMC, the Director of Cornea and External Disease Service at the UPMC Eye Center, the medical director for the laser vision center at the UPMC Eye Center and director of the UPMC Eye Center Monroeville.
She has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles on refractive surgery, six text book chapters and books, and two CD-Roms for Physician Education, Inc. Dr. Dhaliwal is a valued member of the editorial boards of the prestigious Journal of Refractive Surgery and the Review of Refractive Surgery. She regularly reviews scientific articles for Cornea, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and other important journals. Dr. Dhaliwal has given more than 50 lectures on research topics at major national and international eye meetings, as well as numerous presentations at local and regional meetings. Highly regarded, she is trusted by VISX, a laser manufacturer, to train other refractive surgeons in the use of the VISX lasers used for vision correction surgery. Her collective professional contributions to refractive care have earned her the respect of her peers.
Dr. Dhaliwal’s practice at the UPMC Eye Center treats patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (blurred vision), presbyopia, and cataracts. Dr. Dhaliwal offers premier patient care, including the use of the IntraLase system for “All-Laser” or “Bladeless“ LASIK, Wavefront-Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK, and iLASIK, which includes WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments.In addition to laser eye surgery procedures such as LASIK and PRK, Dr. Dhaliwal performs other refractive surgery options like lens implants (RLE/CLE), conductive keratoplasty (CK), INTACS, limbal relaxing incisions, and cataract lens implant surgery to give patients a full range of options when it comes to choosing the right procedure.
Patients who have suffered from significant complications with LASIK or another vision correction or cataract surgery procedure performed by another surgeon have come to Dr. Dhaliwal for treatment. Dr. Dhaliwal is also often chosen by other eye doctors and their family members to perform their LASIK and other refractive or cataract surgery procedures.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, this highly qualified refractive eye surgery expert is active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology where she serves on the ISRS/ AAO International Council, the Cataract Knowledge Base Committee, and the Self-Assessment Committee as the Cornea Representative. Dr. Dhaliwal is also an active member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society. Locally, Dr. Dhaliwal is an active member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Dhaliwal has been involved in several charitable activities, underscoring her dedication to advancing eye care for the less fortunate and education. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board at the Eye Bank Association of America and the EyeCare America National Eye Care Project (NECP). She has also volunteered for a cataract mission at Montserrat in the West Indies and for the “ZAP! Surgery Exhibit” and “Adventures in 3D” at the Carnegie Science Center.
“It is rare for an eye surgeon to have outstanding qualifications for cataract surgery, LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures and corneal transplant surgery, but Dr. Dhaliwal is such a surgeon having both the expertise and dedication to provide patients with exceptional medical care when it comes to their vision,” stated James J. Salz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trusted LASIK Surgeons. “She has published, lectured, and instructed both residents and other ophthalmic surgeons in all three of these sub-specialty fields of ophthalmic surgery and Trusted LASIK Surgeons is fortunate to have her representing our directory in the Pittsburgh area.”
“What sets us apart from other practices is our dedication to providing the highest standard of care using cutting-edge technology combined with a personalized approach,” said Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, M.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh. “On satisfaction surveys, our patients consistently comment that having LASIK with us was a great experience.”
To learn more about Dr. Dhaliwal’s LASIK and refractive eye surgery practice, please visit the UPMC Eye Center (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) website
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About UPMC Eye Center
Providing comprehensive ophthalmology services, UPMC Eye Center physicians are premier providers of world-class diagnostic, medical, and surgical care of the eyes for adults and children. UPMC Eye Center’s comprehensive eye care team provides examination, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of ocular, eye movement, and vision system disorders at eight convenient community locations. UPMC Eye Center provides patients seeking to improve their vision with a full range of refractive surgery procedures, including laser vision surgery like LASIK, lens implants, and other options. UPMC Eye Center surgeons are fellowship-trained in cornea and refractive surgery, and teach laser vision correction courses nationally and internationally. If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for laser vision correction surgery, please contact UPMC Eye Center for a free screening with one of our refractive surgeons. We can help you determine which refractive procedure will give you the greatest benefit (and please bring your glasses or prescription). In addition to our expertise in clinical care and education, UPMC Eye Center provides cutting-edge research to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat eye disorders and diseases as well as to preserve healthy vision. We also will work together with your eye care professional for highly specialized services. For more information about Dr. Deepinder K. Dhaliwal and the UPMC Eye Center, please visit http://www.upmc.com/Services/ophthalmology.
UPMC Eye Center
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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