Last month the Emory Eye Center, ranked in the top 15 in U.S.
News & World Report’s annual survey of the nation’s
best eye centers, opened a refractive surgery center at the Emory
Clinic Perimeter. Emory Laser Vision combines the academic prowess
of internationally renowned physicians with a state-of-the-art
refractive surgery center.
Backed by more than 100 years of eye care at Emory, the facility
features four surgeons from the eye center’s renowned cornea
and comprehensive sections: Doyle Stulting, Diane Song, John Kim
and Bradley Randleman. Bringing their combined experience and academic
expertise to the table, these physicians will provide a superior
experience to those seeking refractive surgery.
Advanced technology is a hallmark of Emory Laser Vision’s
service, offering the most sophisticated equipment available. CustomCornea,
for example, measures the quality of vision and provides a wavefront-guided
treatment. Allegretto Wave is a revolutionary wavefront-optimized
laser, aiming to preserve and improve the quality of vision by
tailoring treatment to the natural curved shape of the cornea.
These instruments allow Emory Laser Vision to provide a customized
laser treatment tailored to the needs of each individual patient.
Heading up Emory Laser Vision is Stulting, who was approved in
1994 to perform the LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) procedure
with an excimer laser. That was the first year the Food & Drug
Administration, which typically approves devices and drugs for
manufacturers, allowed individual physicians to sponsor a clinical
trial for a refractive surgical device.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer refractive surgery at Emory,” said
Thomas Aaberg, director of Emory Eye Center. “Dr. Stulting brings the
highest level of expertise to our center. He is the requested voice of experience
by numerous physicians and patients seeking information on refractive surgery.”
Stulting has performed more than 2,000 LASIK procedures, published oft-cited
papers in the field and is considered the expert consultant for patients with
questions about refractive surgery outcomes. An internationally renowned speaker
on both refractive surgery and cornea issues, Stulting is also the editor of
Cornea, the leading journal in the field of cornea disease and disorder.
“Emory Laser Vision offers the most sophisticated technology, giving patients
the potential for better quality vision than they have ever experienced,” Stulting
said. “I am excited to offer superior technology in a state-of-the-art
facility staffed by an experienced, dedicated surgical team.”
Emory Laser Vision will offer a free informational session on Thursday, June
17, at noon in Crawford Long Hospital’s classroom C. Kim, one of the center’s
four surgeons, will lead the discussion. To register, call 1-866-778-2733
or visit www.emoryhealthcare.org.