History of LASIK

How Technology has Advanced through the History of LASIK

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Dr. William Holcomb's history of LASIK includes performing this vision correction surgery since 1992. He was an early adopter of LASIK and remains committed to the technology. Dr. Holcomb believes in using the most up-to-date equipment and highly trained staff to offer patients the best shot at 20/20 vision.

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I started doing RK surgery right out of training back in 1992. When laser surgery came along I was already interested in refractive surgery so I stayed in the field and the first thing that came along was the excimer laser without Lasik which was called PRK which still exists but it did not involve making a flap. When Lasik came along I went to Atlanta and trained at Emory Vision Center. That was a very good place to get started because they had done a lot of the FDA trials with the lasers and I was able to get hands-on experience with them. And we've stayed committed to the technology and Emory instilled that in me at the time. That if you're going to do this you have to have the best equipment to offer the patient the best possible shot at 20/20 or better. So we have really committed ourselves to having the most up-to-date equipment and keeping the staff trained at a high level so they know how to use it. Through the years, as these devices have developed, we have seen about everything that you can possibly see and encountered every different type of patient. I'm still amazed when I see patients back the next day, how well they do so quickly, because the technology is just remarkable. When it comes to your eyes, there is no substitute for experience, and we have it.