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Your Sacramento LASIK experience with Dr. William Ellis
William Ellis, MD is a Sacramento LASIK eye surgery specialist. If you are one of many Californians seeking to improve your vision please feel free to contact our Sacramento LASIK office. We have LASIK patient counselors that will explain the entire surgical process, provide extensive patient education and even help arrange financing. Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center is dedicated to making LASIK eye surgery more affordable.
Choosing a Quality LASIK surgeon
Getting started with LASIK research can be overwhelming! There are so many lasik websites and so many doctors that perform the surgery it is hard to know where to start. If you are considering Dr. Ellis for your LASIK eye surgery you can rest assured that you have found a surgeon with credible experience. Dr. Ellis is a top Sacramento LASIK surgeon and has performed over 35,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Ellis has been a leader in the field of (LASIK) refractive surgery. He studied radial keratotomy surgery with Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov in the Soviet Union. He has written three textbooks on Keratoplasty surgeries, which are in medical libraries around the world. Professor Fyodor, who pioneered modern radial keratotomy, is a co-author of his last textbook published in 1991. In 1990, Dr. Ellis was honored to chair a panel on the surgical correction of astigmatism at the 26th International Congress of Ophthalmology. In 1996, Dr. Ellis was honored by Prof. Fyodorov's Moscow Institute with an appointment to the editorial board of the prestigious Russian journal Ophthalmology Surgery.
This ophthalmology website contains a vast collection of information regarding LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Ellis is firmly committed to providing the highest in LASIK patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Because Dr. William Ellis is a board certified AAO ophthalmologist he also offers other eye surgical options for vision correction. Please feel free to visit some of our other pages on LASIK eye surgery, Zyoptix LASIK, LASIK technology or even take our LASIK self-evaluation test.
Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center has pretty strict and legitimate guidelines for becoming a lasik candidate. Not every person is a candidate for the LASIK eye surgery. Each person has very unique eyes. No two corneal maps are the same, just like with DNA or a Fingerprint. At Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center, we perform a very extensive Pre-Operative LASIK eye health exam. This pre-operative exam is absolutely necessary. Before we can consider performing LASIK on your valuable eyes, you will be required to undergo a series of diagnostic tests to determine the stability of your vision. After a thorough evaluation of your cornea, the doctors will be able to determine if you are a candidate. This very extensive diagnostic evaluation is the first step in creating a positive outcome for your best possible visual outcome or personal best vision.
The Lasik Procedure
During LASIK Dr. Ellis first applies anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye for surgery. The Cornea is then marked with water-soluble ink to guide replacement of the flap. Next a suction ring is applied that is designed to hold the eye steady and also confirms the pressure of the eye. The surgeon then creates a thin corneal flap using a device called a microkeratome. The surgeon tests for laser alignment and walks the patient through the fixation process. The corneal flap is lifted up, and the laser beam is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. The excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye. In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The flap is then replaced over the treated area. This corneal flap serves a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process. Your doctor will then watch the eye for five minutes to ensure proper healing. Because of the extraordinary bonding properties of the corneal tissue, stitches are not needed to keep the flap in place postoperatively. For information on ZYOPTIX LASIK see this page.
Please feel free to read the additional in depth materials on our LASIK eye surgery website designed specifically for your educational purposes. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us directly at 800.733.7427.
If you are located in Sacramento, CA please feel free to visit our LASIK office at the following address:
Sacramento LASIK office
700 Sunrise Ave, Suite #A
Roseville, CA 95661
LASIK is a surgical procedure conducted on the cornea part of the eye. It is crucial that LASIK patients are well educated on the potential benefits and risks of this procedure. Many LASIK practices do a poor job with LASIK education and employ bait and switch advertising techniques to convince people to undergo LASIK. What you need to understand as a patient considering LASIK eye surgery are risks are involved and this is eye surgery. A successful LASIK surgery starts with great education and a thorough evaluation to determine candidacy. If you are not a great candidate Dr. Ellis will discuss this with you. He can potentially suggest an alternative lens implant procedure if LASIK is not a good option. After your pre-operative LASIK evaluation you will have a good idea about the risks and what they imply to your specific situation.