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Why should you choose Woolfson?
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Adequate training, experience, and expertise are essential to any job, but especially in the medical field.
Dr. Woolfson has performed over 80,000 LASIK surgeries (including 300 eye doctors) so it’s safe to say you are in good hands. Learn about the Woolfson Advantage.
The Woolfson Eye Institute Team
Dr. Woolfson has performed over 80,000 LASIK procedures, making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in North America. A further testament to his expertise: more than 300 eye doctors have chosen him to perform their own LASIK...continue reading
Dr. Brody is a board certified, consultative and referral ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. His primary areas of expertise include micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS), premium lens implants (multifocal, accommodating, and toric), complex anterior segment surgery, and laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK)...continue reading
Byron “Trip” Cook, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with advanced training and experience in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. He has been an active participant in a number of clinical trials, and has published articles and chapters in several publications...continue reading
Dr. Day is a highly regarded glaucoma specialist practicing at Woolfson Eye Institute. Recognized as a pioneer in his field, he is actively involved in the research and treatment of glaucoma through advancements in surgical and medical management...continue reading
Dr. Hays is a board certified ophthalmologist currently practicing cataract, corneal transplant, and refractive surgery at Woolfson Eye Institute. Dr. Hays has extensive experience in refractive and corneal surgery, performing over 12,000 refractive surgeries and 25,000 cataract surgeries during his industrious career...continue reading
Dr. Leff is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of retina and macular diseases at Woolfson Eye Institute. Dr. Leff graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of British Columbia and received specialized training in the management of vitreo-retinal disorders during a fellowship at the Baylor University School of Medicine...continue reading
As a cornea specialist, Dr. Ngakeng cares for diseases and conditions involving the cornea and corneal injuries. She performs refractive corneal procedures including LASIK, and is a highly experienced cataract surgeon offering advanced implant lenses for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism...continue reading
Dr. Brian Salmenson obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1979. He completed a four year residency in ophthalmology at St. Johns Eye Hospital, one of the busiest eye hospitals in the world. His residency at St. Johns allowed him to obtain significant experience in patient care and ophthalmic surgery...continue reading
As Clinical Director of Woolfson Eye Institute, Dr. Tom Spetalnick oversees the LASIK clinics, trains our staff in refractive surgery related care, communicates with our referring doctors, and provides Continuing Education courses for eye doctors throughout the Southeast. As Supervisor of the Residency and Extern programs, Dr. Spetalnick oversees the education of optometry students sent to Woolfson Eye Institute from all across the country...continue reading
Dr. Stulting is the co-founder of the Stulting Research Center, and a pioneer in corneal disease research and LASIK, and serves as the Director of Corneal Disease & Research at Woolfson Eye Institute. Dr. Stulting's basic research efforts have opened the doors to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of corneal transplant rejection and herpetic ocular disease and new treatment paradigms...continue reading
Dr. Walrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. He specializes in providing a full spectrum of oculoplastic care, including management of epiphora and nasolacrimal disease, orbital inflammatory disease, orbital tumors, eyelid tumors, eyelid malposition, and pediatric oculoplastic disease. In addition to cosmetic treatments, he has developed a strong reputation in the repair of surgically induced problems of the eyelids, often because of poor previous cosmetic surgeries...continue reading
What is the success rate at Woolfson Eye Institute?
While we certainly cannot guarantee a specific result with regards to any one person’s eye surgery, what we can do at Woolfson Eye Institute is tell you that, of the thousands of patients we have treated, an overwhelming majority achieve 20/20 vision or better.
For example, out of 80,000 LASIK procedures performed at Woolfson Eye Institute, we've only had 2 cases (3 eyes total) when infection occurred. The national average rate of infection is approximately 1 in 5,000, so we believe we are doing something right to protect patients from this serious complication. The LASIK patients who developed infections were treated and have recovered good vision.
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