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LASIK and Vision Correction Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Achieve Top Awards at ASCRS Meeting

Several of LASIK and refractive eye surgery experts listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons were among those eye doctors honored at the recent American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Dr. Parag Majmudar, Dr. Shachar Tauber, and Dr. William Trattler were on the winning team for the annual ASCRS Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup is a competition between two teams of refractive surgery experts judged by a vote of the audience based on scientific content, entertainment value and costumes. Several surgeons also listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory also received "Best Paper of the Session" awards, including Dr. William Trattler, Dr. Douglas Koch, Dr. Kerry Solomon, Dr. James Salz, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Dr. Brian Will. Dr. Koch also delivered the honorary Jan Worst lecture to the International Intraocular Implant Club.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2009 -- Trusted LASIK Surgeons is pleased to announce the recent accolades and honors received by members of its Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory at the recently concluded annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting (ASCRS) in San Francisco, California. These doctors are among the leading LASIK and refractive eye surgery experts in the advancement of vision correction care. The ASCRS annual meeting is one of the largest gatherings of ophthalmologists in the world. Over 6,000 ophthalmologists, technicians and industry representatives typically attend the ASCRS annual meeting.

Doctors Parag A. Majmudar of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. a LASIK eye surgery expert in Chicago, Shachar Tauber of St Johns Clinic- Eye Specialists, and William Trattler, participated on the "Forme Fruste Cones" team in the annual ASCRS Refractive Challenge Cup Session, an over-the-top spectacle combined with medical education. The match pits two teams of refractive surgery experts in a head-to-head competition. The teams were judged by the audience on scientific quality, relevance to the typical practitioner, and entertainment value. Previous doctors listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons who have participated in the ASCRS Challenge Cup include Houston refractive surgeon visionaries Dr. Steven Slade of Slade & Baker Vision Center and Dr. Jack Holladay of the Holladay LASIK Institute, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld and Dr. Margueritte McDonald of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in New York, and Dr. Kerry Solomon and Dr. James Salz, who are featured below.    

Since the laser eye surgeons listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory are among the leaders in research and advancement in vision correction surgery, it was no surprise that many of these experts were honored at the ASCRS meeting with a "Best Paper of the Session" awards. Dr. William Trattler, a LASIK eye surgery expert serving patients in Miami, Florida paper was entitled "Quantitative Measurement of Accommodation in Phakic Eyes with a Wavefront Aberrometer". Houston LASIK eye surgery expert Dr. Douglas Koch of Baylor Vision was honored for his research on "Objective evidence for mechanism of accommodation of the Synchrony dual-optic IOL." Dr. Koch also delivered the honorary Jan Worst lecture to the International Intraocular Implant Club. Charleston LASIK surgery expert Dr. Kerry Solomon, Professor of Ophthalmology at Magill Vision Center of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), was honored for his contribution regarding "Factors Associated with Patient Dissatisfaction after LASIK", which determined that LASIK eye surgery has a very high level of patient satisfaction (nearly 94.5%). Los Angeles LASIK eye surgery expert, Dr. James Salz, founder of Laser Vision Medical Associates, was honored for his research on "Pre-Op and Post-Op Wavefront Analysis of 4 Wavefront Guided LASIK Patients with Mesopic Pupils from 9.0 to 9.8 mm". Portland, Oregon LASIK surgery expert Dr. Brian Will received his award for "Method for Improved Centration of Femtosecond Laser Procedures". New York expert LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld and his colleague, Dr. Renee Solomon, received a best paper of the session honor for his research regarding "Scanning Electron Microscopy Ultrastructural Comparison of 150 kHz Femtosecond Laser Versus Microkeratome Lamellar LASIK Flap Creation".

In addition to leading the Challenge Cup Team, Dr. Parag A. Majmudar also was a facaulty member for the "EyeTube: Challenging Video Cases for the Young Surgeon," the "Limbal Relaxing Incision Skills Transfer Course," as well as for another course, "Cornea and Anterior Segment Disasters: Bringing them back from the Precipice," of which Dr. Trattler was also on the faculty. Dr. Tauber, who treats patients from Springfield, Missouri seeking LASIK eye surgery, presented his research in the field of Cornea and Refractive Surgery on "Managing the Ocular Surface After Refractive Surgery." Dr. Tauber's presentation demonstrated the need for treating the ocular surface before and after LASIK eye surgery so that patients get the maximum benefit from their elective eye surgery. Dr. Tauber also taught a course entitled "Vision and Sports: The Sports Ophthalmology Society of the Americas," which discussed ophthalmic management and treatment of athletes and included a discussion on LASIK versus surface ablation for athletes and the legal ramifications for team ophthalmologists. Dr. Tauber also made a presentation to technicians and nurses of the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology concerning sports and vision injuries where he demonstrated the potential for eye injury in patients that participate in athletics as well as methods to decrease the risk of permanent injury.

Omaha LASIK Eye surgery expert William Schlichtemeier of LaserVision Correction in West Omaha, Nebraska, who attended the ASCRS noted that "the fact that continues to resonate with me is the people who know it best are taking advantage of laser vision correction. Over 20% of all eligible ophthalmologists have had vision correction treatments. And over 70% of all ophthalmologists have an immediate family member who has had treatments. Those facts show that the people who know it best trust and believe in the technology."

The refractive eye surgeons listed and profiled in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory are among the most highly qualified LASIK and refractive surgeons and includes many of the true pioneers in vision correction surgery, not just with LASIK but other procedures such as lens implants, phakic implants, and conductive keratoplasty.

For more on why consumers should consider the refractive eye surgeons listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory for their vision correction needs, please visit:

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About Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons, Inc. (Trusted LASIK Surgeons) is a premier LASIK, laser eye surgery, and refractive eye surgery directory service whose primary mission is to assist consumers in finding the best and most qualified LASIK and vision correction surgeons in their local area in the United States. To accomplish this, Trusted LASIK Surgeons uses a unique screening process where each prospective LASIK eye surgeon must meet the minimum required qualifications set by Trusted LASIK Surgeons. These qualifications for these doctors are based on experience (not just in LASIK but complete refractive care), research (including FDA approval studies for manufacturers and academic appointments at major universities), publications and lectures (to their peers, not to the public via infomercials) and patient care standards (treating other eye professionals and managing complications from patients first operated on by someone else). All refractive eye surgeons listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons have qualified, been accepted, and have subscribed to our services. For more information on why we believe consumers interested in LASIK should consider an eye surgeon listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeon's directory, please visit our website.

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About the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is an independent non-profit organization founded in August of 1974 to disseminate information about anterior segment ophthalmic surgery. Since 1974, ASCRS has seen anterior segment surgery develop into a highly sophisticated form of ophthalmic treatment. Through its educational programs and services, ASCRS has become the physicians' primary source of up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field, as well as the regulatory decisions that affect ophthalmic practices. The mission of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons. It does so by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery of quality eye care. For more information about the ASCRS, please visit

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