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A Guide to Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.

He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.

About the Authors

Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD

Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the director of the Davidorf Eye Group, in West Hills, California, where he specializes in laser vision correction and lens implant surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute and has served as director of surgeon training for Refractec, Inc., chief ophthalmologist for the Women's World Cup, and codirector of Friends of Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and surgical ophthalmologic care to underdeveloped nations.

Dr. Davidorf was an Academic All-American at the University of California, Berkeley; he continued his training at the University of California, San Diego; UCLA; and Ohio State University. He completed an international fellowship in refractive surgery in South America, where he researched and helped develop LASIK and other refractive surgery techniques, several years before their approval in the United States.

Among his publications are the definitive scientific papers on implantable contact lenses and Bioptics vision-correction surgery and pioneering work on pediatric LASIK. Dr. Davidorf is also coauthor of LASIK: Principles and Techniques, the first medical textbook on LASIK. He has served as investigator for many clinical trials, including the investigations that led to FDA approval of LASIK. In 1999, Dr. Davidorf received recognition from the International Society of Refractive Surgery for best research by a vision scientist.

Dr. Davidorf has delivered award-winning presentations to national and international audiences on the subject of refractive surgery and continues to train other ophthalmologists on advanced surgical techniques. His course Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery is attended by surgeons from around the world. He is a lecturer and course director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. For his contributions, Dr. Davidorf received the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award, and was a Guest of Honor at their Annual Meeting in 2005.

Dr. Davidorf received Bausch & Lomb's Clarity Award in 2003 for his leadership of and experience with wavefront technology and in 2004 was selected as one of America's top ophthalmologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America. His media appearances include news telecasts for ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. He has also been interviewed for numerous radio programs and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles coast to coast.

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