SOURCE: Durrie Vision

Durrie Vision

April 24, 2013 06:01 ET

Kansas City LASIK Surgeon Offers Important Advice for Choosing a Refractive Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Durrie, a LASIK Surgeon in Kansas City, and Fellow Refractive Surgeons Drs. Jason Stahl and Jason Brinton Help Potential Patients Find the Refractive Surgeon That Is Right for Them

KANSAS CITY, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Drs. Daniel Durrie, Jason Stahl, and Jason Brinton are refractive surgeons and ophthalmologists at Durrie Vision dedicated to educating Kansas City eye care patients about choosing the right refractive surgeon. Dr. Durrie stresses the importance of several key areas when considering vision correction procedures and researching potential doctors: "When choosing a refractive surgeon, a patient should consider the technology the surgeon utilizes and invests in to provide the best treatment outcomes." He adds there is no substitute for a surgeon's experience and reputation, which means thorough research prior to entrusting an eye doctor with one's vision care needs is extremely important.

According to Dr. Stahl, patients should expect to have a consultation with their doctor before having their vision correction surgery to help the doctor determine the general health of the patient's eyes, as well as their candidacy for laser eye surgery. For patients interested in procedures such as LASIK or PRK, he says defining the right treatment plan based on the patient's individual needs is essential to a successful outcome. This consultation should include testing that utilizes advanced technology, such as topographical corneal surface mapping, 3D retinal imaging, high definition Wavefront testing, OCT and specular microscopy, he says.

After the procedure has been completed, patients should expect follow-up appointments during the recovery period. Dr. Brinton says the surgeon should be involved in every aspect of the procedure -- from consultation to a full recovery. The Kansas City LASIK surgeon also feels that post-surgery care will ensure optimal results and can improve patient satisfaction: "Durrie Vision believes in a lifelong relationship with our patients, therefore we have a stake in their vision from the very beginning of our relationship with them. All of our patients receive two years of no charge follow-up care after any surgical procedure."

About Daniel S. Durrie, MD

Dr. Daniel Durrie is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed his ophthalmology residency and received his medical doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He has received several prestigious awards and honors from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, such as the Distinguished Lans Lectureship award and Barraquer Lecturer, which is the highest honor awarded to an ophthalmologist by their peers. He also serves as a clinical professor and Director of Refractive Surgery Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and his research center in Kansas City is one of the few in the country selected to conduct FDA clinical trials. Dr. Durrie is available for interview upon request.

About Jason E. Stahl, MD

A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Dr. Jason Stahl is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of a number of prestigious medical organizations including the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, among others. Additionally, Dr. Stahl is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Kansas University Medical Center. He is available for interview upon request.

About Jason P. Brinton, MD

Dr. Jason Brinton earned his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School where he served as President of the Harvard Chapter of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is a published author of several ophthalmology journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, among others. Dr. Brinton specializes in refractive lens exchange and laser vision correction, and he is an active member of multiple medical organizations including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Brinton is also certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is available for interview upon request.

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