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LASIK Laser Vision Correction in Birmingham
LASIK Eye Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama AL

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Michelson Laser Vision Inc.
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Marc Michelson, M.D.
Marc Michelson, M.D.

Marc Michelson, M.D. is a Corneal Specialist and LASIK Surgeon in Birmingham and the Founder of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham as well Michelson Laser Vision, both well recognized Alabama vision correction centers-where performs Laser Eye Surgery including Bladeless LASIK in Birmingham, Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK and other types of specialized LASIK Eye Surgery in Birmingham such as monovision LASIK. In addition, Dr. Michelson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine where is active in eye surgery education in the areas of Laser Vision Correction and Corneal Surgery. Dr. Michelson completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then earned his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He continued his medical education with an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Eye Foundation Hospital of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Michelson advanced his eye surgery training by completing a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Castroviejo Society and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He was the Founder and served as Medical Director of the Carraway Refractive Laser Center at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Michelson was a pioneering eye surgeon in Laser Eye Surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In 1988 Dr. Michelson was appointed the fifth Clinical Investigator in the United States for Summit Technology and assisted in the clinical trials required to present data to the Food and Drug Administration for approval of the Excimer Laser for Laser Vision Correction. Dr. Michelson actually performed his first treatments with the Excimer Laser on the human eye in 1989. More importantly, he has been the Principle Clinical Investigator for many Laser Eye Surgery clinical studies of Excimer Laser surgery treatment for myopia, hyperopia, and glaucoma. Dr. Michelson has the distinction of being the first Laser Eye Surgeon in the State of Alabama to perform Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Automated Lamellar Keratectomy (ALK), and LASIK. He has been awarded the distinction of 'Best Doctors in America". In addition to his clinical research work on LASIK Surgery in Birmingham, Dr. Michelson performs Cataract Surgery in Birmingham and is a distinguished Cataract Surgeon in Alabama. He was one of the first eye surgeons in Alabama to implant the multifocal presbyopia correcting intraocular lens (IOL), ReSTOR in Alabama, a multifocal lens implant to eliminate bifocals. Dr. Michelson also has considerable experience in helping Alabama Cataract Surgery patients eliminate their dependence on bifocals with the Crystalens Lens Implant. He has taught and performed LASIK Surgery and Cataract Surgery around the world. He is a member of the International Association for Training and Research in Ophthalmology Surgery and has published numerous scientific papers on Cataract Surgery and Laser Eye Surgery. Dr. Michelson is a frequent speaker around the world on LASIK and Cataract Surgery and has presented numerous lectures at major Ophthalmic Symposia and meetings. Dr. Michelson produced, for the first time in ophthalmic medical history, a high-definition, 3-D video of eye surgery that was viewed by eye surgeons around the world.

Learning More About LASIK: The reality of LASIK is that it is the most popular Laser Eye Surgery performed today. However, LASIK Eye Surgery is one of a number of eye surgery procedures for the correction of nearsightedness-or myopia, farsightedness-or hyperopia, and astigmatism, that your LASIK surgeon may suggest as a way to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK Surgeons such as Dr. Michelson, and the practice staff will evaluate you thoroughly to help you make the best decision for your individual needs. Although LASIK Surgery is the Laser Eye Surgery procedure of choice for most patients, Dr. Michelson, and the practice staff may also suggest Custom Wavefront Lasik or other types of laser eye surgery including PRK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK or monvision LASIK for presbyopia to help those who might need help with close vision and reading.

Successful LASIK Surgery requires an experienced LASIK surgeon who demonstrates consistent TLC for LASIK  patients in order to provide a thorough Consultation for LASIK plus Laser Vision Correction expectations that are realistic- Dr. Michelson, and the practice staff offer expertise and experience in LASIK plus Birminghamconvenience to help you achieve your vision correction goals. Choosing trusted LASIK Surgeons who are LASIK doctors as well as LASIK specialists is key to getting the best LASIK Surgeon.

In the event that you are not a candidate for LASIK or any type of laser eye surgery as a result of being extremely nearsighted, your surgeon may suggest the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens to correct your vision.

If you are not a candidate for LASIK because you have the begining of a cataract or perhaps because you are over 45 and are presbyopic beyond a point where monnovision LASIK might be appropriate, your surgeon may suggest Lens Replacement Surgery using the AcrySof®ReSTOR® Lens in Birmingham, the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens in Birmingham, the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens or Crystalens® in Birmingham.

Taking the next step to freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses & contact lenses with LASIK....
If you have been considering having LASIK in Birmingham or having any type of Laser Vision Correction to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you should take the next step of scheduling a consultation with Dr. Michelson, and the practice staff to fully explore your candidacy and options. Birmingham patients will be pleased to find the cost of Birmingham LASIK is affordable at the office of Dr. Michelson, where they will be happy to offer you a number of easy payment plans that can fit into your budget. Phone us for a consultation at 877-879-0909.

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