Dr. Koch is a Founder and the Medical Director of Koch Eye Associates in Rhode Island & Connecticut. His specialty is Cataract, Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery and Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK & Custom Lasik Laser Eye Surgery. Dr. Koch has been named one of the Top 100 Ophthalmologists and one of the Top 15 Cataract Surgeons in North America by Ophthalmology Times.
He has been cited in each issue of the Best Doctors in America. He has won many awards including the Mericos H. Whittier Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Honor Award, the David Kelman Foundation's Golden Hands Award, the Irish-American Ophthalmology Society's Top-Gun Phaco Award, the Hoffer Award and the International Film Festival of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Award. He was in the inaugural group of inductees into the Bishop Hendricken High School Hall of Fame.
Dr. Koch has written seven textbooks on eye surgery, six of them about cataract surgery, which are the standard reading materials for residency programs in the U.S. and abroad. He has also authored a book about corneal refractive surgery including LASIK & Custom Lasik Laser Eye Surgery and written many journal articles, book chapters, and specialty editorials on Cataract Surgery, Lens Replacement Surgery, LASIK and Custom Lasik Laser Eye Surgery. Presently, he is editing the first textbook on refractive lens implants for myopia and hyperopia.
He has helped popularize many advances in cataract surgery, including techniques that permit surgery to be performed comfortably without anesthetic injections, and with vision recovery beginning only a few minutes after the operation is completed. In addition, prior to performing LASIK & Custom Lasik Laser Eye Surgery, Dr. Koch was one of the first refractive surgeons in America performing keratomileusis in 1979, keratophakia in 1980, and radial keratotomy in 1983. He has also had radial keratotomy himself.
Terry Alexandrou, M.D.
Terry Alexandrou, M.D. is a Corneal and LASIK specialist at Koch Eye Laser vision Centers in Rhode Island. Dr. Alexandrou was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Following medical school, Dr. Alexandrou completed his medical internship at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), and then completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago, where he became Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. In addition he completed a Fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD where he obtained specialized training in Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Dr. Alexandrou's professional interests include Laser Vision Correction, Corneal Surgery including Cornea Transplants and Cataract Surgery. His research has resulted in many published manuscripts and abstracts, as well as presentations at national meetings. Dr Alexandrou recently co-authored the "Sports Eye Injuries" chapter in the third edition of Albert and Jacobiac's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology (Saunders, 2008).
Dr. Alexandrou is a native of Ohio, where his parents settled after moving from Samos, Greece. He is fluent in Greek, and enjoys traveling there to visit family members.
Drs. Koch and Alexandrou perform all types of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK & Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK Laser Eye Surgery using advanced technology in Warwick for patients from Providence and throughout Rhode Island. Koch Eye Laser Vision Center in Warwick, Rhode Island is dedicated to providing comprehensive refractive surgery care including LASIK & Custom Wavefront LASIK Laser Eye Surgery, Lens Replacement Surgery using the Crystalens Accommodating Intraocular Lens & Tecnis Multifocal Lens and Phakic Lens Implants such as Versyse and Visian for extreme nearsightedness.
Learning More About LASIK: The reality of LASIK is that it is the most popular Laser Eye Surgeryperformed 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. Koch, Dr. Alexandrou, 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. Koch, Dr. Alexandrou, 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.
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.
Taking the next step to freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses & contact lenses with LASIK.... If you have been considering having LASIK in Providence 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. Koch, Dr. Alexandrou, and the practice staff to fully explore your candidacy and options. Providence patients will be pleased to find the cost of Providence LASIK is affordable at the office of Dr. Koch, Dr. Alexandrou, 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 401-732-3937.
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