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    • 07 AUG 13
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    Kansas City Ophthalmologists Highlight Innovative Phakic IOL Procedures As LASIK Alternative

    Drs. Jason E. Stahl and Daniel S. Durrie are Kansas City refractive eye surgeons practicing at Durrie Vision – a refractive eye surgery practice committed to treating their patients with the latest technology and techniques the field has to offer.

    According to Dr. Stahl, a refractive lens specialist, if a patient’s cornea is too thin, has too strong of a prescription, or does not have a healthy shape, then the patient may not be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. LASIK reshapes the clear lens (the cornea) on the front of the eye where a contact lens rests. As an alternative, phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) correct the vision by inserting a removable lens implant underneath the cornea without removing corneal tissue or significantly altering the cornea. Dr. Stahl says even his Kansas City ophthalmology patients with strong prescriptions, who are also LASIK candidates, often prefer the phakic IOL procedure because of the resulting superior quality of vision.

    Dr. Durrie says phakic IOLs can deliver crisp, sharp vision and have several benefits, including:

    • Highly-predictable visual outcomes
    • Long-lasting results accomplished by a lens implant
    • The ability to correct very strong prescriptions that cannot be corrected safely by LASIK
    • Lens material containing a UV ray blocker
    • The ability to remove the lens in order to allow future vision correction options

    Dr. Durrie highlights that patients who desire to get rid of their contacts and glasses should undergo a complete eye evaluation with a qualified ophthalmologist to determine whether or not they are a candidate for this surgical vision correction procedure. As part of the exam, the surgeons at Durrie Vision will discuss which options are best suited for each patient’s unique concerns and individual vision requirements.

    Ultimately, Dr. Stahl notes that the phakic IOL patients at Durrie Vision are some of the happiest patients at their practice following their eye surgeries. In fact, he reports that one of his phakic IOL patients was literally in tears after her surgery because her vision was so clear, adding that she could see more clearly than she had ever seen in her entire life.

    About Jason E. Stahl, MD

    Dr. Jason Stahl earned his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Stahl is head of the refractive lens department at Durrie Vision and a member of several prestigious medical organizations including the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

    About Daniel S. Durrie, MD

    Dr. Durrie earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and serves as a clinical professor and Director of Refractive Surgery Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Durrie has been named one of the “Top Ten Refractive Surgeons in America” as well as one of the “Fifty Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World.” He is available for interview upon request.

    For more information about Durrie Vision, visit durrievision.com.

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