More About the Physicians at TLC Laser Eye Centers
Ike Ahmed, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of complex eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataract. He is globally renowned for his leading-edge cataract surgery treatments, as well as his involvement in the latest designs in intraocular lens implants. In 2010, Dr. Ahmed was selected as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” a prestigious national award.
Dr. Ahmed earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He then fulfilled his ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto Hospitals. Dr. Ahmed completed a subsequent fellowship in glaucoma, and anterior segment disease and surgery at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.
He currently serves as assistant professor at the University of Toronto and clinical assistant professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Ahmed is research fellowship director at the University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology, and director of the university’s Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Surgical Fellowship.
Dr. Ahmed sits on the editorial boards of numerous ophthalmology journals, including the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Ocular Surgery News, among many others. He is also a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and numerous other organizations.
Nick Nianiaris, MD, is an experienced ophthalmologist who has performed more than 20,000 PRK and LASIK procedures. As a leading authority in laser vision procedures, he has corrected the vision of eye doctors and surgeons, pilots, professional athletes, police and firefighting recruits, and patients from all vocations and backgrounds. Dr. Nianiaris has experience with, and continues to use, some of the most advanced lasers in the world. These include the VISX, Bausch & Lomb Technolas, Lasersight, WaveLight Allegretto and Autonomous LADARvision lasers.
Dr. Nianiaris earned his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Toronto. He completed ophthalmology residency training at the University of Toronto and completed a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Research (including excimer laser studies) at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He is ophthalmology certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Nianiaris is a distinguished member of a number of professional medical societies including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dean Smith, MD, has performed more than 15,000 PRK, LASIK, lensectomy, astigmatic keratotomy, implantable contact lenses and Epi-LASIK surgeries. Dr. Smith has performed surgery with six different excimer laser platforms, including custom ablation, and a variety of microkeratomes used to create LASIK flaps.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He pursued a three-year ophthalmology residency, after which he opened a private practice in Mississauga.
Dr. Smith is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Refractive Surgeons.
In 1995, he was named Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Mississauga Hospital, serving on the Outpatient Committee and the Laser Safety Committee. Dr. Smith served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Trillium Health Centre (formerly Queensway General and Mississauga Hospital). He currently serves as Associate Director at TLC Laser Vision Centers in Waterloo, Ontario.
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