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William Ellis, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform LASIK eye surgery. He is the pioneer of Epi-LASIK surgery — an advanced form of laser eye surgery that requires an extremely thin epithelial flap. Dr. Ellis has been practicing ophthalmology for more than 33 years, and he has performed more than 68,000 laser eye surgery procedures. He is the author of several ophthalmology textbooks and many scientific articles. Due to his extensive experience and numerous accomplishments, he was invited to chair a panel on the surgical correction of astigmatism at the 26th International Congress of Ophthalmology.
Ellis Eye and Laser Medical Center has been named a “Specialized Astigmatism Center” by Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV). Read the press release.
Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center has seven offices located in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Corte Madera, Roseville and Gilroy, which are open on Saturdays by appointment. Dr. Ellis personally performs all laser eye surgery procedures at all surgery centers. For patients who are not LASIK candidates, Dr. Ellis offers Epi-LASIK, PRK and radial keratotomy. At his offices, patients can also undergo refractive lens exchange surgery (RLE) and cataract surgery with premium IOLs. The goal of all of these procedures is to improve his patients’ eyesight and reduce their dependence on corrective eyewear.
Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center also offers comprehensive treatment for dry eye disease. After determining the root cause of the problem, Dr. Ellis can suggest lifestyle changes or prescribe medications to improve or resolve symptoms of dry eye disease. He also offers LipiFlow for the treatment of cases that are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. During this quick, in-office treatment, Dr. Ellis combines the application of heat and gentle pressure to melt and express thickened oil deposits that block the meibomian glands. This restores the normal secretion of oil into the tear film, which resolves many cases of dry eye disease.
In addition to LASIK and dry eye disease, Dr. Ellis specializes in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and pterygium.
To learn more about you vision correction options, contact Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center toll free at (866) 624-8767 and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. William Ellis. Discuss LASIK candidacy, the cost of treatment and available financing options.
Bladeless LASIK at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center
Dr. William Ellis focuses his practice on performing bladeless LASIK. This procedure combines the Bausch & Lomb 217 excimer laser with advanced surface ablation in order to eliminate the need for any bladed instruments. This approach usually results in crystal-clear vision and minimal discomfort.
In order to deliver the most precise LASIK treatment possible, Dr. Ellis uses a sophisticated technology that creates a map of the patient’s cornea. This map, which shows even the minutest imperfections in corneal shape, is used to program the excimer laser. The excimer laser corrects the imperfections in the cornea so that it refracts light rays more precisely. As a result, the patient perceives clear images at all distances.
Prior to administering the excimer laser treatment, Dr. Ellis must create a small flap in the outermost layer of the cornea. He uses advanced surface ablation to perform this task. Dr. Ellis then folds the flap out of the way and reshapes the underlying tissues with the excimer laser. The corneal flap is then replaced in its original position and serves as a natural bandage.
Are you interested in achieving crisper, clearer vision with LASIK? Take Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center’s LASIK self-candidacy test to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.