More About UT Southwestern Laser Center for Vision Care
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At UT Southwestern, every patient is meticulously examined and treated by the surgical team. LASIK surgery is performed using either a VISX STAR S4/IR Excimer Laser System; the Intralase iFS 150; or the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser System. Combined with a wavefront-guided platform, each of these systems can give patients customized vision correction. During treatment, the refractive surgeons measure the corneal curvature and create a custom profile of each eye. These advanced technologies allow the surgeons to determine the patient’s best option for laser vision correction. For patients interested in a bladeless version of LASIK, the center offers the IntraLase, or “All Laser LASIK,” technique. UT Southwestern’s combination of FDA- approved laser technologies and comprehensive surgeon training and experience has provided numerous patients with excellent results.
The UT Southwestern Laser Center for Vision Care also offers state-of-the-art advances in presbyopia-correcting IOL (intraocular lenses) surgery, including the “no needle, no stitch, no patch” surgical technique. In conjunction with this surgery, the center also offers some of the newest lenses available, including the ReSTOR lens, which corrects for both distance and reading vision. STAAR ICLs (implantable contact lenses) are also available for many refractive candidates who could not safely have LASIK surgery, such as patients with severe myopia or dry eyes.
Although the UT Southwestern surgeons are on the leading edge of new technology in eye care, they are conservative in their approach to vision correction surgery. A comprehensive screening process is used to help create treatment plans that address each patient’s unique vision correction needs.
More About the LASIK Surgeons of UT Southwestern
James P. McCulley, MD, FACS, FRCOphth(UK), is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is The David Burton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his degree in medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and specialty fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the world-renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. He has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in Dallas” by D Magazine and was peer-selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America”. He has also been honored for his outstanding work with the TCU Distinguished Alumni Award and the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. McCulley is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons.
R. Wayne Bowman, MD is a professor of ophthalmology, and holds the Irene Wadel and Robert I. Atha, Jr. Professorship in Ophthalmology, in Honor of R. Wayne Bowman, M.D. His specialty fellowship training in cornea and external disease was performed at the UT Southwestern Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Bowman has been selected as one of “Best Doctors in Dallas” by D Magazine..
V. Vinod Mootha, MD, is a professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Mootha’s specialty fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery was completed at UT Southwestern.
Steven Verity, MD, is a professor of ophthalmology who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at UT Southwestern and his specialty fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Verity has been selected for several honors, including designation as one of the “Best Doctors in America.”
Jeremy Bartley, MD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. He graduated from Vanderbilt University before going on to receive his M.D. at James. H. Quillen College of Medicine/East Tennessee University in Johnson City, TN. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at LSU Shreveport in Louisiana. In June 2016, Dr. Bartley finished a year-long cornea fellowship at UT Southwestern.
William H. Waldrop, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. He completed both his residency and corneal fellowship in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. Originally from Houston, he received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. Dr. Waldrop received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, and completed an internship in internal medicine at UT Southwestern University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.
S. Serdar Dogan, M.D., is an assistant professor who specializes in cornea, external disease, refractive and cataract surgery, and adult and pediatric comprehensive ophthalmology. Originally from Turkey, Dr. Dogan completed medical school and his ophthalmology residency at Ankara University. He has been with UT Southwestern since 2012, when he started a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. He went on to complete a second fellowship with us in 2015 in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Following a surgery internship at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Dr. Dogan returned to the Department in 2016 to commence his residency. He graduated in June 2019.
All of the laser eye surgeons at UT Southwestern are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. They are active members in the major ophthalmology and medical organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.