LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is currently one of the most frequently performed elective procedures in North America. It is a highly effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for most low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye.
- The LASIK Procedure
- Anesthetic drops are applied to the eye.
- A protective flap is created and gently lifted by the surgeon, revealing the inner corneal tissue.
- Computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of your cornea. As the laser pulses, it makes a ticking sound. The inner corneal layer is reshaped with the laser to mimic your contact lens or glasses prescription.
- The surgeon gently replaces the flap and aligns it to its original position. It heals naturally and securely.
- Some patients may feel slight irritation for a few hours, but most are quite comfortable after a nap and rest.
As Medical Director of TLC North Jersey, Dr. Fox continues to stand apart as one of the most accomplished corneal and refractive surgeons in the Greater Metropolitan area. He has performed over 20,000 refractive surgical procedures since 1996 and continues to excel as a leader and authority in the field as a clinician, teacher and patient advocate.
Dr. Fox was a Merit Society Scholar and Honors graduate of Colgate University. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Following a residency in Ophthalmology at Boston University Medical Center, Dr. Fox completed his training with a fellowship in Corneal and Refractive surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Fox is a clinical instructor in corneal transplantation surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and is a frequent lecturer on topics in Refractive surgery at the national meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He was most recently invited to speak on topics in laser vision correction at the International Medical Advisory Board meeting of Optical Express in Glasgow Scotland. In addition to authoring several notable scientific papers on laser vision correction, he has designed instrumentation used during procedures to improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Fox has been a pioneer in the introduction of new technologies in vision correction to the metropolitan area including Intacs corneal implants for patients with keratoconus and ICL surgery (intra ocular contact lenses) for those individuals with prescriptions out of range for conventional laser surgery.
In addition to multiple citations in the print media including Elle and Town and Country Magazine, Dr. Fox has made frequent appearances on ABC television's "The View" and "Good Morning America" and was most recently been featured on the CBS Evening News as a national expert in LASIK surgery. He has been selected as one of the areas best Refractive surgeons by New York Magazine and the Castle Connelly guide.