What shall we watch today?
This site contains unedited video of LASIK surgery performed by James S. Lewis, MD of ihatemyglasses.com. We have password protected each video to maintain patient privacy and so that you can share your experience with friends, co-workers and family.
If you have had surgery before March, 2009 and would like your video uploaded please contact us.
Video will be uploaded only you sign the release and can be withdrawn at any time. This site is for your entertainment and enlightenment.
You can find video of LASIK surgery all over the internet. It is more difficult to find unedited surgerical video showing all of the steps in real-time.
All patients are given a DVD containing their actual LASIK, EPi-LASIK, or PRK procedure. We will also place your surgery on your ipod, iphone, itouch, or other video player.
Dr. James Lewis is unique in his willingness to provide all patients with their own, unedited surgery.
Dr. Lewis also burns a copy of all intraocular surgery including Visian ICL, Crystalens, Corneal Transplantation, Intacs, DSEK, Cataracts and AquaFlow™ procedures for his patients. He believes this provides transparency and aids understanding
Featured Video: Epi-LASIK
You can learn more about the Epi-LASIK procedure, advanced surface ablation. Epi-LASIK is bladeless and flapless. Studies show this technique offers the smoothest surface for excimer laser photoablation and consequently the highest quality vision.
Featured Video: SBK
SBK (Sub-Bowman's Keratomileuisis) is really ultra thin-flap LASIK. The advantage of LASIK is the extremely rapid visual recovery and the absence of discomfort. SBK achieves a flap thickness of 99 microns surpassing the flap thickness results of the IntraLase™. SBK maximizes corneal strength, and maintains shape and the biomechanical properties of the eye without sacrificing comfort or convenience.
Some patient do better with insertion of the Visian Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL). Take a moment to watch this exciting surgery. It involves placing an implant inside the eye rather than reshaping a patient's cornea.
Some patients looking for LASIK actually need cataract surgery. The good news for them is that they can have the same freedom from glasses LASIK patients expect. Now that the Crystalens™ Accommodating Implant is available they can also read without glasses. Watch a Crystalens surgery.
The very first laser based refractive corneal surgery was PRK or Photorefractive Keratoplasty. We still use this procedure in a select group of patients not qualifying for Epi-LASIK. These are usually more complex clinical conditions or enhancements.