RSC’s Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of some of the world’s leading refractive surgeons, greatest thought-leaders and innovators who review and approve our articles, as well as identify and interpret the latest clinical research findings in the field of refractive surgery. Together, they take an extensive look at everything the Refractive Surgery Council publishes. This is to ensure we are providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information available on vision correction procedures, including LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICLs and more. No other organization has this kind of team in place, ensuring that the information an individual needs to make an informed decision about their vision is available. Their expertise and commitment are what sets us apart for those researching. This trusted group includes ophthalmologists and clinicians from:
- American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
- American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS)
- Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA)
We’re fortunate to work with many leading experts in the fields of refractive surgery and eye health to make it happen, including:
John F. Doane, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist, renowned LASIK surgeon and leader of Discover Vision’s Refractive Team in Kansas City. Specializing in advance cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and refractive surgery, Dr. Doane been performing LASIK laser vision correction since it was first approved by the FDA in 1995. He is 1 of only 5 refractive surgeons in the country involved in the clinical trials for SMILE, the latest vision correction technique approved by the FDA in 2016. Dr. Doane was the 2017 president of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, an esteemed group of leading eye doctors and executives dedicated to improving patients’ quality of life through education and advocacy.
Eric Donnenfeld, M.D., an internationally-recognized refractive surgeon and founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut. He is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU. Dr. Donnenfeld served as president of many professional societies including the Nassau Surgical Society, cornea section of ASCRS, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He has written over 180 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and 25 book chapters and books. Dr. Donnenfeld is a past president of ASCRS.
Richard Lindstrom, M.D., who is the founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology, Associate Director: Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Board Member: University of Minnesota Foundation, and Visiting Professor: UC Irvine: Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Dr. Lindstrom is a board certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon. He also is a past president of ASCRS.
Robert Maloney, M.D. was the first eye surgeon in western North America to perform LASIK surgery as part of the original FDA clinical trials. He is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCLA and Director of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, in Los Angeles, California. He has trained more than 1,000 eye surgeons in the use of the excimer laser and has personally performed more than 65,000 vision-correction surgeries. Dr. Maloney has been a principal investigator for nineteen FDA clinical trials including the implantable contact lens, wavefront-guided LASIK, and the Light Adjustable Lens for cataract surgery.
Greg Parkhurst, MD, FACS is the founder and physician CEO of Parkhurst NuVision. As an accomplished eye surgeon during a decorated military career, Greg serves as a key opinion leader in the specialty of vision correction surgery. In 2014, he was a founding member and President of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, a global professional society of over 500 eye surgeons from 35+ countries and 6 continents. Greg is also a professor of refractive surgery, having trained multiple residents and fellows, and is a Trustee of the World College of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Parkhurst started the Eye2Eye program to fund a blindness-curing surgery in the developing world for every vision surgery performed within his practices, resulting in thousands of people in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central America no longer being blind.
Dr. Sheri Rowen, medical director at NVISION Eye Centers in Newport Beach, is a board-certified physician who has pioneered new treatments and techniques for cataract surgery. Dr. Rowen has served as clinical instructor at the Wilmer Eye Institute and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland, training residents for many years. She is considered a key opinion leader in ophthalmology and enjoys teaching residents and her peers by sharing new concepts about surgical innovations and related pharmaceutical treatments. Her scientific articles, papers and interviews continue to populate the field. Honored with a 20-year Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for continued service in teaching each and every year.
Dr. Neda Shamie is a renowned cataract, LASIK and corneal surgeon and partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles. Recognized as an expert in complex vision correction surgery, Dr. Shamie performs the full spectrum of procedures including advanced lens laser cataract surgery, LASIK & PRK, DSEK & DMEK, and Collagen Cross-Linking. Dr. Shamie has co-authored over 50 publications on the topics of cataract surgery and corneal transplantation, written 8 chapters for surgical textbooks and has led international lectures, courses, and seminars teaching colleagues about the advances in vision correction surgery.
Kerry D. Solomon, M.D. is an internationally recognized leader in cataract surgery, LASIK vision correction and dry eye therapy. Based in Charleston, S.C., he is the managing partner at Carolina Eyecare Physicians and serves as the Director of the Carolina Eyecare Research Institute, which tests and improves technologies and procedures for cataract surgery, refractive lens surgery, LASIK vision correction, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Solomon is a past president of ASCRS.
Vance Thompson, M.D. is an internationally recognized specialist in refractive cornea, phakic IOL, and lens-based surgery. He is the Founder of Vance Thompson Vision Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the Director of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Thompson serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. In nearly three decades, Dr. Thompson has performed more than 100,000 vision correction surgeries and remains among a select group of refractive and cataract surgeons who prioritize innovative, advanced surgical techniques.
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