Refractive surgery with Dr. Almond
Monday, March 3, 2014
Get to know Dr. Almond
“To me, of all the surgical subspecialties, ophthalmology was the most exciting. To many, the eye is a big mystery and when you go into ophthalmology, it’s your domain,” says Dr. Almond. During her cornea fellowship training, a lot was changing with new cornea treatments and surgical interventions. Many of the side effects or complications of older procedures were being decreased or even eliminated with these advancements. To Dr. Almond, mastery of refractive surgical techniques such as LASIK and PRK is a natural extension of her interest in and understanding of the cornea.
Why does a cornea specialist make a qualified refractive surgeon?
Today, those specializing in corneal surgery are typically trained in refractive surgery as well. Being a cornea specialist allows one to study the function and structure with the cornea in great detail. “We have a better understanding of which patients are the best candidates for refractive surgery, and for patients who present with a complex case, we are capable of handling anything that could arise after the surgery,” Dr. Almond says.
Dr. Almond stresses developing a trusting relationship with your ophthalmologist. “I try to be very straightforward. I have no reservations telling a patient if refractive surgery is not their best option,” says Dr. Almond.
So, why does Dr. Almond perform refractive surgery? She enjoys helping patients begin a life without dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Learn more about Dr. Almond here.
Dr. Almond is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is subspecialty trained in the areas of corneal disease and refractive surgery, having completed a fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She had extensive exposure to laser vision correction through her experience in private practice in the Fox Valley before joining BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists.