Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. is selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue 2012.
Neither procedure in and of itself is painful. In general, the LASIK procedure is more uncomfortable than PRK because pressure is felt when the suction ring is applied during flap formation. In both procedures, patients with small eyes tend to have more discomfort than the average patient when the speculum is placed. The speculum is… Read the full article
Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. is selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue 2011.
If you have worn eyeglasses or contacts most of your life, the possibility of having good eyesight without them may seem remote. But today, high success rates with LASIK and PRK are inspiring more people to seriously contemplate laser eye surgery. A good way to get started is to address these two questions: Am I… Read the full article
LASIK and Myopic Correction As explained earlier, patients who are nearsighted have corneas with too much curvature in proportion to the length of their eyes. Once the corneal flap is made and lifted back, the excimer laser reshapes the underlying stroma to achieve a flatter cornea. The surgeon’s carful, precise measurements, which are programmed into… Read the full article
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) The procedure that originally made wide use of the excimer laser was photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), first performed in 1987. Instead of using a microkeratome to remove the corneal disc, PRK uses the laser to accurately sculpt the cornea one microscopic layer at a time. PRK has seen vast improvements since those early days. PRK sculpts… Read the full article
Most people who have had an eye exam that includes a test to measure visual acuity, clarity or sharpness of vision, recognize the simple notation 20/20 as meaning “normal vision.” What do those numbers mean? Let’s say your vision is 20/40. That means you can see at twenty feet what a person with normal vision can see… Read the full article
Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. is selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue 2010.
Common Vision Problems Your Boston eye doctor may refer to your vision problem as your refractive error, or focusing problem. How well you see is determined, for the most part, by how accurately your eyes are able to bend, or refract, light. In a normal eye, the focus comes to a point on the retina. But sometimes… Read the full article
Sight is our most precious sense. Our eyes enable us to take in the surrounding world. Without sight, the way we perceive the world would be forever changed. No wonder the eyes are often elevated in literature, art, religion, and philosophy to symbolize everything from the windows of the soul to supreme wisdom. Indeed, the… Read the full article