LASIK, intraocular lens implant treatments available through UTMB Eye Center

Posted: March 2009

A UTMB University Eye Center faculty member made history in March when he implanted the first toric intraocular lens at UMTB. The surgery to implant the lens is specially designed to correct astigmatism in a procedure that also removes cataracts.

Dr. Oday Alsheikh and other eye center faculty members also perform LASIK, a service available to patients through the Friendswood Eye Center.

Dr. Alsheikh's subspecialty focus is cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery. He treats both pediatric and adult corneal patients, with a wide range of surgical techniques including full thickness and lamellar corneal transplantation, DSEK, corneal surface reconstruction, excision of conjunctival surface tumors, and pterygium removal.

Dr. Alsheikh has a special interest in complex cataracts and is certified for INTACS in treating early keratoconus and refractive errors. He is also a certified LASIK surgeon. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ASCRS, and is a fellow in the Cornea Society.

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