Baltimore Ophthalmologist Takes Personal Approach To LASIK Procedures

Dr. Jay C. Grochmal personally performs each aspect of his LASIK procedures from consultation to postoperative care to avoid unnecessary errors and reduce risks.

Baltimore, MD – LASIK surgeon Jay C. Grochmal, MD strives to serve his patients with compassionate care and a personal touch. At Grochmal Eye Center, he personally performs all LASIK laser vision correction screenings, examinations, surgeries and post-operative care. He believes that taking a hands-on, expert approach to all aspects of patient care can ultimately decrease the risk of error and enhance the final results.

According to Dr. Grochmal, LASIK is the most popular variation of excimer laser vision correction performed at Grochmal Eye Center. By reshaping the cornea (the outer window of the eye), he says light rays are able to focus more precisely on the patient’s retina, reducing or eliminating refractive errors and common vision problems. The procedure can treat and correct a number of conditions, including:

At Grochmal Eye Center, all LASIK procedures are performed without the need for a surgical blade coming anywhere near the eye. One type of laser is used to create a corneal flap and another laser is used to reshape the cornea itself in order to better refract light, ultimately working to improve distance vision. Recent FDA studies report that 100% of 189 patients who underwent CustomVue™ refractive eye surgery reported post-operative 20/40 vision or better without contact lenses or glasses. Of those patients, 94% reported 20/20 vision, and 74% reported 20/16 vision or better.

Dr. Grochmal notes that CustomVue™ LASIK refractive eye surgery is his preferred way to perform LASIK, as this technology allows the newly reshaped cornea to be custom-tailored for each patient to such a degree that many higher orders of optical aberrations (visual distortions) are corrected. He adds that this custom-tailoring, enhanced by Wavefront™ technology that allows for a more advanced level of precision over traditional refractive eye surgery, typically results in a higher quality visual outcome.

When determining if one of his patients is a candidate for LASIK surgery, Dr. Grochmal evaluates the patient’s tear film, pupil size, corneal thickness, corneal shape, and total refractive state as well as the overall health of the patient’s eyes. Furthermore, Dr. Grochmal says he also discusses the patient’s personal expectations for the procedure to ensure that patients are informed about every step of the LASIK process – from preoperative preparation to postoperative care – and that they achieve the results they are seeking.

About Jay C. Grochmal, MD
Dr. Jay C. Grochmal serves on the staff of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital and travels on medical missionary trips to Third World countries with a variety of religious organizations. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland and went on to complete his residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology where he achieved the rank of Chief Resident. In addition to laser vision correction, Dr. Grochmal treats patients affected by common eye and vision conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Dr. Grochmal is available for interview upon request.

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