Dr. Hunter specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery and dry eye issues. He has performed thousands of refractive surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, ICL, clear lens exchange, and cataract surgery. Like most premier ophthalmologists, Dr. Hunter cares a lot about the practice of caring for eyes and he became a doctor so that he could care for people. If you are seeking an Orlando LASIK surgery expert we feel confident that Dr. Hunter can provide you with a complete solution for vision correction. The first step to achieving excellent vision is to determine your candidacy and come into our office for a complimentary evaluation. Because Dr. Hunter is a vision correction specialist he will suggest the refractive procedure that will be best for your long-term vision. If LASIK eye surgery is not an option because you have a cataract we will be happy to suggest the appropriate lens implant that can help you see better at near, far, and intermediate distances after cataract surgery. Dr. Hunter is an Orlando cataract surgeon who attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Hunter continued to hone his skills for another year through a distinguished fellowship at Durrie Vision focused entirely on refractive surgery. Dan Durrie, MD is a pioneer in cataract and refractive surgery and has participated in various FDA clinical studies.
During LASIK Dr. Hunter first applies anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye for surgery. The cornea is then marked with water-soluble ink to guide replacement of the flap. Next a suction ring is applied that is designed to hold the eye steady and also confirms the pressure of the eye. Dr. Hunter then creates a thin corneal flap using a device called a femtosecond blade-free laser. The surgeon tests for laser alignment and walks the patient through the fixation process. The corneal flap is lifted up, and the laser beam is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. The excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye. In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The flap is then replaced over the treated area. This corneal flap serves a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to determine your LASIK candidacy please feel free to complete our appointment request form and we will be happy to contact you immediately to set up the best time. Our Orlando LASIK office is conveniently located at
Post: 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd. Orlando FL, 32810
Phone: (407) 385-1620
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