Welcome to the Madigan Army Medical Center’s Refractive Surgery Clinic web page. The Refractive Surgery Center
performs over 1000 PRK / LASIK procedures annually and is responsible for providing quality, responsive service and support
to our Active duty troops. Please feel free to browse through our Clinic web page. It is our hope that you will find it an
educational and informational experience enabling you to better understand the intricacies of the Refractive surgeries done
today at Madigan Army Medical Center. We oversee Ophthalmology residency training programs in laser procedures to correct
refractive errors to include Myopia / Hyperopia among with many others. The Refractive Surgery Center is committed to careful
evaluation of all care rendered and active participation in hospital initiatives to improve the process of health care
delivery and the quality of health care.
Refractive Surgery Documents
About Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery
Chief of Refractive Surgery heads this subspecialty area which involves the diagnosis and
management of diseases of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids, including
corneal dystrophies, microbial infections, conjunctival and corneal tumors,
inflammatory processes and anterior ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.
Training in this area frequently includes corneal transplant surgery and corneal
surgery to correct refractive errors.
(Illustration of cut LASIK flap and laser applied to reshape the underlying corneal bed)
Special expertise: Corneal surgery, including transplantation and laser refractive surgery
including excimer laser, pediatric and high risk keratoplasty, combinations of corneal transplantation with other
procedures, such as intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgery.
Diagnostic capabilities include: mapping of the corneal surface through computerized corneal
topography and photokeratoscopy.
Corneal function testing uses specular mircoscopy, pachymetry, slit-lamp photo - and video- microscopy,
iris fluorescein angiography, specialized diagnostic microbiology, and ocular cell surface cytology.