Kerry Assil

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Kerry Assil, MD

Kerry K. Assil, MD is one of the world's foremost experts in eye surgery. Dr. Assil continues to make significant advances in his field with numerous inventions and introductions of state-of-the-art technology.
Dr. Assil has trained more than 14,000 physicians in refractive and cataract surgery, more than any other surgeon worldwide. During his more than twenty years in practice, Dr. Assil has authored more than one hundred textbooks, textbook chapters and articles on refractive and cataract surgery.
He has served as editor and reviewer of multiple scientific journals, and is on the medical and scientific advisory boards of numerous eye surgical companies.  Dr. Assil is also called upon regularly to appear on network news, health and science programs as a pioneer in techniques in refractive, cataract and vision restoring surgery. He has served as the Distinguished Professor lecturer at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Baylor, Tokyo, UCLA and a host of other leading Universities.
People from all walks of life, including eye surgeons, athletes, students, teachers, business professionals and celebrities, travel from around the world to have Dr. Assil perform surgery on their eyes.
Assil Highlights
First surgeon in the world to utilize the Wavetec ORange®(ORA) technology to correct astigmatism in “real time” during cataract surgery.
First surgeon to utilize the ORange®(ORA) technology to correct for both near and distance eyeglass prescription in "real time" during cataract surgery.
First doctor in the Western United States to eliminate dry eye and red eye problems using the DELIT system (developed from IPL technology)
First surgeon in California to use iFS Femtosecond Laser System. Personally created the elliptical flap algorithm for patients having LASIK.
Inventor of eLASIK (Custom-tailored, All Laser LASIK). Creating an elliptical flap, designed to allow for a larger, more stable hinge and reducing post-LASIK dry eye.
Inventor of Reading Vision LASIK (™pending)(Published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, February, 2008.) Reading Vision LASIK provides patients the ability to see at all distances both near and far without glasses
FIrst surgeon in the world to perform epi-lasik for the correction of farsightedness (hyperopia).
U.S. FDA Principal Investigator for Tecnis® Multifocal Lens to eliminate the need for all glasses in cataract patients.
Performed first FDA- supervised Verisyse® Phakic Intraocular Lens Procedure for hyperopia; June 2000.
First North American surgeon to perform Phakic IOL surgery using the Verisyse Lens to treat extreme nearsightedness; December 1996.
First surgeon in the United States to implant the Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens to treat extreme nearsightedness in Phase III of the FDA clinical trials; May 1998.
One of two surgeons in the word to participate in all three phases of U.S. FDA clinical studies evaluating the Corneal Ring (Intacs) for correction of nearsightedness.
First surgeon in the Americas to correct Keratoconus using the Keravision Corneal Ring (ICR or Intacs).
Inventor and first surgeon in the world to perform computer-guided RK.
Inventor and first surgeon in the United States to perform two-incision RK for correction of myopic astigmatism.
Inventor and first surgeon in the world to perform the combined technique of RK; April 1991.
Dr. Assil's Areas of Specialty
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis – LASIK
Premium cataract Surgery
Laser Cataract
Photorefractive Keratectomy - PRK
Phakic Intraocular Lenses
Corneal Transplantation
IOL Exchange
Dry/Red eye therapy
Iris Repair and Reconstruction
Astigmatic Keratotomy/ Limbal Relaxing Incision
Corneal Ring – ICR (Intacs)
Advanced Pterygium Surgery

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Ophthalmologist (MD)