Area(s) of expertise: Ophthalmologist, Refractive Surgeon
Summary of expertise:
Paul J. Dougherty, M.D. is an internationally renowned eye surgeon who has helped pioneer many of today’s most popular vision correction techniques. He serves as medical director of Los Angeles-based Dougherty Laser Vision, and as assistant clinical instructor of ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is also one of just 40 surgeons worldwide to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery – the official peer-reviewed refractive surgery specialty journal published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).Dr. Dougherty was among the first laser vision surgeons in the United States to perform LASIK on an investigational basis before it was approved by the FDA in 1995. Since then, he has performed nearly 25,000 laser procedures. Dr. Dougherty is also an authority on cataract surgery and other non-laser surgical techniques, including the new generation of implantable contact and intraocular lenses (ICLs/IOLs).
Blog/Web site: http://www.doughertylaservision.com/
Dr. Dougherty’s research has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He routinely teaches advanced surgical techniques, and lectures worldwide at universities and major ophthalmology conferences.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
The Eye-Opening Guide to Permanent Vision Correction:(Visionary Press, May 2012)
Prior media experience:
Dr. Dougherty has been featured on numerous high profile media outlets including Oprah, Fox News, NPR and E! Entertainment.
Dr. Dougherty graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest university. He then attended UCLA Medical School, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he conducted award-winning research on the then nascent field of laser vision correction. He next studied corneal and refractive surgery as a fellow at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, where he trained with Dr. Richard Lindstrom.
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