February Q & A with Refractive Surgeon Dr. James J. Salz, MD

Dr. James Salz

Refractive surgeon talks to Haute MD about what to expect from LASIK.

  • How frequently do you perform LASIK surgery/procedures?

Usually two times per week.

  • Are you currently involved in the teaching and education of residents or other credentialed surgeons?

Yes, I help teach cataract surgery to residents at USC and I instruct new surgeons in the use of the Intralase, Allegretto and Visx lasers at our laser center in Beverly Hills.

  • What is the expected “down time” from LASIK surgery before a patient may resume regular activities?

They can see well enough to go to work the next day. We advise no heavy workouts or swimming for at least a week, but everything else is fine.

  • May the procedure be repeated?

Yes, about 5% of patients may require a touch up surgery, usually 6 to 8 weeks after the first surgery.

  • What is your most memorable success story?

I have performed procedures on a professional baseball player and a professional hockey player allowing them to play without glasses or contacts. The most rewarding procedures are in patients with extreme nearsightedness where they can’t find their way out of a room. I recently did LASIK on a patient who was also born deaf and highly nearsighted, and now she can function without glasses, which was very dramatic and rewarding for me.

  • Where are your 3 favorite places to eat?

Devino in Brentwood, Enterprise Fish in Santa Monica for Lobster and In and Out Burger anywhere.

Dr. James J. Salz, M.D, has over 27 years of experience in corneal refractive surgery and has been honored with the Barraquer Award and a Lifetime Achievement award by the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. These are the top international honors that are awarded to eye surgeons for their contributions to the field of refractive surgery. Dr. James Salz has been and still is one of the principal investigators for the FDA trials involving the use of lasers to successfully and safely correct most vision problems. As a leading spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. James Salz has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, PBS, TV news programs and has been quoted extensively in major ophthalmology publications and other national magazines (such as Newsweek and Life) in the USA and abroad. Mm the moonwalker, https://essayclick.net because global learning is unexplored territory in education