Eye Laser Consulting is pleased to announce that internationally recognized ophthalmic surgeon, Robert M. Kershner, M.D., F.A.C.S., was again listed in the 2007-2008 Guide to "America's Top Ophthalmologists" published by the Consumers' Research Council of America in Washington, D.C. This prestigious recognition is based upon education, years in practice, and professional affiliations. He has been an honored member since 2002. It is this type of recognition that explains why people from around the world seek Dr. Kershner for his academic achievement, extensive research experience in the latest technology in vision correction and clinical excellence. Dr. Kershneris a 2002 recipient of a National Leadership Award given by Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, on behalf of the United States Congress, was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University at a special ceremony in May 2002. In giving this award to Dr. Kershner, Dean and Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dennis D. Berkey stated "we are proud to honor Dr. Kershner for his contributions. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon our alumni for their commitment to alma mater and to society."  Dr. Kershner specializes in cataract and refractive surgery and practiced for over twenty-four years in Tucson, Arizona. In 2003, Dr. Kershner relocated to Boston, Massachusetts where he continued his consulting, research, and teaching responsibilites. He continues with his research, teaching and consultation services in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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Eye Laser Consulting and Dr. Robert M. Kershner support the latest technological breakthrough in the early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma, a disease that affects millions of people worldwide (check out "Your Eyes" on this website for more information), can result in blindness if not diagnosed early before visual loss occurs.  Traditionally, ophthalmologists measure eye pressure with tonometry (18 to 20mm is a normal range), examine the optic nerve inside the eye for signs of damage (cupping), and record a computerized visual field analysis to detect loss of peripheral or side vision.  Recent advances in computer technology has enabled researchers to develop a highly powerful computer 1.7 GigaHertz that can be coupled to a laser scanning digital camera to image and record the appearance of the optic nerve without the need for dilating drops.  These images, or scans, are then recorded and analyzed by the computer creating a three-dimensional image of the nerve.  The computer can detect the slightest changes from normal, long before it can be detected by the physician with conventional examination equipment and before actual visual field loss occurs.  This tremendous breakthrough may enable surgeons to detect and treat glaucoma years before it actually affects a person's vision.  An incredible advance, the HRT is the result of years of computer development and scanning laser technology.  All individuals who have glaucoma, or are at risk of developing glaucoma due to family history, drug therapy, previous injury, or diabetes should have this HRT examination performed in our offices right now.  Followup examinations are advised at least annually thereafter and more frequently if the diagnosis of glaucoma necessitates treatment.  Ask Dr. Kershner about this amazing new technology that may prevent loss of vision.

Recently the international news magazine, Newsweek featured an article on "Seeing is Believing-Hope for the Blind" by noted Newsweek reporter, Brad Stone featuring surgery by Dr. Kershner on the incredible new Implantable Miniature Telescope for macular degeneration.

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While providing the latest techniques in vision correction procedures, we have participated in numerous Food and Drug Administration clinical trials of new techniques and medications. We contributed to a study of a new breakthrough drug for the treatment of dry eye, the new high technology intraocular lens TECNIS, and the Implantable Miniature Telescope for low vision due to macular degeneration.

Present investigational studies include new injectable intraocular lens implants for cataract surgery, new instrumentation and techniques for eye microsurgery, a new high-tech lens optic for the treatment of cataracts, new drugs for the treatment of glaucoma, the collagen glaucoma drainage device for non-penetrating surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the implantable contact lens for the permanent correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

We are committed to excellence in surgical and laser eye care, research, education and the advancement of informational technology in our field of ophthalmology.

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WHY ARE MORE ATHLETES, ACTORS, PROFESSIONALS AND NATIONAL CELEBRITIES having their eyes corrected with LASIK LASER VISION CORRECTION? Since FDA approval of Excimer Laser Vision Correction in 1995 and the advanced procedure LASIK, refractive vision correction has become an increasingly sought after procedure for athletes, actors, actresses, and professionals from firefighters to accountants who are fed up with the inconvenience, and discomfort of contacts and eyeglasses.

When high profile athletes like Greg Maddux, Troy Aikman and Tiger Woods are joined by celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Kenny G., Michael Bolton, and Barry Manilow and undergo LASIK to get rid of their glasses and contacts, it is a strong testimonial to the popularity of this procedure. You too can join our "wall of fame" and enjoy new visual freedom! Visit us now for a complimentary evaluation for LASIK and learn how you too can join the growing ranks of satisfied and excited individuals who now lead life free fromcontact lenses and eyeglasses.

KEEP YOUR EYES SAFE DURING ANY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION! Every holiday season, from New Year's to anniversaries, millions of bottles of champagne will be uncorked. But lurking behind the scenes is an often-unforeseen danger, according to Robert M. Kershner, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Eye Laser Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. "Most people don't think about it, but hundreds of Americans every year suffer needless eye injuries during the holidays." To stay safe during this time of year, Dr. Kershner suggests "When using sporting equipment, make sure to use appropriate protective headgear such as helmets, facemasks or goggles with protective polycarbonate lenses. Tennis and racket balls, can cause serious eye injuries. If at all possible avoid playing with toys that shoot projectiles." Adults should be aware when a bottle of champagne is opened in a careless manner during the holidays. Like any high velocity missile, a champagne cork carelessly misdirected at a bystander can cause serious and often painful and permanent injury to the eye. When spirits are high, most people do not think about the potential tragedy a flying champagne cork can cause." Dr. Kershner recommends following a few simple tips to prevent eye injury: 1. Keep the champagne bottle cold at all times. A warm bottle of champagne is more likely to blow its cork unexpectedly. 2. Be prepared for an unexpected explosion of the cork when the foil covering and wire hood are removed. Always cover the cork with several layers of towel prior to opening. Grasp the cork with the towel and slowly and firmly twist it to break the seal, keeping the bottle at a 45-degree angle. 3. Never point the top of a champagne bottle towards any object you do not want to hit. Enjoy your celebration with both eyes wide open but safely protected.


When Becton Dickinson & Company (BD), a 3.6 billion dollar medical technology company that manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices and systems for use by healthcare professionals, medical research institutions, industry and the general public, looks to feature a surgeon on the cover of its 2000 Annual Report, they turned to Tucson ophthalmologist, Robert M. Kershner, M.D., F.A.C.S. In its featured articles on “Tools for Human Health,” B.D. invited Dr. Kershner to be interviewed and photographed for the report. “In recent years, nothing less than a revolution has occurred in ophthalmic surgery – the stuff of science fiction,” according to Robert M. Kershner, M.D., F.A.C.S., a pioneer in refractive and cataract surgery. LASIK, the new eye reshaping laser procedure, which has received all the recent media attention, is dependent upon a microkeratome blade, the instrument surgeons use to generate a smooth consistent cut in the cornea." Dr. Kershner, who has helped to develop new surgical blades for cataract and refractive surgery, was quoted in the article, "Improving Human Health… in the Operating Room.” B.D. has been a cutting edge medical technology company offering new products in ophthalmic surgery such as the clear cornea incision system, and the new “atomic edge blade,” which is comparable to a diamond blade – currently the sharpest surgical blade – for use in eye microsurgery. “When one of the top medical technology companies in the world calls upon you for your photograph and input, its hard to say no,” said Dr. Kershner. “What I didn’t know when I consulted with BD, was that they would feature me in their article on surgery and use my photograph on the cover of their 2000 Annual Report.” Dr. Kershner who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery and practiced ophthalmology in Tucson, Arizona. He has authored over two hundred scientific articles, contributed to eighteen textbooks on eye microsurgery and lectures internationally to other ophthalmologists. He can be reached at the Eye Laser Consulting in Boston, MAssachusetts.

Dr. Kershner, who is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Moran Eye Center and Director Emeritus of the Eye Laser Center in Tucson, Arizona, was honored as the IK HO Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Kershner who performed surgery and demonstrated surgical techniques to doctors in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, China was an invited speaker and Symposium Chairman at the Asia-Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery held in Taipei, Taiwan. He spoke at the South African Congress of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, held in Capetown, South Africa, and was guest speaker at the First International Congress on Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery held in Lausanne, Switzerland. More recently, Dr. Kershner has been an invited lecturer for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and numerous regional and international symposia on eye microsurgery. He continues his research, and teaching and consults with worldwide leaders in medical, pharmaceutical and surgery. For a complete listing of Dr. Kershner's professional activities and accomplishments click here:

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