Dr. John Doane Discusses SMILE Vision at Walter Reed

Dr. John Doane was recently an Invited Guest Lecturer to Ophthalmology Departments of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center & the National Eye Institute, NIH (NEI). Walter Reed serves more than 150,000 of our nation’s active duty and retired military men and women. NEI conducts vision research, training and other programs that contribute to prevention and treatment of eye conditions. Together, these departments educate ophthalmologists for the Armed Forces domestically and internationally.  

Dr. John Doane Discusses SMILE Vision Correction

Dr. Doane was honored to receive the invitation to speak on his experience in ophthalmology advancements and involvement with both Lamellar Refractive Surgery and the Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) FDA clinical trial.  Following the lecture, Dr. Doane participated in grand rounds and open discussion with commanding officers and residents.

SMILE will be a step forward for military personnel deployed in various extreme climates and activities across the globe. SMILE is an innovative refractive procedure designed to treat myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.  After clinical trials, the flapless technique will be a promising alternative to LASIK surgery with biomechanical advantages and faster postop recovery. Discover Vision Centers is one of five centers in the US involved in the comprehensive study conducted by the FDA.

Dr. John Doane is an internationally renowned refractive surgeon who leads the Refractive Surgery Team at Discover Vision Centers in Leawood, Kansas.  As leaders in clinical research, Discover Vision Centers’ doctors pioneer a number of ongoing research studies.  Its three ambulatory surgery centers and nine clinic locations in Missouri and Kansas include more than thirty doctors and over 300 staff members dedicated to the providing the latest solutions in vision correction.  


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