Serving patients throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Michael Mazaheri, M.D., is a true leader in his field who provides no-cut LASIK, which requires no corneal incisions. His commitment to high-quality care begins with superior training and surgical skill and continues with customized laser vision correction utilizing the most advanced technologies, including Wavefront™ guided LASIK.
After beginning college at a very early age, Dr. Michael Mazaheri spent the next 13 years of his life studying to become an eye surgeon. Having earned his Bachelors of Science in chemistry from George Mason University, Dr. Mazaheri went on to earn his medical degree from East Virginia Medical School. Following a pediatrics internship at Georgetown Medical Center, Dr. Mazaheri attended the State University of New York for his eye surgery training and then headed to Johns Hopkins, one of the leading eye institutes in the world.
After training at the John Hopkins Medical Center with eminent physician Dr. Steven Slade, Dr. Michael Mazaheri received the knowledge and instruction necessary to perform general and complex eye surgeries for his patients. Now a leading Dallas area LASIK eye surgeon, Dr. Mazaheri’s philosophy is that patients deserve the highest quality of care once they step into his office. He utilizes his superior training and experience to provide LASIK eye surgery patients from throughout the DFW Metroplex with the highest possible standard of care.
Dr. Michael Mazaheri is committed to personally spending several hours with each patient to carefully plan individual treatments and to ensure that any LASIK measurements taken are absolutely correct. In fact, there are NO technicians at The M LASIK Center that do any LASIK related measurements. As a reward for the precision and care that he puts into his work, LASIK eye surgeon Michael Mazaheri, M.D., receives numerous referrals from satisfied patients, and has an outstanding record of success. Continually called upon by physicians far and wide for their own LASIK vision correction needs, Dr. Mazaheri is now considered a premier Dallas area LASIK eye surgeon.
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Hi, I’m Doctor Michael Mazaheri. ‘Lasik without a flap or cut’ is what I believe is the ultimate experience in our laser room. I had this procedure performed on my own eyes and in a matter of 30 seconds I went from 20/400 to 20/20! I had always told patients the actual procedure is painless, but when I had it done it made me realize it was easier than putting my contact lenses in my eyes. However, I have to say it did make it a lot nicer being involved in my own eyes’ measurements and laser parameter set up.
I have had commercial airline pilots, military staff and many doctors come to me for this, because we take out the cutting factor and it relieves a lot of anxiety!
Lasik or intralasik involves a flap-making procedure, after removing the flap then you can place the excimer laser to correct the prescription. In the flapless version we do not cut, but instead remove the epithelium and reach the cornea at a much less superficial layer.
This also leaves much more cornea tissue available for the patient. Many patients with thin cornea do qualify under this ‘no cut’ Lasik version.
This technique was known as ‘PRK’ a decade ago! We refer to it as ‘Lasik without the flap’ because it is just that. When it was called ‘PRK’ we had FDA approval, but our experience, technique, lasers and post-op medicines truly limited this procedure. Today some people call it ‘advanced PRK’ or ‘advanced surface ablation’; or a variation is called lasek. We call it ‘flapless Lasik’, which is easier to understand! Because it’s just a non-cutting lasik and nothing more or less in reality.
Now advanced lasers make this the true contender against the cutting version of Lasik surgery. The biggest negative in flapless Lasik is that you need to take more time off from work for the healing and the vision does get blurry for a few days before it gets sharp. Based on the age and prescription it varies. I drove myself home after the procedure and performed Lasik surgery on a congressman 6 days later with no trouble (This Congressman was not a candidate for the cutting Lasik and I agree that he was not a good candidate for the cutting Lasik. However, I performed the flapless Lasik on him with results that exceeded his expectations and he has been a great source of referrals for difficult Lasik patients). However, as I recommended to my patient who was a commercial airline pilot and for you too, it’d be best to take a few extra days off to be absolutely safe and I do recommend that you bring a driver to help you get back home on the day of your flapless Lasik procedure!
The no-cut Lasik (flapless Lasik) is approved by the FDA using real human eye’s and there results.
Also when it comes to custom Lasik, the cutting makes the custom program inaccurate because the flap-making part of Lasik is after the measurements and that alters the calculations….the flapless lasik (no cut Lasik) does not have that fallacy in its measurement!
The two techniques are almost identical; however, in the flapless Lasik the surgeon operates on the superficial layer of the cornea! The same laser is used for the regular Lasik and the non-cutting Lasik.
Having close to 15 years of experience in the FDA approved No-Cutting flapless procedure, also known as Advanced PRK, Dr. Mazaheri is one of the most experienced flapless LASIK surgeons in the nation.
Dr. Mazaheri has extensive research on healing processes of the corneas at 1992, as a third year medical student. His name is among the co-authors for that research paper. Similarly, the next generation Advanced PRK has its roots in corneal healing.
He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from George Mason University and a Medical Degree from East Virginia Medical School in 1993. His eye surgery training was at State University of New York, and for LASIK training he attended John’s Hopkins, one of the leading eye institutes in the world. There his training was with Dr. Steven Slade, the pioneer in refractive surgery.
Some of Dr. Mazaheri’s patients include congressmen, councilmen, mayors, airline pilots and family members of other LASIK surgeons.
In 1998 Dr. Mazaheri established the M Lasik Center in Dallas, TX, and is now a leading eye surgeon in DFW metroplex area. By utilizing his superior training and experience, he now provides LASIK eye surgery to his patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Garland, Richardson, and other Dallas surrounding cities.
His philosophy is that his patients deserve the highest quality of care from the second they step into his office. His personal commitment to patients, his tireless endeavor in research and study of new techniques in LASIK surgery, post-surgery care, and his patent pending technique, are what make him stand out in LASIK community.
Dr. Mazaheri performs the No-Cutting Dallas LASIK procedure (Advanced PRK) with the patient’s utmost safety and comfort in mind. He utilizes the most advanced and precise technology such as Wavefront guided Flapless LASIK technology.
After extensive work during the measurement taking process, Dr. Mazaheri first uses a brush-like device to remove a few cellular layers of the outer layer of the patient’s cornea, known as epithelium. He then carefully uses an excimer laser to reshape the area based on the obtained measurements. The laser is applied to each eye for generally less than a minute. After rinsing the reshaped surface, he will then place a protective contact lens over the ablated area to help with the healing process. This contact lens will be removed 3-4 days after the surgery.
Dr. Mazaheri then carefully monitors his patient’s progress during and after the healing stage.
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Dr. Mazaheri did such an outstanding laser surgery on my eyes that I referred four other members of my family. We are all extremely happy with our results.
David S. Alkek, M.D.