Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, and Aaisha A. Gulani, BS, share how epithelial-based refractive surgery can allow surgeons to achieve unprecedented vision results with the least invasive procedures in even the most complex cases.
For many years, I have been traveling the world teaching surgeons about Corneoplastique—my philosophy and practice whereby any eye with visual potential can attain 20/20 or better unaided vision with individualized use of the entire range of ocular surface, corneal, and intraocular techniques.1
This approach focuses on the refractive endpoint of unaided emmetropia and considers the spectrum of available techniques in a holistic way to prepare and repair the eye. As a result, virgin eyes with refractive error can achieve vision beyond 20/20, and nearly any post-surgical problem can be repaired to 20/20.
In addition, noncandidates —for reasons including corneal scar, thin cornea, ectasia, and irregular astigmatism—can be converted to candidates for pursuing excellent vision results.
Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS
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Dr. Gulani, an anterior segment specialist and creator of the Corneoplastique concept of vision correction, is the founder of Gulani Vision Institute in Jacksonville, FL.
Aaisha A. Gulani, BS
Ms. Gulani is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where she’s concentrating on healthcare management and finance at the Wharton School of Business.
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6. Gulani AC. Irregular astigmatism to 20/20. Presentation at the International Refractive Surgery Congress, Shanghai, China, May 2018.
7. Gulani AC. Corneal re-shaping for irregular astigmatism: back to 20/20. Presentation at the Advanced Refractive Congress, Ft Lauderdale, FL, July 2018.