While Dr. Columbus was in Manhattan NY at Cornell Medical Center in his eye fellowship he was involved with the FDA study for a revolutionary new procedure called LTK. With LTK a small circular ring of laser spots is placed in a circular fashion outside the center of the visual axis. This circular ring of spots created a “belt tightening constriction” almost like squeezing a balloon creating a steepening effect of the cornea. This steepening effect made our farsighted Manhattan NY patients see very clear for distance, intermediate and sometimes near thus eliminating their bifocals. The procedure was very safe and easy for our Manhattan NY patients: the procedure easy a fast one second treatment! Most of our Manhattan NY patients saw clearly immediately right after the one second treatment with the best vision in one month. Dr. Columbus in his early years of his practice performed LTK with his patients who were happy with their results. With the advent of laser vision correction to correct farsightedness, Dr. Columbus no longer performs this LTK procedure but was one of the best and safest procedures to correct ones vision!
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About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.