Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Cohen, a board-certified ophthalmologist, performed the first implantable contact lens procedure (ICL), in the tri-state area. ICLs serve as a LASIK alternative for patients with high myopia (extreme nearsightedness). He was featured on both Fox and ABC news
He also restored sight to a legally blind man who hadn’t seen out of one eye for decades. And, he performed the first artificial cornea procedure for end stage corneal disease in the tri-state area, which got him featured on CBS news.
Dr. Cohen also developed his own sutureless technique for pterygium excision with a limbal stem cell allograft using tissue glue, which has helped numerous patients get free from these troublesome growths.
Because with more than twenty years of experience and dual-fellowship credentials, Dr. Cohen has performed thousands of successful procedures. He is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the nation, and a recognized authority on laser eye surgery technology.
Dr. Cohen has spent years researching and analyzing visual outcomes to determine which techniques are safest and provide the best results for patients. He is highly skilled in the following procedures:
• LASIK eye surgery (multiple varieties)
• Cataract surgery (including the safer and more precise laser surgery)
• Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL), which treats keratoconus
• Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
• Glaucoma treatments including laser surgery
• Many other specialized procedures
Dr. Cohen’s track record includes:
• 1500 cataract surgeries per year
• Thousands of LASIK procedures
• Personal consultations with every patient before doing a procedure (not all surgeons do this)
• 0.1% complication rate for cataract surgery (national rate is about 3%)
• Handling complications like flap problems from other surgeons’ LASIK and cataract surgeries
• Expertise in determining your suitability as a candidate for specific procedures – this is the #1 reason for his high success rate
Dr. Cohen wants you to know that an inexperienced surgeon, especially in LASIK and other laser procedures, is not a bargain, and neither is older technology. Both may cost less up front, but if you don’t get the best results, and risk having additional complications and the need for follow-up procedures, you don’t really save on costs or experience that breakthrough quality of life you desire.