NYC Eye Surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont Appears in a National News Story on LASIK Surgery

April 18, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr. Sandra Belmont, a renowned New York LASIK surgeon, has been featured in a syndicated news story on laser eye surgery. Recently broadcast on KTVB News in Idaho, the report aims to educate viewers and prospective LASIK eye surgery patients about the advancements in laser vision correction since its approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995.

In the national news report, Dr. Belmont is asked to give her expert opinion on LASIK eye surgery candidacy and to correct the vision of a former LASIK patient using PRK, an alternative treatment for patients who may not qualify for LASIK. After two LASIK procedures performed by other doctors, the patient experienced deteriorating vision as well as side effects that included halos and starbursts. Dr. Belmont successfully treated the patient with PRK.

Click here to watch the report.

In recent years, Dr. Belmont has also appeared on the "Today Show," ABC News, NBC, CBS, FOX, NY1 and the Discovery Channel, and has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine and Parade magazine.

For more information on laser eye surgery with Dr. Belmont, please contact her NYC LASIK practice at (212) 486-2020.

More About Sandra Belmont, MD

Dr. Belmont is a nationally recognized LASIK eye surgeon and the spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She participated in the first FDA trial on laser vision correction and continues to serve as an investigator in LASIK studies. Throughout the course of her prolific career, Dr. Belmont has performed more than 15,000 laser eye surgeries and has successfully treated many prominent personalities, including Regis Philbin, host of "Live with Regis and Kelly," and Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." She also performed a corneal transplant surgery during a televised CBS show on screen and stage star Mandy Patinkin.

Dr. Belmont is the Director of the Resident Refractive Surgery/Laser Vision Correction Program and a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Langone New York University School of Medicine. She is a former Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cornea Service at the Laser Vision Correction Center at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, one of the most prestigious academic medical institutions in the world.

Besides LASIK and PRK, Dr. Belmont performs advanced surface ablation (ASA), CK and corneal transplant surgery.

Please call (212) 486-2020 to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Belmont.