Rochester Eye Care PLLC
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Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.

Rochester Eye Care
1282 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 650-2255

Monday 10-6
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 10-7
Friday 9-5
Some Saturdays 9-1


LASEK Laser Eye Surgery -- Dr. Weingarten Eye Surgeon in Detroit / Rochester, MI

LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is a variation of PRK and LASIK. It is used mostly for people with corneas that are too thin for LASIK. In LASEK, the epithelium, or outer layer of the cornea, is removed using a diluted alcohol solution. An excimer laser is then used to sculpt the corneal tissue underneath. Following the procedure, the epithelium is placed back over the eye. A bandaged contact lens is then placed into the eye and is worn for about five days or until the epithelium has healed. Detroit/Rochester LASEK patients who undergo this procedure generally experience increased eye irritation and longer recovery time compared to LASIK. However, the long-term results are similar.

Additional Information

Dr. Weingarten is an extremely talented eye surgeon who has been serving patients in Detroit and Rochester for many years, providing the safest and most advanced vision correction treatments, including LASIK, cataract surgery as well as general ophthalmologic services and eye exams. In addition, Dr. Weingarten is one of the most sought after eye surgeons by patients suffering from complex eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes-induced eye diseases.


What is your age?
Do you have dry eye problems?
Has your glasses or contact prescription been stable for at least 12 months?
Do you know your prescription?
Do you wear reading glasses or bifocals?
Have you ever had an eye injury or eye surgery?
Over 98% of LASIK patients see 20/20 or better after surgery. The results of LASIK laser vision correction have been tremendous for literally millions of people. Despite the amazing safety and results of this procedure there are associated risks. Are you willing to discuss these risks with our LASIK coordinator?

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