Dr. George Rozakis, M.D.

Meet Dr. George Rozakis, M.D., an independent laser eye surgeon at The LASIK Vision Institute.

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Dr. George Rozakis is a pioneer in the field of refractive surgery and performs 400 cases per month for The LASIK Vision Institute (LVI). He has performed close to 10,000 LASIK and PRK cases for LVI. His clinical experience is vast and his surgical skills impeccable. He prefers LASIK over PRK whenever possible. Dr. Rozakis is a biomedical engineer and he applies his engineering and math skills to his surgery by amassing data on each surgery he does to benefit the next patient he operates upon. He has a 5000-eye database that he routinely checks before performing surgery. His
visual outcomes are excellent.

Dr. Rozakis attended Cornell Medical College in New York. He studied ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center and successfully began a solo private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Rozakis was one of the first surgeons in the United States to do PRK as part of an FDA study in 1988. His second love is working with Ph.D.’s in biochemistry to find newer and better ways to stop blindness from macular degeneration and assist in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Between 1992 and 1994, Dr. Rozakis did what was to become LASIK, using a surgical tool called a microkeratome, in a procedure called ALK and wrote a book on this subject matter called Refractive Lamellar Keratoplasty. Seeing the need to combine
the microkeratome and Laser, Dr. Rozakis developed his own laser technology becoming the second surgeon in the United States to perform LASIK in 1994 for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During these years he also created and patented a new method for performing custom LASIK. After realizing the
weaknesses of LASIK for the very nearsighted and farsighted, he pioneered the use of inside the eye contact lenses and holds patents in this area.

Dr. Rozakis has also received multiple awards for his work including the 2015 Crain’s Award for Advancements in Health Care and the 1998 International KMSG (Keratomileusis Study Group) Innovators Award for LASIK Eye Surgery (Barraquer Award).