Dr. Carlson

Perfect cataract surgery produces the optimal or ideal surgical outcome resulting from a sequence of individual steps that perfectly build upon each other.  For Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC, most of his surgery is fairly complex and often referred by other eye doctors and surgeons.  But even the most complex case can usually be broken down into individual steps that connect to maximize benefit while minimizing risk.  Today, he demonstrates the most basic steps of a low risk cataract procedure for patients interested in learning the fundamentals behind routine cataract surgery that includes implantation of an intraocular lens or IOL.