Dr. Michael Duplessie – Corneal and Lasik Pioneer, Expert Cataract Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

FRCS Ophthalmology
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,
Scotland, United Kingdom

Dr. Michael Duplessie – Corneal and Lasik Pioneer, Cataract Surgeon is the eye surgeon to take care of your corneal, lasik, refractive or cataract problems .

Recommended again and again by some of the top physicians in the world and including Presidents of countries, and members of multiple Royal families among his patients.

Dr. Duplessie decided to a physician while working with the Japanese Red Cross at Sa Kaeo refugee camp, the first organized refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border.  Persevering after the Japanese Red Cross fled over security concerns, he worked in a thatched roof 1200 bed hospital without walls, with patients lying on mats on dirt floors. Always integrating charity into his medical practice, he has never forgotten those who are less fortunate.

Dr Michael Duplessie has advanced training from:

University of Notre Dame
• Royal College of Surgeons, in Ireland
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
• National Eye Institute,  National Institute Of Health
• George Washington University Hospital
• Duke University Eye Center
• Summa Health Care
• University of South Florida Eye Institute

Dr. Michael Duplessie has performed thousands of  cataract operations and over 30,000 LASIK procedures and has undergone laser eye surgery himself.  He is qualified to provide the highest level of medical and surgical eye care.

Lasik Pioneer: Organizer of the first and largest United States Lasik Course and Wet Lab

The first United States Lasik course popularized the name LASIK; at that time it was called E-IKM. Since the lasik course and textbook chapters, over 30,000,000 patients have had lasik.

Lasik: First textbook chapter on myopic lasik surgery

Corneal Pioneer : Editor of  Advances in Refractive and Corneal Surgery

Lasik Pioneer: First textbook chapter on hyperopic lasik surgery

Dr Michael Duplessie is highly skilled in all types of laser surgery, including LASIK, custom corneal correction, and all-laser procedures.   Dr. Duplessie was also selected to write one of the first textbooks chapters on presbyopic laser correction.

Lasik Pioneer: One of first textbook chapters on Presbyopic lasik surgery

He is one of the first US ophthalmologists to perform the SMILE and FLEX procedures. The SMILE procedure is a micro-incision lasik technique.If you are considering Lasik, you deserve the best.

Dr Michael Duplessie ’s record is 100 Lasik surgeries in one day.

Experience matters – trust your eyesight to an experienced surgeon.

Dr Michael Duplessie has completed three Fellowships. He has considerable experience in diseases of the cornea and external eye.

He is skilled in traditional corneal surgery including penetrating keratoplasty, pterygium surgery, cataract surgery, and the wide range of surgeries for ocular surface disease, including the management of tumors, stem cell deficiencies, and ocular surface reconstruction.

Pioneer Lamellar Corneal Transplant Surgery:

Dr Michael Duplessie performed one of first lamellar surgeries in the United States. He was selected to write the first textbook chapter published on modern lamellar surgery. He is an expert in the advanced techniques such as ALK, ALTK, DLEK, DSAEK, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK).

Specialist in Ocular Burns:

Dr Michael Duplessie has had extensive training in the treatment of ocular burns. An expert in ocular burns, his work was featured on Voice of America for his treatment of Iranian patients blinded by acid.

Voice of America News Segment on Dr. Michael Duplessie


Dr Michael Duplessie created the largest private residency/fellowship program in the United States. Fifteen doctors a year from Canada, seeking the best training possible, traveled to the USA to train in Cornea and External Disease.

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Dr Michael Duplessie is well known for his work in ophthalmology.

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