Refractive Surgery Center

The University of California at Berkeley Refractive Surgery Center is committed to offering our patients the most recent advancements in laser eye surgery technology to ensure better outcomes and increased safety without compromising quality of care or significantly increasing the cost. We offer procedures in All-Laser LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) with Custom Wavefront treatment.

The latest technologies for laser vision correction are employed, featuring the STAR S4 IRExcimer Laser System, the WaveScan WaveFrontSystem, the IntraLaseFS Laser, and the Oculus Pentacam™. The laser center's convenient location at the Meredith Morgan University Eye Center offers easy access for the public as well as university faculty, staff and students.

RSC Doctor

While UC Berkeley is a teaching institution, the interns only observe our surgical process. Our surgeons, Dr. Andrew Sorenson and Dr. Mira Lim, specialize in cornea and refractive surgery and are fellowship-trained from some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country including Duke University and Harvard. They have over 25 years of combined LASIK surgical experience. Our Optometric team that evaluates and performs all the pre and post operative care has experience in over 30,000 cases of laser refractive surgeries.

We perform a thorough evaluation using the most advanced equipment to take pre-operative measurements, such as the Oculus Pentacam™ HR anterior segment tomography unit. The Pentacam™ provides a high resolution scan and offers more information about the cornea than most other units available today. This allows us to screen for subtle corneal abnormalities that make a patient an undesirable candidate for laser vision correction.

RSC Laser Flap Creation

IntraLase Laser Flap Creation

The IntraLase Laser™ is the first technology for a truly all-laser, blade-free LASIK procedure, replacing the hand-held microkeratome blade historically used in creating LASIK corneal flaps -- the first step of the procedure -- with a computer-guided, ultra-fast femtosecond laser. This technology provides unparalleled uniformity and precision, biomechanical stability, and an unsurpassed safety profile. The IntraLase Laser™ virtually eliminates the majority of the most severe sight-threatening LASIK complications related to use of the microkeratome and, by creating an optimal corneal surface below the flap, provides for better visual outcomes -- taking many patients to 20/20 vision and beyond.

Since 2000, the Refractive Surgery Center has proved itself a regional center for excellence in refractive surgery. Our doctors can help you choose the right solution to achieve your vision goals. Our goal is to provide each patient with the facts and resources needed to make the best decision for each individual.

Complimentary consultations are available. For more information, please call (510) 643-2860 to set up an appointment with Dr. Kathy Tran or Dr. Robert Melrose. We are located in the Meredith Morgan University Eye Center at Minor Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

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