San Diego Cataract Surgeons Scheduled to Air on PBS SoCal’s American Health Journal

March 01, 2012 | In the Community

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Cataract Surgeons in San Diego Discuss New Laser Refractive Procedure on PBS SoCal

Drs. Michael Gordon, Jack Weiss, and David Schanzlin of the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute for LASIK and cataract surgery in San Diego have announced they will be appearing on PBS SoCal’s award-winning television program American Health Journal to discuss the latest developments in advanced laser refractive cataract surgery. The episode will air on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. PST and will feature Drs. Gordon, Weiss, and Schanzlin demonstrating the new LenSx® Femtosecond Laser from ALCON Labs as well as providing a question and answer session with patients who have had the cataract surgery procedure.

The PBS SoCal network television show American Health Journal will be featuring LASIK and cataract surgeons from the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute to discuss the latest LenSx® Femtosecond Laser for laser assisted cataract surgery. As the first practice to bring the innovative procedure to San Diego, Drs. Michael Gordon, Jack Weiss, and David Schanzlin focus on a wide range of vision correction procedures and were the first in the world to perform the all-laser custom LASIK surgery. Dr. Gordon says he is excited about the opportunity to share the groundbreaking benefits available with the LenSx® laser and hopes patients take the opportunity to educate themselves about the newest technology in laser refractive cataract surgery.

Airing on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal, Drs. Gordon, Weiss, and Schanzlin will be appearing on the show to demonstrate how the LenSx® laser is performed and to discuss with several patients their experience with the procedure. Developed by ALCON Labs, the LenSx® laser allows surgeons to plan and perform cataract and lens exchange surgeries with exact, individualized specifications. Dr. Weiss says the new technology provides patients with a number of benefits, including reducing the risks associated with cataract surgery, one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA). He says the LenSx® laser also improves accuracy, precision, and efficiency of the procedure. “Refractive Cataract surgery has progressed from a procedure that removes the cloudy lens to a procedure that makes vision more functional by decreasing dependency on spectacles or contact lenses. This drastic improvement in the outcome of the procedure is due to the new laser technique and better lens implants,” says Dr. Weiss.

Drs. Gordon, Weiss, and Schanzlin say they are grateful for the opportunity to share their experience with the LenSx® laser and hope it will encourage more patients to take advantage of the treatment to improve their vision and overall quality of life. Dr. Gordon adds that he is excited to increase patient awareness about the new procedure and to further enhance patient education about the most up-to-date developments in vision correction technology. “The American Health Journal program is helping to get the word out about the choices patients now have, when it comes to cataract and lens replacement surgery. We’re pleased to bring this new procedure to Southern California,” says Dr. Gordon.

About the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute

The Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute (GWVI) has been serving the San Diego community for a collective 70 years in vision correction and laser eye surgery procedures. Offering services in LASIK, cataract, PRK, refractive lens exchange, and other treatments, the GWVI surgeons are all trained as Corneal Specialists, certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have treated a combined total of over 75,000 refractive patients.

Located at 8910 University Center Lane Ste. 800 in San Diego, CA, the GWVI can be reached at (858) 455-6800. It can also be contacted online via the website, and the program will be available to view a few days following the air date on