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Laser Treatment:
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Safety:
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Protecting the retina Protecting the retina
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Our Equipment:
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Other Treatment:
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More Information:
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Eleven Most Interesting Cases Eleven Most Interesting Cases
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Seeing Dr. Karickhoff:
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Know Dr. Karickhoff - Beyond Floaters Know Dr. Karickhoff - Beyond Floaters
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Ocular Innovation:
Why Innovate? Why Innovate?
Dr. K's Unique Career in Innovation, Photos & his Curriculum Vitae Dr. K's Unique Career in Innovation, Photos & his Curriculum Vitae
Dr. K's Video On Innovation Basics Dr. K's Video On Innovation Basics
Ocular Innovation Awards Ocular Innovation Awards
Dr. K. on Advanced Innovation Tasks (for doctors) Dr. K. on Advanced Innovation Tasks (for doctors)
 
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SOME OF DOCTOR KARICKHOFF’S FIRSTS
IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL EYE CARE


US Patent drawings of the Karickhoff Anterior Chamber Caliper
  • First in Washington area to perform laser disruption of eye floaters. (2-1-90)
  • Inventor of the Karickhoff Keratoscope (U.S. Patent).
  • Inventor of the Anterior Chamber Caliper (U.S. Patent).
  • Discoverer of the cause and surgical treatment of pigmentary glaucoma.
  • Originator of the combined American-Russian technique of radial keratotomy incisions (now the most widely used in the world)
  • Originator of the Schiotz-Shove test (used in myopia surgery).
  • Conceived and published nine orginal concepts in ophthalmology.
  • Designer of seven surgical instruments used world-wide.
  • First in Northern Virginia to treat acute glaucoma with laser surgery. (3-2-77)
  • First in Northern Virginia to perform outpatient cataract surgery. (1-14-81)
  • First in Virginia to perform surgery for nearsightedness. (4-15-81)
  • First in Northern Virginia to treat chronic glaucoma with laser surgery. (6-11-81)
  • First in Northern Virginia to perform epikeratophakia (the "living contact lens" operation) (12-10-85)
  • First in metropolitan Washington to perform no-stitch cataract surgery. (2-2-91)
  • Author of five articles on refractive surgery.
  • Author of 39 articles in national and international eye journals.
  • Author of the only book on "Laser Treatment of Eye Floaters.  (2005)
  • Designer of four surgical contact lenses used internationally. (2006-2009)