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Floaters, FDA:
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F.D.A. and Floaters F.D.A. and Floaters
 
Cost and Candidate:
Cost and Insurance Cost and Insurance
Candidate? Candidate?
Young Patients Young Patients
 
Laser Treatment:
Our Procedure Our Procedure
Before/After Photos Before/After Photos
Science Background Science Background
Patient Testimonials Patient Testimonials
Our Contributions Our Contributions
Why Few Doctors Why Few Doctors
 
Safety:
Benefits and Risks Benefits and Risks
Our Floater Study Our Floater Study
Protecting the retina Protecting the retina
Operative Permit Operative Permit
 
Our Equipment:
Our Laser Our Laser
Our Contact Lenses Our Contact Lenses
 
Other Treatment:
Vitrectomy Vitrectomy
 
More Information:
Our Book Our Book
Eleven Most Interesting Cases Eleven Most Interesting Cases
World literature listing World literature listing
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Seeing Dr. Karickhoff:
Exam. In Your City Exam. In Your City
You In Our Office You In Our Office
International Patients International Patients
Map, Airports, Airlines, Train, Motels, Subway Map, Airports, Airlines, Train, Motels, Subway
Fun In Falls Church Fun In Falls Church
Seeing Washington Seeing Washington
 
Your Surgeon:
Know Dr. Karickhoff - Beyond Floaters Know Dr. Karickhoff - Beyond Floaters
Audio Greeting from Dr. Karickhoff Audio Greeting from Dr. Karickhoff
Our Goals Our Goals
Our Laser Experience Our Laser Experience
Our Gallery Our Gallery
Our Firsts Our Firsts
 
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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OUR LASER EXPERIENCE

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The Karickhoff Laser Lens
directs the laser beam to various
parts of the eye during surgery.


  • Laser disruption of a floater was performed on Dr. Karickhoff's eye.
  • Dr. Karickhoff has performed floater disruption laser surgery since Feb. 1, 1990.
  • To our knowledge Dr. Karickhoff is the only doctor who has the proper equipment and regularly performs laser floater disruption in the surrounding 10 state area.
  • He was the discoverer of the cause and the laser surgical treatment of pigmentary glaucoma in April 1992.
  • He designed what was the world's top selling contact Laser Lens for directing laser surgical beams into the back of the eye.
  • Dr. Karickhoff has designed the only contact lens for treatment of non-central floaters. This prismatic lens allows better viewing and aiming for these more difficult floaters.
  • He introduced the laser treatment of acute glaucoma to Northern Virginia by performing the first such case in March 1977.
  • He introduced the laser treatment of chronic glaucoma to Northern Virginia by performing the first such case in June 1981.
  • He performed one of the first retinal and first cataract membrane operations with a laser in Northern Virginia.
  • He has performed laser eye surgery research and published some of his techniques nationally.
  • His office is one of the few containing both types of eye surgery lasers.