Here are some of Dr. Karickhoff's Firsts In local and national eye care:

U.S. Patent Drawing 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)

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